September/October 2019

2409, 2019

Big Gains

By , and |September 24th, 2019|

From taking a client focus to ensuring the right culture, the 94 firms on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2019 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms used several strategies to boost growth.

Making sure workers have the right training and access to resources — along with an understanding of the impact they have in the success of the […]

2409, 2019

Laws of Attraction

By |September 24th, 2019|

I’ve worked in the staffing space for 32 years now. In that time, I’ve seen and experienced countless changes — from the days of paper-based staffing processes (who remembers roller carts and trips to the storage unit?), strictly phone-based recruiting, the crazy job-title inflation epidemic of the late ’90s to the rise of software platforms, […]

2409, 2019

Candidates Who Stick

By |September 24th, 2019|

The US labor market is as candidate-driven as it has ever been. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are largely outnumbering the number of candidates, and this is happening in a context where unemployment is close to an all-time low. You may wonder how this situation could actually benefit enterprising staffing […]

2409, 2019

Category Contention

By |September 24th, 2019|

As global competition and technological change progressively require more worker specialization and just-in-time delivery of highly specialized talent, the pressure on businesses to engage consultants on an independent or “gig” basis continues to grow, especially for high-end, knowledge-based consultants. And while some independent contractors would prefer to be employees, surveys suggest independents are the most […]

2409, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 24th, 2019|

Privacy Matters 

European court OKs Privacy Shield

The US is ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, according to a decision by the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down. However, the shield is subject to ongoing review.

This report outlines […]

2409, 2019

By the Numbers: Assignment lengths, limits and service breaks

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2409, 2019

Leadership Disciplines: A Breaking Through Case Study

By |September 24th, 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 […]

2409, 2019

Tech & Jobs

By |September 24th, 2019|

Benefits for on-demand workers

Benefits for on-demand workers Human cloud, grocery delivery platform Instacart announced new benefits for its independent contractor shoppers in a post on Medium.

The perks include its “Stride Benefits Platform” for access to health insurance and financial tools, injury protection insurance to protect the shoppers in the case of an accident (it will […]

2409, 2019

Beyond Matching

By |September 24th, 2019|

Recruiting is, at its core, a business built on relationships. The best recruiters build a rapport with candidates and clients and focus on high-touch and high-value interactions. But how can recruiters spend more of their time engaging with individuals? SourceBreaker, a UK-headquartered company, thinks it has the answer.

“We want to automate as much of the […]

2409, 2019

An Open Approach

By |September 24th, 2019|

A Kforce Inc. consultant left us 20 years ago to work at a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, where he enjoyed a successful career. Eventually, he opted for early retirement, but after a few months, decided he wanted to go back to work. Having had a great relationship with Kforce, he turned to us again, and […]