Experts Corner

2305, 2017

Find Your Focus

By |May 23rd, 2017|

When you have excruciating tooth pain, you don’t go to a podiatrist, right? While highly trained experts, podiatrists can’t help your toothache. When we select the right specialist to help solve a problem, it’s much more likely we’ll be pleased with the outcome.

It’s the same in our industry — expertise matters; specialization increases the likelihood […]

105, 2017

Band Together

By |May 1st, 2017|

Small staffing companies are a challenge for insurance underwriters. When a company is small to midsize, the insurance risks they experience are far less predictable than those of larger companies. This is when the concept of buying power comes into play. Joining forces with several staffing companies to partner in purchasing health insurance is a […]

2703, 2017

Be That Boss

By |March 27th, 2017|

One of the biggest losses for a company is when top talent leaves because of a bad manager. My company surveyed more than 1,100 professionals and found 87% of respondents said they have had a bad boss. Of those, 51% said they have quit a company because of a bad boss, but 83% would have […]

1302, 2017

The On-Demand Future

By |February 13th, 2017|

By 2020, 43% of American workers will be active participants in the on-demand economy, according to an Intuit forecast. And millennials, the largest generation represented in the workforce today, are driving this change with a reported 92% wanting to work remotely and 87% wanting to choose their own hours.

This is a fundamental shift from the […]

111, 2016

Expert’s Corner: Playing Favorites

By |November 1st, 2016|

An economics professor performs an experiment in class to illustrate an effect of socialism.  All tests would be averaged, and everyone would receive the same grade. After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone received a B.  The hard studying A students were upset and the D students who studied little were happy. […]

1510, 2016

Growing Abroad

By |October 15th, 2016|

Staffing firms based in one or several countries are increasingly looking to expand their geographic footprint and take advantage of high growth markets, possibly by following existing clients into new territories.

Before you get started, however, use Staffing Industry Analysts’ bi-annual global staffing forecasts for benchmarking performance against the broader market, budgeting or investing decisions, and […]

110, 2016

Expert’s Corner: Scoping From the Edge

By |October 1st, 2016|

More and more companies today want to include the scope of their global enterprise into what they’re doing. Successfully accomplishing this when it comes to the talent supply chain in emerging markets asks that you think beyond the norm — going to the edge, studying the other side, and then stepping across.

Knowing the terrain and […]

109, 2016

They Have Options

By |September 1st, 2016|

One might think that by its title, this article refers to clients or candidates. But no, I’m talking about your internal workers — those people you recruited, trained and entrusted your business to. Those who, over the years, formed very close business relationships with you, your customers, candidates and competitors in your ecosystem.

They are the […]

108, 2016

Expert’s Corner: Get With the Program

By |August 1st, 2016|

One in three US workers is a freelancer. Seven of 10 executives and HR leaders recognize that integrating and leveraging the part-time and contingent workforce is important to their business, and only 11% have complete management processes for the contingent part of their workforce. Meanwhile, 52% of leaders agree that a competitive workforce of the […]

106, 2016

Expert’s Corner: Temp Love

By |June 1st, 2016|

You do a lot for your temporary workers. You find them jobs, you pay them and provide them benefits. Why should you do anything more? Isn’t that enough? If I were your competition, I would repress a sly smile and say: yes, you’ve done plenty, relax.

But since I’m not, I’ll share one of the best-kept […]