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2503, 2019

O, Canada!

By |March 25th, 2019|

Recent trade tensions notwithstanding, Canada and the United States maintain a high level of economic interactivity due to shared cultural, political and economic practices, as well as the geographic proximity that comes with roughly 5,500 miles of shared border. As a result, those familiar with the US staffing industry may wonder how closely the Canadian […]

2503, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 25th, 2019|

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.

Expansion Continues

Trends affecting the market in 2019

In 2019, the global economic expansion is expected to become the longest since the end of the Second World War. And while the Economist […]

2503, 2019

Stand Out

By |March 25th, 2019|

Our managed services provider recently completed its 2018 scorecard process and subsequently removed several suppliers from our list for nonperformance. Oddly, those suppliers weren’t surprised — and I couldn’t help but wonder, if they weren’t interested in our business, why didn’t they ask to be removed? Or, if they wanted to stay on, why didn’t […]

2503, 2019

Conflicting Obligations

By |March 25th, 2019|

Companies use temporary staffing support for a variety of reasons, whether it’s scaling their skilled and unskilled workforce or recruiting top talent with niche skill sets. Temporary workers often work for unspecified durations dictated by the business needs of the staffing client, but sometimes clients choose to convert a temporary assignment into a traditional employee […]

2503, 2019

Making Lemonade

By |March 25th, 2019|

Every lemon — or supplier — only has so much juice. Contingent workforce program management, and the VMS technology that underpins it, historically has been sold on the premise that companies can achieve cost savings by implementing a managed program; companies achieve cost savings by creating a competitive bidding process along with standardizing rates and […]

2503, 2019

Whose Agenda Are You Serving?

By |March 25th, 2019|

When I graduated from college less than a year ago, I had no idea how to embark on what was next — finding a job. Although I knew next to nothing about the staffing world, a staffing firm ended up being the entry point into the working world that I didn’t know I needed.

One of […]

2503, 2019

Candidates as Equals

By and |March 25th, 2019|

If you follow workforce and generational trends, you know that candidates — especially millennials and Gen Z — are more focused on experiences and environment than just earnings. And in this candidate-driven market, they demand to be treated as equals. This ultimately means staffing agencies and companies must start treating candidates like customers. No strong […]

102, 2019

The Potential to Disrupt

By and |February 1st, 2019|

In January, SIA published its latest report on blockchain: “The Impact of Blockchain in Talent Acquisition.” Our first report on this topic, published in December 2017, identified seven blockchain initiatives in the freelancer and/or job board category, while this report covers 26 — and there may well be many more operating in pre-launch stealth mode.

This growth […]

102, 2019

View From the Boardroom: Purpose-Driven

By |February 1st, 2019|

Think about your top-performing employees — their accomplishments, their contributions. Then, think about the reasons for their success. Is it their strong work ethic and leadership skills? The passion and positive attitudes they bring to the office every day? It’s likely a combination of these attributes and more. But, perhaps the most notable characteristic high-performing […]

102, 2019

Benefit of Counsel: Hiring Bias?

By and |February 1st, 2019|

A federal judge in December 2018 held that an executive recruiter was not responsible for an employer’s decision to eliminate a female candidate from consideration — allegedly because of gender discrimination. Thus, the court ended a lawsuit against executive recruiting firm SSI Inc. and two of its former employees.

Ileana Simplicean was recruited by SSI to […]