September 2017

2108, 2017

Editor’s Letter

By |August 21st, 2017|

It’s interesting to report the growth of the fastest growing staffing firms. We’ve been doing this for more than a decade — 12 years to be exact. But even more exciting are the stories behind the growth of these firms — numbering 110 this year. The commitment to excellence, passion for the industry and work-hard cultures are inspiring, notes Senior Managing […]

2108, 2017

Trends That Matter: Wages Plateau

By |August 21st, 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.

Wages Plateau

Employers expect to keep wage growth in check.

Most employers expect wages to stay the same in the third quarter, according to a survey released by Express […]

2108, 2017

Benefit of Counsel: Guard Your Interests

By |August 21st, 2017|

It has long been common practice for employers to use restrictive covenant agreements to safeguard their confidential information and trade secrets as well as to protect the investments they make in their employees. Restrictive covenant agreements — which are essentially contracts between employers and employees that incorporate types of nondisclosure, noncompete and/or nonsolicitation provisions — […]

2108, 2017

Survival of the Fittest

By |August 21st, 2017|

In a 2001 interview, I said, “You can’t move forward if you’re looking back.” I was recently reminded that survival in this ever-changing industry shouldn’t be taken for granted. With increasing customer demands and technology evolving daily, we are blessed to be one of the few companies that has survived and prospered. As I think […]

2108, 2017

Research Report: Benchmark & Conquer

By |August 21st, 2017|

The Art of War, a fifth century Chinese military treatise attributed to military strategist Sun Tzu, has been quoted often in contemporary business. “If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” This quote resonates with the importance of benchmarking particularly well. Fast forward to 2017.

Today, […]

2108, 2017

Mission Possible

By |August 21st, 2017|

It was a good year for healthcare staffing providers. They took eight of the top 10 spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the US. In addition, staffing providers listing healthcare as one of their top segments represented 35% of firms on the list. Information technology represented the second-highest concentration, […]

2108, 2017

Your Company’s Big Idea

By |August 21st, 2017|

No matter your role, there is an underlying force and energizing theme that drives your company forward and creates excellence in what you do. I call it “the big idea.” What is your company’s? Does everyone know what it is? Can you tell by looking at your website what the big idea is?

For many, the […]

2108, 2017

Practice Makes Permanent

By |August 21st, 2017|

With today’s labor market and buyers being as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, sales has become the easy part — if you’re selling to gain an order. We’ve all been there: hire a new sales rep, send them to be trained, give them the toolbox, and send them on their way. Put them in the […]

2108, 2017

The Other Side: Living as Contingent

By |August 21st, 2017|

“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one,” so the old saying goes. Contrary to what one might think when reading this phrase, though, I’ve found being a contingent worker has forced me to become not just a jack of all trades, but a master […]

2108, 2017

The Buzz: Tokens for Labor

By |August 21st, 2017|

When bitcoin was created in 2009, it brought with it equal parts excitement and apprehension. Bitcoin is what is known as a “cryptocurrency,” an online form of currency based on blockchain technology that is borderless, secure, decentralized, and can be transferred/exchanged instantaneously. By many accounts, bitcoin has been a success. However, their incredible price fluctuations […]