Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.



Sorry, Dolly
Working 9 to 5 is no longer a thing.

More than half of workers, 59%, believe the 9-to-5 work day is a thing of the past, according to a survey of 3,244 full-time US workers by CareerBuilder. Older workers more likely viewed the traditional eight-hour work day as a thing of the past. Among workers ages 45 to 54, the survey found that 65% believed the eight-hour work day was history. For workers ages 55 and older, 61% said the same. However, for workers ages 18 to 24, the survey found only 42% believe the eight-hour work day is in the past.


trends_1609_magnet_webGot Talent?
Attracting and retaining talent is a challenge for most companies.

The vast majority of business leaders, 83%, believe attracting and retaining talent is an issue for their organization, according to the Talent Advisory Industry Benchmark study released by Allegis Group Inc. And more than half of organizations reported open positions for which they cannot find quality candidates. Further, it takes an average of 55 days to fill full-time positions and an average of 50 days before a new hire is productive.


trends_1609_ladder_webRecasting the Mold
The millennial generation is changing the face of the job market.

Because they actively look for new positions on a far more frequent basis than their prede­cessors, millennials are changing the face of the job market. On average, millennials are three times as likely to leave their current role. Their priority is no longer toward compen­sation, but personal development. Staffing firms should use their knowledge to ensure clients provide suit­able opportunities that will be welcomed by millennials.

Source: “Millennials Are Changing the Shape of the Job Market,” The Staffing Stream, by Farida Gibbs, CEO and founder, Gibbs-S3



trends_1609_badhire_webBad Hire?
Avoid hiring missteps with better practices.

A common HR refrain: “Some folks are really good at interviewing, but when you hire them they just can’t do the job.” Part of the problem is a flawed recruit­ment process.

To deliver the best results for your organization, incorpo­rate the following into your process:

  1. The plan. Create your recruitment plan first.
  2. The first call. A short call will let you know whether to continue with the candidate or not.
  3. Dig deeper. The failure to check references or perform the background check in the manner that is required can lead to trouble.
  4. Finish smartly. Let the candidates know more about salary and other benefits early on, if not in the job profile itself. z

Source: “How to Hire the Right Candidate Every Time,” The Staffing Stream, by Alekya Ettaboina, search engine optimizer and author,



trends_1609_noapproval_webNo Approval Required
Temps, full-timers do not need companies’ permission to organize, NLRB rules.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees directly employed by a company and contingent workers employed by a staffing firm do not need permission from both employers in order to organize as long as the workers share a “community of interest with one another.”