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3010, 2019

The Gig Navigator

By |October 30th, 2019|

Should a worker get behind the wheel as a Lyft driver? Or might a job helping people move through a different app such as Tiptapp be preferable?

A startup called AppJobs.com aims to help online workers navigate the gig economy/human cloud landscape by letting them rate human cloud platforms, share tips, find opportunities and more. It […]

2210, 2019

Challenging Climate

By |October 22nd, 2019|

Disquiet over Brexit as well as the application of IR35 to the private sector have created uncertainties that are being felt when it comes to the buying and selling of recruitment firms in the UK.

Experts say that the M&A market for UK staffing firms is tougher this year, but there remains interest in firms in […]

1610, 2019

Simplifying Taxes

By |October 16th, 2019|

Taxes may not be the first thing on a person’s mind when he or she decides to work through an Internet-enabled, on-demand platform such as Postmates or Door Dash. But come tax time, those working as independent contractors will realize how complicated things can be if they are not set up right.

Even finding the right […]

1106, 2019

Engineering for Change

By |June 11th, 2019|

Demand remains strong for engineering talent in the UK, but recruiting in the sector faces some challenges brought on by a skills shortage. In addition, thanks to the rapid evolution of technology, clients are changing how they engage with recruitment firms. Brexit also looms with its uncertainty.

In a report released in early May, the Association […]

2204, 2019

Not Your Grandparents’ Staffing

By |April 22nd, 2019|

The labor market for industrial staffing is tighter and moving faster than ever, and recruiting in the segment requires more creativity. Industrial staffing firms must navigate wage pressures and make sure clients have the latest information. Meanwhile, “ghosting” — where workers fail to show up without giving any notice — appears to be more prevalent.

Technology […]

904, 2019

Think It Over, Think It Under

By |April 9th, 2019|

The US jobs market is increasingly complex. Even as the unemployment rate hovers around 4%, recent numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show the temporary employment lost an average of 9,500 jobs per month in the first quarter of 2019. With many companies still lamenting skills shortages, staffing firms have their work cut […]

2401, 2019

An Uncertain Climate

By |January 24th, 2019|

Brexit has many businesses in the UK on edge as politicians struggle over a possible final deal.

But what does it mean for the recruitment industry? We spoke with John Nurthen, executive director, global research, at Staffing Industry Analysts, for his take on what Brexit means for the recruitment industry. Nurthen is a recruitment industry veteran […]

1312, 2018

Perennially Short

By |December 13th, 2018|

Finding technology workers with the right skills is a problem worldwide. The UK is no exception with its needs for tech-savvy workers showing  no signs of letting up, even amid Brexit. Recruitment firms in the UK are scrambling to find those who match client requirements.

CompTIA notes in a recent blog post that nine in 10 […]

611, 2018

Swimming Ahead

By |November 6th, 2018|

It started with a staffing firm for Sahil Sahni and Ankit Somani, and that eventually led to artificial intelligence chatbot-fueled firm AllyO. And, recently, the firm won a competition styled after the television show “Shark Tank” last month at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Collaboration in Gig Economy in Dallas.

“AllyO is part of an exciting and fast-growing […]

2506, 2018

Who’s an IC?

By |June 25th, 2018|

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court adopted a stricter test for determining who is an independent contractor, and executives say the decision in the case, known as the Dynamex case, will have a significant impact on companies that use independent contractors — especially online gig economy platforms with independent contractor models — and the […]