January/February 2019

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Editor’s Note

By |February 1st, 2019|

A new year represents many things to people. Personally, I look at it as a fresh start. And in that spirit, I present a new journey for Staffing Industry Review. We are proud to give you a revamped magazine, with fresh content and feel. The magazine’s mission has always been to help you compete in today’s fast-changing economy […]

102, 2019

The Potential to Disrupt

By and |February 1st, 2019|

In January, SIA published its latest report on blockchain: “The Impact of Blockchain in Talent Acquisition.” Our first report on this topic, published in December 2017, identified seven blockchain initiatives in the freelancer and/or job board category, while this report covers 26 — and there may well be many more operating in pre-launch stealth mode.

This growth […]

102, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |February 1st, 2019|

Beyond Compliance

IT in healthcare emerges as a line of business

Healthcare and social assistance in the US has expanded to a $1.5 trillion industry, accounting for 7.5% of US gross domestic product. US IT staffing firms derive $2.6 billion in revenue from healthcare; direct hire comprises $300 million.

IT typically has been seen as an expense for […]

102, 2019

By the Numbers: Training Temporary Workers

By |February 1st, 2019|

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View From the Boardroom: Purpose-Driven

By |February 1st, 2019|

Think about your top-performing employees — their accomplishments, their contributions. Then, think about the reasons for their success. Is it their strong work ethic and leadership skills? The passion and positive attitudes they bring to the office every day? It’s likely a combination of these attributes and more. But, perhaps the most notable characteristic high-performing […]

102, 2019

Buyer Reality: Realigning With Partners

By |February 1st, 2019|

“If you don’t grow, you die.”

I have heard these words many times over my 18-year career at Southwest Airlines. They have been a mantra of sorts for Herb Keller, our founder and CEO Emeritus. He would say them often when reminding us that we must change and evolve as an airline in order to beat […]

102, 2019

Benefit of Counsel: Hiring Bias?

By and |February 1st, 2019|

A federal judge in December 2018 held that an executive recruiter was not responsible for an employer’s decision to eliminate a female candidate from consideration — allegedly because of gender discrimination. Thus, the court ended a lawsuit against executive recruiting firm SSI Inc. and two of its former employees.

Ileana Simplicean was recruited by SSI to […]

102, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |February 1st, 2019|

The Co-Employment Pendulum

The National Labor Relations Board is on course to reverse direction on its joint-employer policies. The prior board, under the Obama Administration, broadly expanded the definition of joint-employment in 2015. A Trump-appointed board has proposed a rule returning to a narrower definition.

In the 2015 decision, the NLRB voted 3-2 to expand the definition […]

102, 2019

2019 Staffing 100

By , , , , , and |February 1st, 2019|

What’s the Staffing 100 really about? It’s about people. People helping people. People who create jobs, place others in them and drive the world of work. The 2019 Staffing 100 list, sponsored by Indeed, comprises those who create new models of work, drive efficiencies while running companies, influence legislation and introduce technologies that change how […]

102, 2019

Rewiring for Success

By |February 1st, 2019|

While historically, managed services programs have been focused on cost savings and tactical execution, the emphasis has expanded from tick-box compliance to data-driven insights that power innovative approaches to modern talent challenges.

“The evolution has been a long time coming,” admits Brian Salkowski, president, Americas at Guidant Global. “Our tone and tenor have shifted from ‘thou […]