March/April 2019

2503, 2019

O, Canada!

By |March 25th, 2019|

Recent trade tensions notwithstanding, Canada and the United States maintain a high level of economic interactivity due to shared cultural, political and economic practices, as well as the geographic proximity that comes with roughly 5,500 miles of shared border. As a result, those familiar with the US staffing industry may wonder how closely the Canadian […]

2503, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 25th, 2019|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

Expansion Continues

Trends affecting the market in 2019

In 2019, the global economic expansion is expected to become the longest since the end of the Second World War. And while the Economist […]

2503, 2019

By the Numbers: Temps’ Gender and Age; Number of Agencies

By |March 25th, 2019|

2503, 2019

Growth Over Synergy

By |March 25th, 2019|

When contemplating an acquisition, it can be easy to imagine synergies. These notions are often vague, like “our product range and their distribution channels.” Vague ideas are guaranteed not to live up to expectations. Other times, it can be easy to think the numbers are the story — such as a large customer overlap. On […]

2503, 2019

Stand Out

By |March 25th, 2019|

Our managed services provider recently completed its 2018 scorecard process and subsequently removed several suppliers from our list for nonperformance. Oddly, those suppliers weren’t surprised — and I couldn’t help but wonder, if they weren’t interested in our business, why didn’t they ask to be removed? Or, if they wanted to stay on, why didn’t […]

2503, 2019

Conflicting Obligations

By |March 25th, 2019|

Companies use temporary staffing support for a variety of reasons, whether it’s scaling their skilled and unskilled workforce or recruiting top talent with niche skill sets. Temporary workers often work for unspecified durations dictated by the business needs of the staffing client, but sometimes clients choose to convert a temporary assignment into a traditional employee […]

2503, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |March 25th, 2019|

We include legal and regulatory updates to help keep your staffing firms compliant.

New H-1B Visa Process Finalized; Spouse Work Rights to End

US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Jan. 31 published a final rule changing the H-1B visa process. One change includes a new system that would require H-1B petitioners first to register electronically. Another reverses […]

2503, 2019

Working to Win

By , , and |March 25th, 2019|

A Harvard University study found that 80% of employee turnover stems from mistakes made during the hiring process. Little surprise then that the Best Staffing Firms to Work For grand prize winners are very deliberate about whom they bring on board. The fit for the job, however, is scrutinized by both the applicant and the […]

2503, 2019

Raiding Talent

By |March 25th, 2019|

No one knows the challenges of recruiting better than staffing firms. And the tight labor market makes finding the right people — and keeping them — that much more difficult. In search of the best candidate, companies sometimes will approach top performers at direct competitors.

Some call this type of recruitment “employee poaching.” It’s not illegal, […]

2503, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |March 25th, 2019|

We highlight tech trends and developments that impact the world of work

Agency focuses on human cloud workers’ taxes

More needs to be done to fix tax noncompliance among workers operating through human cloud platforms and other sharing economy firms. That is according to a report by the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration called, “Expansion […]