July/August 2020

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Editor’s Letter

By |July 21st, 2020|

The month of June saw the US Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle DACA, a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. And in another landmark ruling, the court found that workplace discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited by Title VII of the […]

2107, 2020

Research Report: On the Precipice

By |July 21st, 2020|

Transformative developments lead to a consolidating IT staffing market

The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, or HHI, is a widely accepted measure of market concentration. Its calculation is
simply the sum of the square market shares for each firm of a market, typically limited to the 50 largest companies. A market with an HHI of less than 1,500 is considered […]

2107, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |July 21st, 2020|

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.

How Am I Doing?

Provide temps’ performance feedback, and by email, while you’re at it.

The majority of temporary workers — 54% — prefer emails from their recruiters, compared with 21% […]

2107, 2020

By the Numbers

By |July 21st, 2020|

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Building Back a Better Industry

By |July 21st, 2020|

This spring, society saw years’ worth of change happening in just a few days. First came the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a health crisis of epic proportions along with a devastating economic downturn from the resulting lockdown. Then, the shocking killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer once again […]

2107, 2020

A New Model

By |July 21st, 2020|

I propose a new staffing model: The connected talent cloud, which I call Tier 0.5. In this model, which brings together the traditional agency search and direct sourcing, staffing agencies play a vital, bridging role by working with clients and technology partners. Why am I suggesting this?

The big picture. Companies hire workers to generate revenue. […]

2107, 2020

We Are Open

By |July 21st, 2020|

With the exception of a couple hotspots, most of the nation has reopened to some extent. Now come the many logistical and other decisions business leaders must make. Minimizing risk from potential lawsuits needs to be an important part of this process, for small mistakes now can be costly down the road. Here are some […]

2107, 2020

Catalyst for Change

By |July 21st, 2020|

The events this year have focused a spotlight on the importance of not just diversity but inclusion and belonging — and justice — more than any time in recent memory.

In addition, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is hitting minority communities particularly hard — both the virus itself and the economic destruction in the wake of stay-at-home […]

2107, 2020

HR On Demand

By |July 21st, 2020|

In the growing space of on-demand gig work platforms, SIA has started to see more and more specialized marketplaces enter the ecosystem. One such company is One Circle HR, which connects companies with HR experts from all around the world. Founded in 2019, it already has a global reach of consultants.

According to founder Emma El-Karout, […]

2107, 2020

Fork in the Road

By |July 21st, 2020|

With the global pandemic, I am in the same unfortunate position as 40 million other Americans. I was also a casualty of the 2008 recession, after which I found a career I loved, working with clients on their workforce solutions. This time looks and feels vastly different — scary and crippling are two words that […]