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2005, 2019

Research Report: The Coming Boom

By |May 20th, 2019|

Why do people work in offices? The answer to that question used to be obvious — because it’s far easier to communicate and coordinate activities when people are under one roof than when spread apart. The internet has made that answer less clear cut, and perhaps even dated.

Today, in almost any office, what you see […]

2005, 2019

Call It Inclusion

By |May 20th, 2019|

When I was asked to write for the diversity issue of Staffing Industry Review, I pondered what diversity means, especially as it relates to staffing. One definition I found from a Google search:

“Diversity hiring is hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure procedures are free from biases related to a candidate’s age, […]

2005, 2019

View from Boardroom: Making It Stick

By |May 20th, 2019|

Company strategies are funny things. So much work can go into their development, only to have them sit on a shelf and never be implemented. Or, they can be so vague that no one really knows what to do with them. Worse, they can be talked about and pointed to, with no real effort to […]

2005, 2019

The Buzz: Best of Both

By |May 20th, 2019|

With more than 800,000 Americans working as drivers via Uber and Lyft in a given year, the “gig economy” has clearly established a foothold in today’s economy. And although the concept may still seem novel, what if the massively flexible, on-demand nature of the gig economy could be expanded to the broader world of work?

BlueCrew […]

2005, 2019

The Talent’s Voice: Embracing the Gig Life

By |May 20th, 2019|

Some would consider leaving a steady, well-paying job with decent benefits a pretty stupid move. When your children and spouse are also on that company’s health plan, it’s just plain crazy. But I did it. It was the scariest thing I ever did, and I don’t regret it one bit.

Because sometimes, it’s not about money […]

2005, 2019

The New Customer: Cultivating Talent

By |May 20th, 2019|

Seventy-six percent of human capital leaders were planning to invest in a growth strategy that included hiring contingent workers this year, according to a survey of C-suite and human capital leaders around the world conducted by Randstad Sourceright. That’s not surprising, given unemployment is at historic lows, and the lack of available skilled workers looking […]

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 […]