January/February 2020

1902, 2020

Editor’s Note

By |February 19th, 2020|

You’ve been hearing about record-low unemployment numbers on the news.

It’s no longer about the talent gap but the talent crisis. In this economy, creating new models of work and placing people in them is challenging to say the least. So, kudos to the 2020 Staffing 100 honorees for taking our industry forward in these turbulent […]

1902, 2020

By the Numbers: Top management priorities as cited by staffing firms

By |February 19th, 2020|

1902, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |February 19th, 2020|

Get Stacked

Tools at the modern staffing firm’s disposal

The typical staffing firm technology toolbox, or “tech stack,” encompasses the front, middle and back office. But there’s so much more they can tap into, from reporting solutions to communication tools.

SIA’s Staffing Company Tech Stack report creates a framework to understand the context and nature of the staffing […]

1902, 2020

Research Report: Pushing the Envelope

By |February 19th, 2020|

The use of vendor management system technology and managed service provider services has become increasingly widespread at midsize to large enterprises over the past decade. As a result, a key strategic concern for many staffing companies is not only how to delight the underlying enterprise client, but also how to partner effectively with that client’s […]

1902, 2020

Demolish the Ivory Tower

By |February 19th, 2020|

There may be no “I” in team, but there needs to be a “U,” because it’s your ability to relate to team members at all levels of an organization — whether that colleague is based in a field branch, working in an on-site role or supporting the back-office operations — that is key in your […]

1902, 2020

Buyer Reality: A Transformation Agent

By |February 19th, 2020|

With the threat of disruption looming, we are seeing enterprise organizations intentionally shift away from business as usual to “transformation.” And executives everywhere are realizing that not only are people the heartbeat of every organization, but having the right people in the right roles is key to creating meaningful change. I’ve had the privilege of […]

1902, 2020

Mixed Blessing

By |February 19th, 2020|

With the passage of AB 5, California codified the 2018 California Supreme Court Dynamex decision, which established dramatically stricter criteria that a business needs to prove to maintain a worker as an independent contractor.

The first major change AB 5 brings is that it assumes workers are employees. A worker can only be classified as an […]

1902, 2020

The Staffing 100

By , , , , , and |February 19th, 2020|

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Staffing 100. The list, published for the ninth time by Staffing Industry Analysts, honors some of the best
and brightest of our industry. Sponsored by Indeed, it comprises men and women who are charting a course into the future of workforce solutions. Not only are they big on growing […]

1902, 2020

What’s That Ahead?

By |February 19th, 2020|

No one argues with the idea that recessions make it more difficult to run a business. When consumers and corporations spend less money, employers lay off full-time employees and hire fewer contingent workers. That pressures staffing firms to keep their heads above water even while they plan how — if they’re smart — to reinvigorate […]

1902, 2020

The Buzz: On Demand With a Twist

By |February 19th, 2020|

When you need tech talent for a project fast, what do you do? It can be difficult to determine the right fit given the nuances of the technical task at hand. This is where Talent Alpha, a company founded in Poland at the end of 2018, comes into play.

The company adds value by aggregating workers […]