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709, 2021

Learned Professionals

By |September 7th, 2021|

Training to bridge the skills gap is growing ever more important. The types of training provided by staffing firms can range from online courses that offer an introduction to a skill to courses that aim to get workers ready to be placed. And there are the standalone organizations that offer skills training as well.

Take General […]

2508, 2021

Under the Microscope

By |August 25th, 2021|

Each generation — whether it be traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X or millennials — brings its own quirks and outlook when it comes to work. Each comes with different sets of experiences and views on the world. The newest generation entering the workforce — Gen Z — is no exception. Pew Research defines Gen Z […]

1907, 2021

Back to School

By |July 19th, 2021|

Eighty seven percent of companies say they have a skills gap now or will within a few years, according to a report by McKinsey & Co. Companies have long lamented the skills gap — the mismatch between open positions and workers with the right skills to fill them.

Skills gaps appear in IT and technical positions […]

2402, 2021

Temporaries in the Movies

By |February 24th, 2021|

Many movie and TV characters lack any visible means of support and seem to never eat, sleep, seek medical care, pay bills, do laundry, or perform the other mundane chores that burden the rest of us. However, some movie characters have jobs, and a few are temporary employees.

Most Hollywood depictions of temporaries are negative. This […]

1602, 2021

Answering the Call

By |February 16th, 2021|

SIA named the travel nurse as its first-ever person of the year for a number of reasons. Travel nurses are among those on the front lines fighting Covid-19 and they have proven crucial in helping people during the pandemic. For the past year they have faced challenges, stress and hard work head on. Many face […]

3011, 2020

Filling a Vital Need

By and |November 30th, 2020|

Demand for certain types of nurses and other healthcare professionals is rising across the US as the Covid-19 pandemic surges in the country. Bill rates are up, with some providers seeing increases of 30% to 40% — some hospitals are paying nurses as much as $8,000 to $10,000 per week, Kaiser [...]

211, 2020

Inside View

By |November 2nd, 2020|

It’s no surprise, large companies are getting more interested in tapping into the flexibility afforded by a contingent workforce. Last year, large companies that use staffing firms reported that, on average, 21% of their workforces were made up of contingent workers, up from 12% in 2010. It’s expected to be 29% in 2030. On top […]

1106, 2020

A Beneficial Approach

By |June 11th, 2020|

As the companies nationwide began to grapple with how to protect their workers amid Covid-19, Aquent became the first staffing company to offer its temporary workers paid sick leave with nationwide. Specializing in placing temporary employees in marketing and creative segments, Aquent has long been a forerunner in providing benefits to temps, starting with health […]

106, 2020

Back to Work

By |June 1st, 2020|

Virtually all of the US population was recently subject to stay-at-home orders. As states begin lifting restrictions that allow employees to return to work, staffing firms in particular face a myriad of legal pitfalls and logistical challenges as they recall employees — both their own as well as temporary workers to send on assignments — […]

705, 2020

PPP: Act fast

By |May 7th, 2020|

The SBA Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies survive by providing a direct incentive to keep employees on the payroll during the Covid-19 crisis. Qualifying staffing firms need to act fast if they are interested in taking part.

Companies jumped on the first tranche in early March, which provided $349 billion in funding, but that […]