November/December 2019

1811, 2019

Editor’s Letter

By |November 18th, 2019|

Why is there so much buzz around the Global Power 150 — Women In Staffing list? While there is enthusiasm about all the SIA Who’s Who lists, I have to concede that there is a little extra frenzy when it comes to this particular one.

Perhaps because on the one hand, it’s about promoting gender equality […]

1811, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 18th, 2019|

Checking credentials. Given consumer wariness about the way their data is used, some organizations are striving to redefine privacy to create an environment where consumers and brands thrive with intentionally consented relationships regarding data agency, data ethics, and data reciprocity. And with more governments imposing greater data protection regulation as exemplified by the European Union’s […]

1811, 2019

In the Market

By |November 18th, 2019|

Scouting out an acquisition target, or seeking a buyer, requires a significant amount of homework. Buyers and sellers need access to databases of companies, which they then need to narrow down based on potential interest/ fit. After time-consuming legwork, companies can cross off names one by one, until finally they come up with realistic short […]

1811, 2019

By the Numbers: Contingent workforce spend by contingent type

By |November 18th, 2019|

1811, 2019

Achieving Parity

By |November 18th, 2019|

Throughout my 25 years in the staffing industry, I’ve seen tremendous progress on gender equality in the workplace. However, some industries still have a way to go — a problem especially pronounced in the technical sectors we serve.

Many are suffering from talent shortages, and widening their recruitment to include a highly diverse population of applicants […]

1811, 2019

Limit Your Costs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Many staffing firms hire outside lawyers for litigation and other matters. What you pay for the lawyers you choose depends on how well you negotiate.

Law firms use engagement letter contracts to document fees and other aspects of the attorney-client relationship, but those mainly protect the law firm’s interests. To limit your costs, you should assertively […]

1811, 2019

Compliance Branch

By |November 18th, 2019|

California Enacts New Labor Laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in October signed new employment-related bills into law, including a ban on forced arbitration and more time for sexual harassment and discrimination victims to file complaints.

Arbitration. Assembly Bill 51 prohibits employers from requiring applicants for employment or existing employees, as a condition of employment, continued employment, or […]

1811, 2019

2019 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing

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Giving back. Empowering others. Those are the recurring themes that emerged in the profiles of the 2019 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list.

Since we launched the list in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the benefits of having women in leadership positions, we at SIA have noticed the emergence of other lists and […]

1811, 2019

Leadership Disciplines: A Breaking Through Case Study

By |November 18th, 2019|

In an ongoing series, Staffing Industry Review features excerpts from a 2019 Executive Forum session based on SIA President Barry Asin’s and Charted Path founder Mike Cleland’s book, Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines from Top-Performing Staffing Firms, which captured the stories of staffing industry executives whose companies have reached the topmost 1% of US staffing fi […]

1811, 2019

Tech + Jobs

By |November 18th, 2019|

Uber introduces its industrial staffing service

Uber Technologies Inc. announced the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in a blog post. For now, Uber Works is operating only in Chicago, and the company is working with staffing firms TalentBurst and TrueBlue Inc. Workers are classified as employees of the staffing firms.

In order to get […]