November/December 2017

2011, 2017

Trends That Matter: Boomerang Effect

By |November 20th, 2017|

We include 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.

Boomerang Effect

Why you should consider rehiring retirees and other former employees.

A boomerang employee: One who returns to a company after leaving for a period of time. With the […]

2011, 2017

Your Core Team

By |November 20th, 2017|

Like you, every day, I see an announcement for “The Next Big Thing” — a new technology, investment opportunity or innovation promising to maximize profits by increasing productivity and reducing labor costs.

The nature of “The Next Big Thing” varies widely, such as: utilizing offshore resources to reduce labor costs; increasing sourcing effectiveness; maximizing big data […]

2011, 2017

Smart Choices

By |November 20th, 2017|

Believe it or not, it’s been more than seven years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as the ACA, and after a slow start, it’s been quite a ride for healthcare staffing. In 2015 and 2016, the healthcare staffing market grew by double digits as an influx of newly […]

2011, 2017

Tap Here

By |November 20th, 2017|

Technology is evolving at a rapid clip. Staffing firms must scramble to stay on top as artificial intelligence, online staffing, chatbots and other automation evolve. New online platforms are “hot;” nascent technologies are emerging daily.

While technology will likely never upend the staffing industry as the automobile did the horse and buggy, it is — to […]

2011, 2017

Marketing by Design

By |November 20th, 2017|

Marketing seldom gets the attention it deserves in the talent acquisition ecosphere. The landscape, however, has dramatically evolved as marketing strategies increasingly play a part in staffing agencies’ growth.

Marketing professionals in the staffing industry no longer simply generate newsletters, press releases and websites; they have developed into bona fide business partners, invested in the strategies […]

2011, 2017

Proper Engagement

By |November 20th, 2017|

The rapid pace of technological change has altered the recruitment process, providing candidates and end users with myriad choices. The goal is to leverage technologies that enable recruiters and staffing firms to more efficiently find the right talent. Claudette Cunitz, Monster’s vice president and a former ASA board member, looks at how staffing companies can […]

2011, 2017

Watch Those Requests

By |November 20th, 2017|

There has been voluminous news coverage of the individual and employer mandates imposed by the Affordable Care Act, but little has been reported about the health insurance mandates imposed on staffing suppliers by their customers.

The ACA’s employer mandate regulations include a sloppy discussion suggesting that assigned employees could be counted as common law employees of […]

2011, 2017

Elevating Contract Work

By |November 20th, 2017|

As technical contract work becomes a standard part of business, traditional nine-to-five office jobs are no longer the only option. In fact, demand for technical contract workers on the Hired platform has more than tripled in the last two years alone.

For many companies, having more contract workers means having greater efficiency, as contractors often bring […]

2011, 2017

Building Rapport

By |November 20th, 2017|

A few months ago, I received an email from a potential customer asking for information and advice. I set up a call for clarification and began to build our relationship. I felt I was simply doing my job, but it seems a lot of what I deem basic work ethic is not necessarily practiced by […]

2011, 2017

Their Own Patterns

By |November 20th, 2017|

After working for a large software company for many years, I went freelance. And I’ve since specialized as a software development project leader, working with highly-skilled freelancers from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contrast between corporate and freelance work is quite dramatic.  It’s human nature to want the benefits of a […]