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110, 2018

More Than a Mantra

By |October 1st, 2018|

In its report on expected customer experience trends by 2020, customer experience consulting firm Walker claims that the overall service experience will, in fact, outweigh price and product as a company’s sole key differentiator.

Tech effect. Yet customer service, like any other aspect of business, has changed dramatically, with technology expanding interactions across multiple channels: web, […]

110, 2018

Riding the Wave

By |October 1st, 2018|

No one would have believed at the dawn of this new century that the staffing industry was being scrutinized, keenly and closely, by intelligences far advanced; that as industry professionals busied themselves about various routine concerns, their company processes were being studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might examine the […]

110, 2018

Level Up

By |October 1st, 2018|

Fifty years ago, whether or not you had a college degree, your whole career could be spent at one company, doing essentially the same job. If a new process or tool was implemented, your employer provided training on how to use it. Innovation was incremental and large-scale change occurred at a manageable pace.

Today, change happens […]

110, 2018

Proof of Numbers

By |October 1st, 2018|

If you discuss the gig economy, human cloud platforms or total talent management with your clients, chances are they would be challenged to describe how they can benefit from or leverage these emerging talent models. How do you sell a staffing solution few people have even heard of? Therein lies your dilemma.

Enter solution selling. Here’s […]

110, 2018

A Temp’s Life: The Pros and Cons

By |October 1st, 2018|

Even in this job market, with job openings aplenty and few workers to fill them, temporary work may still be the way to go for many workers. In fact, many prefer contingent work, while others seek out more traditional employment relationships. A contractor for more than 10 years, I have worked with many of both […]

110, 2018

Let’s Do Lunch

By |October 1st, 2018|

Recruiting is, at its core, a business built on relationships. The best recruiters, particularly those recruiting tech talent, maintain a Rolodex of high-value candidates, actively trying to stay top of mind for when they might be ready to make a career change. In some cases, that may involve taking a candidate out to lunch, dinner […]

2208, 2018

Benefit of Counsel: Measure Twice, Cut Once

By and |August 22nd, 2018|

Nationwide, there are many protections for “whistleblowers” — individuals who report improper or unlawful practices within a company or to outside organizations, courts or government agencies — to ensure that these whistleblowers are not retaliated against, such as by demotion, harassment or firing. Those protections generally apply to staffing firms’ assigned workers, who usually have […]

2208, 2018

Buyer Reality: Don’t Blunder

By |August 22nd, 2018|

During my tenure as a procurement professional, I saw the number of fundamental mistakes that companies in the workforce solutions ecosystem make when selling to large organizations. From overstated product value propositions — way more common than most providers would like to admit — to simple lack of follow-through, the list of mistakes is long. […]

2208, 2018

Research Report: Growing in the F&A Market

By |August 22nd, 2018|

The US finance and accounting temporary staffing market grew 2% in 2017 and is projected to grow another 4% in 2018, reaching a market size of $8.1 billion, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Earlier this year, SIA released its first-ever growth assessment of the F&A temporary staffing market — available to our corporate members. This […]

2208, 2018

Center Stage: The White Glove Approach

By |August 22nd, 2018|

In 1997, Monica and Jerry Sforza co-founded Encode Inc., an IT staffing and consulting company headquartered in New Jersey. The company germinated during the years preceding the Y2K bubble and has since grown into an infrastructure-centric IT services organization with more than $12 million in gross revenue last year.

Today, the company works with infrastructure managers […]