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2201, 2018

The Dawn of the Digital Manager

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Think about your boss. You may be experiencing a positive feeling due to their genuine support and encouragement — or you may have felt a tinge of frustration resulting from their controlling and authoritarian approach. So, the following news may be or may not be welcome: The role of manager (as you know them) is […]

1212, 2017

The New Enterprise

By |December 12th, 2017|

Recruitment firm Cordant Group announced in September that it was taking on a mission that goes beyond just returning values to shareholders, that of being a “social enterprise.”

Being a social enterprise is more than a name or slogan. Companies that claim that label, in the form of Community Interest Companies, as they exist in the […]

910, 2017

Crack the Case

By |October 9th, 2017|

Your website is the single most important marketing vehicle for your staffing firm — and the one with the highest potential return on investment. Each month, it will host thousands (if not tens of thousands) of visitors — employers, job seekers, possibly even investors. It can be a powerful tool for generating leads (and sales), […]

2609, 2017

Industrial Staffing in a Time of Candidate Scarcity

By |September 26th, 2017|

Since the great recession, the industrial segment of the US temporary staffing market has nearly doubled in size to reach an estimated $33 billion this year, according to our most recent forecast. After a strong run of expansion, the market declined in 2016 and the projected growth rate for 2017 and 2018 is a modest 2%, […]

509, 2017

The Next Industrial Revolution

By |September 5th, 2017|

You may, or may not, be aware that the Fourth Industrial Revolution came upon us a couple of years ago. Each of its predecessors had been powered by the invention of ground-breaking new technologies; the First, in the 1780s, came about through the development of mechanical production techniques harnessing water and steam power, the Second […]

1307, 2017

The Barbell Effect

By |July 13th, 2017|

Independent work has evolved from “something you do when you can’t get a real job” to a viable, coveted way for many to work, and data from MBO Partners’ 2017 State of Independence in America support that trend. In fact, growth at the high and low ends of the market and a leveling out of […]

606, 2017

Beyond the Hype

By |June 6th, 2017|

Contingent workforce buyers and suppliers have always kept an eye on metrics, but now machine learning aims to automate and speed up the analysis of data.

Last November, Google announced its Cloud Jobs API, which uses machine learning to enable job-seekers to find jobs more easily. Meanwhile, a survey by CareerBuilder found that 55% of HR […]

3105, 2017

Treat Them Right

By and |May 31st, 2017|

Organizations hiring full-time employees dedicate significant time and resources to address jobseeker satisfaction. And it is increasingly common for them to employ a dedicated candidate experience or recruitment marketing team tasked with optimizing the practice. Leading brands realize they are not only competing for top talent, but there is also the potential for adverse consumer […]

1205, 2017

On the Cutting Edge

By |May 12th, 2017|

Ilonka Jankovich, venture partner at the Randstad Innovation Fund, is responsible for building an ecosystem in HR tech, making investment decisions and developing strategy for the fund. Since launching in March 2014, the venture capital fund has partnered with startups like Brazen, Crunchr, Gigwalk and HackerRank to fuel innovation in the HR industry. Jankovich recently […]

205, 2017

Passing the Baton

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Kelly Services ranks as one of the world’s largest staffing firms, and longtime President and CEO Carl Camden announced he would step down effective May 10. The company tapped George Corona to take on the roles; Corona had served as executive VP and COO.

Camden was a finalist for the role of president at Oakland University […]