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106, 2018

Are You Social?

By |June 1st, 2018|

Social media is a perfect fit for staffing firms, given the relationship- based nature of our industry. And it would seem that the industry would have jumped at the chance to embrace the phenomenon long ago. However, that isn’t always the case, and those dragging their feet may soon find themselves left behind. Even those […]

105, 2018

Driven by Law

By |May 1st, 2018|

We hear a lot about artificial intelligence, alternate staffing models, new technology, social media and other trends. Here are some other futuristic ideas that have not been discussed widely but could present new and expanded opportunities for staffing firms that anticipate and prepare for them.
Guest Worker Program
When the immigration issue is eventually resolved, many people […]

2603, 2018

The Joy of Work

By , , , and |March 26th, 2018|

Ask any staffing firm, big or small, what its top challenge is. Not surprisingly, the answers are identical: Finding people with the right skills given the scarcity of talent. Organizations — including staffing firms — are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007 with the US unemployment rate at 4.1% in February. Firms are all vying for the […]

1402, 2018

Staffing 100: The Human Touch

By , , , , and |February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Staffing 100 class of 2018. Innovative and committed to the human capital cause, these honorees are doing what it takes to elevate our ecosystem. Nominated by you, our advisors and the SIA team, these influencers are devoted to improving the human condition — as evidenced by their numerous charitable endeavors. But what drives […]

2011, 2017

Tap Here

By |November 20th, 2017|

Technology is evolving at a rapid clip. Staffing firms must scramble to stay on top as artificial intelligence, online staffing, chatbots and other automation evolve. New online platforms are “hot;” nascent technologies are emerging daily.

While technology will likely never upend the staffing industry as the automobile did the horse and buggy, it is — to […]

2609, 2017

‘I take nothing for granted’

By and |September 26th, 2017|

Linda Galipeau was no stranger to the staffing industry, having seen her mother temping as a secretary. Galipeau herself took temp summer jobs as a university student and eventually rose to be head of Randstad, North America, managing a $6 billion portfolio. Galipeau is the only woman on the executive board of Randstad Holding nv; […]

2108, 2017

Mission Possible

By |August 21st, 2017|

It was a good year for healthcare staffing providers. They took eight of the top 10 spots on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 list of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the US. In addition, staffing providers listing healthcare as one of their top segments represented 35% of firms on the list. Information technology represented the second-highest concentration, […]

2707, 2017

40 Under 40

By , , , and |July 27th, 2017|

Staying on top of your game in an ever-evolving industry is tough. Welcome to Staffing Industry Analysts’ first 40 Under 40 list. We are proud to present these leaders, many of whom have achieved remarkable success in the ecosystem. Some have created new companies, others new products in existing businesses, and still more pioneered new ways of sourcing talent. In the following […]

2305, 2017

‘I hope to be the chief threat to the VMS’

By |May 23rd, 2017|

* Photograph by Andrea Flanagan

The IQNavigator/Beeline merger, announced in December 2016, made waves in our ecosystem, creating new alliances and reshaping old. Along with the merger, Beeline was spun off from Adecco to private equity firm GTCR. The new, combined company is the second-largest VMS provider, according to data from Staffing Industry Analysts, the publisher […]

105, 2017

Where Are We Headed?

By |May 1st, 2017|

The near-future legal environment for the staffing industry depends largely, but not entirely, on the work of the Trump administration and the slight Republican majorities in Congress. President Trump expects to engage with Congress and with his own executive branch in the hope of producing pro-business changes beyond what the current politically divisive environment might […]