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2407, 2018

Match & Engage

By |July 24th, 2018|

In fact, the industry stands to change more in the next five years than it has in the last 20 due to innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, cloud computing and blockchain, notes Ken Krieger, CIO for The Judge Group.

For instance, recruiters may eventually go the way of travel agents, who have lost […]

106, 2018

Are You Social?

By |June 1st, 2018|

Social media is a perfect fit for staffing firms, given the relationship- based nature of our industry. And it would seem that the industry would have jumped at the chance to embrace the phenomenon long ago. However, that isn’t always the case, and those dragging their feet may soon find themselves left behind. Even those […]

106, 2018

From Zero to $700 Million

By |June 1st, 2018|

The tale of Apex Systems Inc., an IT staffing firm based in Richmond, Va., is the stuff of legend and a terrific example of a company using the principles highlighted in the book Breaking Through: Leadership Disciplines of Top Performing Staffing Firms, by Mike Cleland and SIA President Barry Asin. Founded in 1995 by three […]

106, 2018

One to Many

By |June 1st, 2018|

Relationships are the foundation of the industry. Good relationships with both clients and candidates are what drive the bottom lines of staffing firms. But in an age of social media, how can firms compete effectively?

Marketing automation. Proponents say it delivers a number of benefits — including to those in the staffing industry who use it. […]

105, 2018

Driven by Law

By |May 1st, 2018|

We hear a lot about artificial intelligence, alternate staffing models, new technology, social media and other trends. Here are some other futuristic ideas that have not been discussed widely but could present new and expanded opportunities for staffing firms that anticipate and prepare for them.
Guest Worker Program
When the immigration issue is eventually resolved, many people […]

105, 2018

GOP Makes Tax Cuts

By |May 1st, 2018|

Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms.

Congress approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut law on a party-line vote in December. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill was promoted by President Donald Trump as making the tax […]

105, 2018

Information Control

By |May 1st, 2018|

On May 25, the “world’s highest standard” for data protection comes into force. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set the gold standard in allowing individuals within the European Union to control their personal data.

To ensure there is a level playing field and comprehensive protection for EU citizens’ data outside Europe’s borders, the GDPR […]

2603, 2018

The Joy of Work

By , , , and |March 26th, 2018|

Ask any staffing firm, big or small, what its top challenge is. Not surprisingly, the answers are identical: Finding people with the right skills given the scarcity of talent. Organizations — including staffing firms — are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007 with the US unemployment rate at 4.1% in February. Firms are all vying for the […]

2603, 2018

The Extra Mile

By |March 26th, 2018|

Imagine creating an unfailingly great experience for your workers. That’s no easy feat. Now, consider doing so for workers who are placed elsewhere — your temporary workers. The levels of difficulty associated with this go up several notches. Research released last year by consulting firm Great Places to Work found that what was good enough […]

2603, 2018

The Candidate Connector

By |March 26th, 2018|

The business of matching job hunters with employers continues to change rapidly. Technology is making it easier to connect, yet it can also overwhelm those on both sides of the job-hunting equation with information and choices. Indeed, the world’s No. 1 job site, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors from more than 60 […]