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2409, 2019

Candidates Who Stick

By |September 24th, 2019|

The US labor market is as candidate-driven as it has ever been. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are largely outnumbering the number of candidates, and this is happening in a context where unemployment is close to an all-time low. You may wonder how this situation could actually benefit enterprising staffing […]

2409, 2019

Category Contention

By |September 24th, 2019|

As global competition and technological change progressively require more worker specialization and just-in-time delivery of highly specialized talent, the pressure on businesses to engage consultants on an independent or “gig” basis continues to grow, especially for high-end, knowledge-based consultants. And while some independent contractors would prefer to be employees, surveys suggest independents are the most […]

2409, 2019

An Open Approach

By |September 24th, 2019|

A Kforce Inc. consultant left us 20 years ago to work at a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, where he enjoyed a successful career. Eventually, he opted for early retirement, but after a few months, decided he wanted to go back to work. Having had a great relationship with Kforce, he turned to us again, and […]

2409, 2019

Career by Design

By |September 24th, 2019|

There are many roads to landing that “dream” job. I took a couple of different routes before arriving at my destination. Today, I am a graphic designer at a research and advisory firm. It’s a role that I love but getting here was not easy.

As I moved from temp job to job, I learned many […]

2307, 2019

Research Report: New Shores

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Expanding a staffing operation into a new country can be a lucrative growth strategy, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges such as barriers in language and culture, potential currency risk — due to exchange rate fluctuations — and selecting the right people to develop a business. But before any of those […]

2307, 2019

SIA Musings: Fall Forward

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Last month, I attended my daughter’s college commencement, which happened to be at the halfway mark of my company’s financial year — as well as the point when I typically initiate an assessment of the progress my team and I are making toward our annual goals.

Typically, this assessment time means a course correction for the […]

2307, 2019

View from Boardroom: Mindful Change

By |July 23rd, 2019|

When leading business transformation in this fast-paced world, it would be easy to draw only on experience and intuition and focus only on hard financial outcomes and then rush toward them. But as a leader, when it comes to large-scale, global change management, it is imperative to not act on assumptions, as doing so risks […]

2307, 2019

Benefit of Counsel: Closing Channels

By |July 23rd, 2019|

With a record-low unemployment rate and a continued skills shortage, US employers are having to increasingly rely on the global talent pool to fill highly skilled positions. US universities and the contingent workforce have historically provided a steady pipeline of highly skilled workers to meet employers’ needs. However, since President Trump’s April 2017 Buy American […]

2307, 2019

The Buzz: Mining for Candidates

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Matching millions of candidates with millions of job openings is at the heart of the value proposition offered by staffing, recruiting and talent acquisition professionals collectively. Making a suitable match is such a simple idea in concept, but in practice it can quickly become complex and toilsome for employers to achieve their goals of filling […]

2307, 2019

The Talent’s Voice: Staying Marketable

By |July 23rd, 2019|

I am fortunate to have what I consider a storied career. As a consultant, I’ve worked across a multitude of industries and positions and have had roles and responsibilities that I would have never dreamed possible when first starting out. Through it all, I’ve learned that consultants become more marketable and competitive in an environment […]