View From The Boardroom

1511, 2021

View from Boardroom: It’s Now

By |November 15th, 2021|

It’s time to retire the phrase the future of work; that future is today’s now of work. Business leaders need to pay attention. It’s long been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. That’s exactly what’s playing out today as many businesses adjust — sometimes scramble — to meet […]

1910, 2021

View From the Boardroom: Improved by Covid

By |October 19th, 2021|

As staffing company leaders, it’s likely that we share a common experience during the pandemic. The past few months may have revealed strengths you didn’t know that you and your team had — and maybe some deficits, too.

In my own company, our healthcare staffing, search and technology businesses experienced tsunamis of highs and lows. As […]

1510, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Changing the Paradigm

By |October 15th, 2021|

The Covid-19 pandemic showed the world just how dependent humanity is on technology. Where would individuals and businesses have been without ecommerce, Zoom calls and digital collaboration tools?

But one of the perennial problems we face worldwide is a tech talent shortage. For seven of the last 10 years in our CIO Survey, more than half […]

2007, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Stronger Together

By and |July 20th, 2021|

A typical acquisition is a complex, multilevel process. Generally speaking, the goal is to optimize processes and increase efficiency. Cultural considerations are harder to quantify, yet they exert significant influence on how the organization evolves as a combined entity.

In some cases, the traditional acquisition model is upended and the results are brimming with potential and […]

1705, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Winning the Marathon

By |May 17th, 2021|

In March, the WBC Staffing Council, a workstream within the Women Business Collaborative, published the results of the staffing industry’s first diversity survey. Published in partnership with the American Staffing Association, National Association of Professional Staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts and the TechServe Alliance, the survey found that, despite the fact that our industry employs women […]

2303, 2021

View from the Boardroom: The ettain Approach

By |March 23rd, 2021|

In 1996, three college friends started a company from a spare room of a house in Charlotte, North Carolina. Within three months, they had hired one recruiter, added one phone and placed their first two consultants. Twenty-five years, 21 locations, 5,000 employees, 350-plus clients and four acquisitions later, ettain group is now the 12th-largest IT […]

1602, 2021

Prepare to Thrive

By |February 16th, 2021|

Company leaders spend a lot of time planning for the unexpected — whether that’s a shift in operations or an outside factor that causes us to alter course as a business. Yet, despite all planning, no one anticipated the great disruptor of 2020: Covid-19.

In the early days of 2020, it could have been easy to […]

1711, 2020

A Steady Hand

By |November 17th, 2020|

Strategic Staffing Solutions celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 1, and we marked the occasion the way we usually do. Our leadership team — from yours truly, to our C-suite to our market vice presidents — wrote thank-you notes or called our customers to thank them for another successful year. Without them, we would not […]

911, 2020

View from the Boardroom: Bridging the Chasm

By |November 9th, 2020|

There’s not enough diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Statistic after statistic confirms it – just 3% of students joining information and communication technology (ICT) courses worldwide are women and less than 20% of NHS staff identify as black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) to name a couple.

In a year when conversations around diversity […]

2209, 2020

Change Across the Board

By |September 22nd, 2020|

Activism for change is blossoming throughout our society today, and we have hope that real progress will finally be made in areas of diversity, equality, equity, inclusion, and gender and racial justice. Discrimination and injustice are not only being confronted on the streets of our cities and in government and courts, but also in the […]