January/February 2017

1302, 2017

Trends That Matter: Women in Leadership

By |February 13th, 2017|

Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.

 

True Desires

Motivation may be key to increased female leadership within staffing organizations.

Although women hold almost 52% of all professional jobs, they account for just 14.6% percent of executive officers […]

1302, 2017

Protect Your Temps … and Yourself

By |February 13th, 2017|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s campaign to improve safety for temporary employees has presented challenges and opportunities for staffing providers.

In its 2013 initiative, OSHA made the staffing agency and host employer jointly responsible for training temporary workers. The premise was that temporary workers are at greater risk of workplace injury than the direct employees […]

1302, 2017

The Great Beyond

By |February 13th, 2017|

Like many other industries, the staffing industry is subject to global pressures. Clients expect more and more from their suppliers but want to pay less. At the same time, a number of low-cost disrupters have emerged in the human cloud to challenge the traditional staffing model. Therefore, many staffing firms have looked at the potential […]

1302, 2017

The On-Demand Future

By |February 13th, 2017|

By 2020, 43% of American workers will be active participants in the on-demand economy, according to an Intuit forecast. And millennials, the largest generation represented in the workforce today, are driving this change with a reported 92% wanting to work remotely and 87% wanting to choose their own hours.

This is a fundamental shift from the […]

1302, 2017

Ending on a High Note

By |February 13th, 2017|

Contracting is like gambling. You never know what cards you’ll be dealt. Sometimes a two-week job is extended to 10 months or more. Other times, a job that was supposed to be long-term only lasts four weeks. I’ve learned to take most of it in stride because it’s often inevitable and comes with the territory. […]

1302, 2017

Breaking Through to Growth

By |February 13th, 2017|

Of the nearly 20,000 staffing firms operating in the US, few reach $10 million or even $5 million in annual revenue — and just a select few exceed $100 million — the threshold for firms to land on our pinnacle list of largest staffing firms. Our 2016 list contains a scant 133 firms. What enables […]

1302, 2017

Finding Consultants

By |February 13th, 2017|

Though it seems to have become ubiquitous, I still sometimes marvel at the concept of a “store-within-a-store,” such as a Starbucks within a grocery store.

This is a business arrangement where an independently owned company operates a “mini-store” within a larger retail outlet. The concept applies beyond coffee and shopping. New York-based Work Rails is the […]

1302, 2017

By the Numbers: Where Temporary Workers Think Firms Can Improve Communication

By |February 13th, 2017|

902, 2017

Meet the 2017 Influencers

By , , , and |February 9th, 2017|

Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]

902, 2017

Sponsored Content: Accelerating Growth

By |February 9th, 2017|

Competition is fierce. Profit margins are thin. Staffing firms are exhausting all options to gain more strategic advantages and get ahead. For one, many are looking to outsourcing non-core business activities to operate more efficiently and lower costs. Another continuing trend is fueling growth via mergers or acquisitions. In this highly fragmented industry that is […]