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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 […]

2803, 2017

Level the Playing Field

By |March 28th, 2017|

You have built and run a successful staffing business and now have decided it’s time to sell. Prospective buyers of your business are likely to be experienced in acquiring staffing firms and may even be a competitor; however, this is likely your first sale. What should you do to help level the playing field?

In this […]

2003, 2017

Hack This

By |March 20th, 2017|

The term hackathon may inspire visions of software engineers writing code en masse at 3 a.m. while drinking Red Bull. But that’s one model. It’s also known as “a gathering where industry experts collaboratively address pressing issues in an extreme manner over a short period of time.”

Both versions share some of the same aims, include […]

703, 2017

United Opposition

By |March 7th, 2017|

Before hiring a temp or directly employed worker, California companies would have to offer additional hours to existing staff under a state bill proposed in December. Opponents say it would limit employers’ ability to manage their workforces and open them up for further litigation.

The California Chamber of Commerce called it a “jobs killer,” and is […]

2802, 2017

Speeding Up

By |February 28th, 2017|

The warehousing and distribution industry has been experiencing significant growth in recent years. As shown in the accompanying graph, total employment in the US warehousing and storage industry has been growing at a robust 6.3% year-over-year pace through November 2016 — much faster than the 1.8% growth rate for all US nonfarm jobs — and […]

1302, 2017

Aiming Higher

By |February 13th, 2017|

Old school technology — calling, texting, email — may make up the backbone of communications between staffing firms and workers, but Foreman Therapy Services was thinking differently.

The Dallas-based company wanted something more efficient when communicating with its therapists working out in the field.

Foreman Therapy Services provides therapists to home health agencies, and those therapists travel […]