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2703, 2017

Now, the Uptick

By |March 27th, 2017|

The US manufacturing sector continues to be an important pillar of the US economy, as well as a large buyer of staffing services — to the tune of more than $20 billion dollars each year. This article examines the latest government data to identify growth trends in the sector as a whole, as well as […]

2703, 2017

Stand Out

By |March 27th, 2017|

How can staffing firms be different when forced to deliver candidates anonymously through technology that whitewashes their differentiators? The industry has been debating this issue since vendor management systems became widely adopted in enterprise organizations.

However, the winner in the anonymous submissions of candidates for requisitions — at least from a client perspective — is the […]

2703, 2017

Providing the Ladder

By |March 27th, 2017|

From its headquarters in San Francisco, it might be tempting to categorize Samasource alongside all the other online staffing platforms that have been established to take advantage of the growth in the gig economy over the past few years.

But Samasource has a very different corporate mission from the other entrepreneurial businesses that have sprung up […]

2703, 2017

Climbing High

By |March 27th, 2017|

Every staffing professional has asked this very question and will likely continue to do so. The fact is we have made some headway. Companies are looking more and more to the flexible workforce to help with their needs. As providers of this flexible workforce, young workers turn to us to help them gain some experience, […]

2703, 2017

The Ground Is Moving

By |March 27th, 2017|

In the world of work, two debates rage on: Who is a co-employer, and who is an independent contractor?

Recent federal guidance and case law suggest that the answers to these questions may be everyone and no one, respectively.

Co-employment. Co-employment is defined as the relationship among two or more organizations that both qualify as “employers” under […]

2703, 2017

Be That Boss

By |March 27th, 2017|

One of the biggest losses for a company is when top talent leaves because of a bad manager. My company surveyed more than 1,100 professionals and found 87% of respondents said they have had a bad boss. Of those, 51% said they have quit a company because of a bad boss, but 83% would have […]

2203, 2017

Manage Expectations

By |March 22nd, 2017|

After working for several years as a purchasing agent at a construction company, I was let go due to staffing cuts. After having a difficult time finding a job, I turned to staffing firms for help.

I felt lucky when I got called in for an interview with a staffing company about a position it was […]

1302, 2017

Protect Your Temps … and Yourself

By |February 13th, 2017|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s campaign to improve safety for temporary employees has presented challenges and opportunities for staffing providers.

In its 2013 initiative, OSHA made the staffing agency and host employer jointly responsible for training temporary workers. The premise was that temporary workers are at greater risk of workplace injury than the direct employees […]

1302, 2017

The On-Demand Future

By |February 13th, 2017|

By 2020, 43% of American workers will be active participants in the on-demand economy, according to an Intuit forecast. And millennials, the largest generation represented in the workforce today, are driving this change with a reported 92% wanting to work remotely and 87% wanting to choose their own hours.

This is a fundamental shift from the […]

1302, 2017

Ending on a High Note

By |February 13th, 2017|

Contracting is like gambling. You never know what cards you’ll be dealt. Sometimes a two-week job is extended to 10 months or more. Other times, a job that was supposed to be long-term only lasts four weeks. I’ve learned to take most of it in stride because it’s often inevitable and comes with the territory. […]