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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 […]

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 […]