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2103, 2022

Research Report: Buying Spree

By |March 21st, 2022|

The modern contingent workforce has been shaped by technologies that increase efficiency and compliance while
decreasing costs for firms throughout the talent sourcing process. SIA refers to this group of technologies as “talent acquisition technology.” Already a quickly growing slice of the workforce solutions ecosystem, talent acquisition technology has received added interest since the pandemic began, […]

2103, 2022

Buyer Reality: The Core of Everything

By |March 21st, 2022|

It’s my least favorite part of my daily routine: the dreaded cold calls and emails from names and domains I don’t recognize. They come in throughout the day — increasing my inbox’s unread email count from five to 73 to 198. More often than I’d care to admit, I barely read more than the first […]

2103, 2022

Benefit of Counsel: No More ABCs

By and |March 21st, 2022|

Staffing firms doing business in Massachusetts have long awaited clarification on when they could be held liable for wage act violations as a joint employer when placing independent contractors with clients located in the state. Would the stringent ABC test under the state’s independent contractor law apply, or the more employerfriendly standard under the Fair […]

2003, 2022

The Buzz: Transforming Hiring

By |March 20th, 2022|

Candidate interviews are a part and parcel of life in the staffing industry. But there’s one company aiming to make the interview process faster and more efficient while bringing consistency.

BrightHire provides a platform that enables interviews via phone, Zoom and Google Meet to be recorded and transcribed. Recruiters can be prompted to ask specific questions […]

2003, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: The Driver’s Seat

By |March 20th, 2022|

I wouldn’t be where I am today without temporary gig work. In fact, being a gig worker is what piqued my initial interest in Wonolo, an online job marketplace. At first, I used the platform to find temporary gigs. Now, as a customer success associate at Wonolo, I work with companies using the platform to […]

2003, 2022

The New Customer: Give Them Options

By |March 20th, 2022|

Healthcare facilities sending urgent needs for help. Scribbling notes, while calling and texting to try to reach an available nurse. Having spent most of my career in the healthcare staffing industry, I know firsthand the limits of traditional staffing models and the reality of the nursing shortage. Thanks to a college-age son who was a […]

1402, 2022

Research Report: Opportunity Knocks

By |February 14th, 2022|

As 2021 was winding down, the US IT temporary staffing sector was on pace to exit it on a high note. SIA’s US Staffing Industry Pulse Survey covering October data — the most recent available as of this writing — showed a promising 15% year-over-year aggregate growth. Also encouraging was the 21% year-over-year growth for […]

1402, 2022

Benefit of Counsel: Market Reactions

By |February 14th, 2022|

Recently, several stories have emerged in the media accusing nurse staffing firms of “price gouging,” especially in regard to travel nurses. Those charges are unfounded. As the pandemic continues and demand-driven costs increase, medical facilities, especially nursing homes, are finding it increasingly difficult to hire their own healthcare staff and are having to turn to […]

1402, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Great Test

By |February 14th, 2022|

There’s a phrase about culture that’s said so often it’s almost cliché: Culture eats strategy for breakfast. It’s the people implementing a plan who make the difference. No matter what direction you go or conditions you encounter, culturally strong companies more consistently execute their strategies and overcome challenges. At Medical Solutions, we include cultural considerations […]

1402, 2022

Buyer Reality: Actionable Feedback

By |February 14th, 2022|

You’ve received your most recent supplier scorecard from an MSP, or maybe you have just received your latest monthly/quarterly satisfaction survey results (candidate, manager, etc.), or maybe it’s that time of the year that you have asked the key stakeholder at each client to provide your firm with a Net Promoter Score — but have […]