October 2017

2609, 2017

Straight Talk: Know Whom You Work With

By |September 26th, 2017|

A combination of misplaced co-employment fears and invisibility cloaks shield contingent workforce professionals from seeing the sometimes darker side of staffing — the commoditization of people. The new world order of indentured servitude. But savvy managers are catching on.

We know that, while the majority of staffing suppliers run their businesses well and live up to […]

2609, 2017

View From the Boardroom: Guiding Principles

By |September 26th, 2017|

What a pivotal time to be in staffing. Our labor market is nearing full employment. “Artificial intelligence” has become a mainstream term. And the jobs of tomorrow are taking shape before our eyes.

In such a transformative environment, staffing leaders must connect more dots than ever before — and faster. However, as we whirl into the […]

2609, 2017

‘I take nothing for granted’

By and |September 26th, 2017|

Linda Galipeau was no stranger to the staffing industry, having seen her mother temping as a secretary. Galipeau herself took temp summer jobs as a university student and eventually rose to be head of Randstad, North America, managing a $6 billion portfolio. Galipeau is the only woman on the executive board of Randstad Holding nv; […]

2609, 2017

2017 Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , , , and |September 26th, 2017|

Getting to the top of the corporate ladder is no easy feat. And women must excel almost to the point of being superhuman to even attempt cracking the glass ceiling. The good news? Some ground has been broken. Let’s take the iconic Fortune 500 list for 2017. The number of women CEOs on that list […]

2609, 2017

Visionaries and Innovators

By |September 26th, 2017|

As advances in technology continue to evolve and reshape the staffing industry, women are increasingly taking on leadership roles. Penny Queller, senior vice president and general manager of staffing for Monster, has seen women’s contributions up close in her more than 20 years in staffing. She discusses her path in the industry, the contributions that […]

2609, 2017

Expert’s Corner: Buy or Build?

By |September 26th, 2017|

As a CIO and frequent speaker on technology in the staffing industry, I am often asked whether staffing firms should build their own software or buy it. There’s much to consider and the answer is not always cut and dry.

The basics of each scenario seem simple enough: When building, you are developing the application from […]

2609, 2017

The Other Side: Human Interaction

By |September 26th, 2017|

I decided to try the gig economy after leaving a corporate job. I wanted to find work/life balance and flexibility, so I began working for different staffing agencies. I moved my way up from worker to supervisor quickly — and started to notice where staffing agencies could do better.

Now I’m back in the corporate world […]

2609, 2017

Robo-Patrol

By |September 26th, 2017|

To peer into the future of staffing, one need look no further than Knightscope, a Mountain View, Calif.-based startup that builds and “places” security robots.

Founded in 2013, the firm deploys robots that, armed with myriad sensors, are primarily used to enhance, expand and automate on-site security services. They look like adolescent- sized iPods that patrol […]

2609, 2017

By the Numbers: Largest engineering staffing firm in the US

By |September 26th, 2017|