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2303, 2020

The Heart of Business

By |March 23rd, 2020|

All aspects of the staffing process are supported and influenced by technology, and recent developments such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain are presenting staffing firms with an increasingly complex environment to understand. Not only is technology transforming existing products, it is creating a bewildering array of new products to consider.

2303, 2020

Crossing the Divide

By |March 23rd, 2020|

I began my career as a contingent workforce professional on the supply side. I remember how much each placement would mean to me personally, because it meant that I was helping another person find a job and another team get closer to achieving their goals or a project outcome. I still recall the details of […]

2303, 2020

The New Threshold

By |March 23rd, 2020|

A years-long tug-of-war over Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules for paying overtime has landed in the proverbial middle mud hole, with new rules effective Jan. 1 creating legal pitfalls for unwary staffing firms.

The new rule increases the minimum salary required to qualify as exempt from overtime under the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions (executive, administrative, and […]

2303, 2020

Full Circle

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Over the last 30 years, I can safely say I’ve written, directed and produced content for nearly every category in nearly every medium — except for skywriting and fortune cookies. In terms of ad agencies, I’ve burned the midnight (and sometimes morning) oil at a variety of shops, large and small, in New York and […]

2303, 2020

Unlocking Potential

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. But companies are struggling to put their commitment into practice.

According to the US Department of Labor, women now hold more than half of payroll positions in the US, yet an estimated 43% of […]

1902, 2020

Research Report: Pushing the Envelope

By |February 19th, 2020|

The use of vendor management system technology and managed service provider services has become increasingly widespread at midsize to large enterprises over the past decade. As a result, a key strategic concern for many staffing companies is not only how to delight the underlying enterprise client, but also how to partner effectively with that client’s […]

1902, 2020

Buyer Reality: A Transformation Agent

By |February 19th, 2020|

With the threat of disruption looming, we are seeing enterprise organizations intentionally shift away from business as usual to “transformation.” And executives everywhere are realizing that not only are people the heartbeat of every organization, but having the right people in the right roles is key to creating meaningful change. I’ve had the privilege of […]

1902, 2020

Benefit of Counsel: Mixed Blessing

By |February 19th, 2020|

With the passage of AB 5, California codified the 2018 California Supreme Court Dynamex decision, which established dramatically stricter criteria that a business needs to prove to maintain a worker as an independent contractor.

The first major change AB 5 brings is that it assumes workers are employees. A worker can only be classified as an […]

1902, 2020

The Buzz: On Demand With a Twist

By |February 19th, 2020|

When you need tech talent for a project fast, what do you do? It can be difficult to determine the right fit given the nuances of the technical task at hand. This is where Talent Alpha, a company founded in Poland at the end of 2018, comes into play.

The company adds value by aggregating workers […]

1902, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Your Own Backyard

By |February 19th, 2020|

When I started my job search after I earned my degree, I did not know of any local staffing agencies and had to find out about them through the internet. That’s unfortunate, because I believe staffing agencies play a role in society that benefits individuals and the communities that they are in and can help […]