March/April 2020

2303, 2020

Editor’s Letter

By |March 23rd, 2020|

I love the Best Staffing Firms to Work For list. It’s a treat to talk to passionate employees, learning about the inner workings of their jobs and what makes them so happy to come to work every day. SIA has been publishing this list for over a decade, and we see time and again the […]

2303, 2020

The Heart of Business

By |March 23rd, 2020|

All aspects of the staffing process are supported and influenced by technology, and recent developments such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain are presenting staffing firms with an increasingly complex environment to understand. Not only is technology transforming existing products, it is creating a bewildering array of new products to consider.

2303, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Outlining Occupations

The fine details of software development roles

IT staffing occupations are increasingly specialized, including that of the software developer. From employment trends to applicable programming languages to demand drivers, a new report by SIA profiles IT occupations. Staffing firms looking to position themselves for growth can use this report to target the most commercially attractive […]

2303, 2020

By the Numbers

By |March 23rd, 2020|

2303, 2020

Strength Through Adversity

By |March 23rd, 2020|

“Not everything in life is a lesson, Mom!”

“Oh, but it is, Catherine.”

This is a real conversation I had with my daughter several years ago when she was still living at home. Since then, she has gone on to do amazing things in her career and has learned her own lessons along the way.

Looking back on […]

2303, 2020

Crossing the Divide

By |March 23rd, 2020|

I began my career as a contingent workforce professional on the supply side. I remember how much each placement would mean to me personally, because it meant that I was helping another person find a job and another team get closer to achieving their goals or a project outcome. I still recall the details of […]

2303, 2020

The New Threshold

By |March 23rd, 2020|

A years-long tug-of-war over Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules for paying overtime has landed in the proverbial middle mud hole, with new rules effective Jan. 1 creating legal pitfalls for unwary staffing firms.

The new rule increases the minimum salary required to qualify as exempt from overtime under the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions (executive, administrative, and […]

2303, 2020

Compliance Branch

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Shifting Joint-Employer Regulations

Joint employment is of particular concern for staffing firms as well as their clients. As defined by SIA, joint employment is when two or more employers exercise significant and simultaneous control over the same employee, and may be liable for payment of taxes, workplace safety, etc. Joint employment comes into play in the […]

2303, 2020

Good Vibes

By , , and |March 23rd, 2020|

If you were to ask the employees of the 2020 Best Staffing Firms to Work For — and our writers did — they would tell you first and most enthusiastically about the atmosphere and tools that are available to them to enable them to do their jobs, better serve their candidates and clients, and help […]

2303, 2020

The New Face of the Industry

By |March 23rd, 2020|

The world of recruiting and staffing is becoming more complex and technology driven as a variety of converging trends affect the industry. From the “Uberization” of the on-demand workforce to changes in clients’ buying habits to robotic process automation and more, staffing leaders need to adapt quickly to turn disruptive obstacles into rain-making opportunities.

Many owner-operators […]