Fresh-faced graduates working alongside Baby Boomers. Generation X directing interns who are Generation Y. This is the face of today’s workforce in many US organizations. And these varied age groups are often working for the same employer at the same time. This creates challenges for staffing companies and their clients. Members of each generation have […]
Welcome to the 2017 Staffing 100. We have several new entrants to the list and profiling these leaders reveals how the workforce solutions ecosystem has evolved. Yes, we call it the Staffing 100 list, but we have a host of executives whose companies reflect the world of work: recruitment process outsourcing, MSP and VMS providers […]
Competition is fierce. Profit margins are thin. Staffing firms are exhausting all options to gain more strategic advantages and get ahead. For one, many are looking to outsourcing non-core business activities to operate more efficiently and lower costs. Another continuing trend is fueling growth via mergers or acquisitions. In this highly fragmented industry that is […]
Gender equality has been at the forefront of discussions in media, politics and the workplace. However, the gender gap is still at 79.6%, and has remained relatively unchanged since 2000, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. And the pay gap is just one, albeit core, problem. There are also other controversial and complicated […]
These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]
Forget conspiracy theories; the shortage of quality STEM workers is no myth. It’s taking 26 days on average to fill tech positions, and the competition for skilled talent pushed up salaries 7.7% from 2014 to 2015, according to the Dice Salary Survey. Contract workers saw an average 5% year-over-year increase, reaching an average of $70.26 […]
Prospecting for candidates can chew up valuable time and hinder productivity if your processes become outdated or inefficient.
According to a recent survey by Alexander Mann Solutions and Social Talent, the typical recruiting funnel converts potential candidates to hires at the dismal rate of 0.4 %.
At that pace, the average recruiter would need to find 282 people to make […]
For the past decade, technology has been moving at lightning speed. New products are enabling global firms to innovate and do business at a pace that is both exciting and challenging. This creates new opportunities for workforce planning, as well as talent sourcing and acquisition. As what the World Economic Forum has dubbed “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” picks up […]
So much has been said about the vendor management system. There are those who love to hate it, others who think it commoditized the industry, and still more who believe that the tool changed the face of the industry. This year marks my 15th year working with, on, for or around VMS platforms and providers. It’s a good moment to […]
If starting your business was difficult, selling it can also be complicated. During a sale, business owners have key financial and emotional considerations, including giving up control and figuring out what to do once they don’t own that business. So while the money from a sale can be life-changing, it’s secondary to the work as […]