November/December 2020

1711, 2020

Editor’s Letter

By |November 17th, 2020|

When SIA launched the Global Power 150 — Women In Staffing list in 2015, it was to raise the visibility of women in the industry by showcasing their contributions. Why? Despite the fact there are large numbers of women in the ecosystem, the numbers of females in the C-suite and boardroom are pitifully small. Our […]

1711, 2020

Prep Your Temps

By |November 17th, 2020|

You’ve been talking to temporary workers for years and have a pretty good idea what they need to know, right?

That’s probably mostly true, but temporary workers we surveyed — nearly 5,000 of them — revealed that important information is often lost in the shuffle. Here are eight topics that temporary workers said most need to […]

1711, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 17th, 2020|

The Ratings Effect

Candidates respond to firms’ engagement efforts.

activities such as responding to negative reviews, providing contact information, etc.) the more they benefit in terms of recruiting. In terms of sales, however, even a high degree of engagement on ratings sites produced only mildly positive benefits.

Source: “North America Staffing Company Survey 2020: Do staffing firms benefit […]

1711, 2020

A Steady Hand

By |November 17th, 2020|

Strategic Staffing Solutions celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 1, and we marked the occasion the way we usually do. Our leadership team — from yours truly, to our C-suite to our market vice presidents — wrote thank-you notes or called our customers to thank them for another successful year. Without them, we would not […]

1711, 2020

Do Your Homework

By |November 17th, 2020|

As a procurement category specialist for contingent labor, I often convince and educate program stakeholders to accomplish various goals, and the training I received early in my career prepared me well to do that.

Over my years with various contingent labor programs, I have been responsible for, or influenced, the program’s supply base. But prior to […]

1711, 2020

A Fair Analysis

By |November 17th, 2020|

It ranks among employers’ worst nightmares: You’ve received a harassment complaint from an employee or a temporary worker.

Or perhaps your client company reaches out with a complaint against one of your assigned workers. The cardinal rule is this: you must conduct an investigation.

As an attorney who deals with workplace lawsuits, and who deposes investigators engaged […]

1711, 2020

2020 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing

By , , , , , , and |November 17th, 2020|

If anything, the pandemic and social unrest this year have forced executives to think about the type of leaders they want to be. As Covid-19 hit, companies had to pivot quickly to a remote workforce. Decisions had to be made — and fast. There was no playbook. Throughout our industry, leaders were doing their utmost […]

1711, 2020

Tech + Jobs

By |November 17th, 2020|

Workers prefer robots to humans in supporting mental health

Stress and burnout are a fact of life during Covid-19. A study by enterprise software firm Oracle and HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence found that 70% of workers are experiencing more stress this year than any previous year, and 25% are burned out at work. […]

1711, 2020

Modern Talent Acquisition

By |November 17th, 2020|

Artificial intelligence in HR technology is growing in prevalence, but what about the talent acquisition process? Modern Hire, a company founded in 2019, sees potential in this market.

Modern Hire’s platform uses advanced predictive analytics to take interviewing, hiring and recruiting technology to the next level. It offers a host of features — interview scheduling, live […]

1711, 2020

Dedicated to Our Talent

By |November 17th, 2020|

One of the many reasons I joined K2 is because engaging and rewarding our IT talent is at the forefront of every conversation at K2 Partnering Solutions and is part of our DNA. I knew from the very beginning of my career that consultants are just as much a customer of the industry as the […]