More Articles by Craig Johnson
TECH + JOBS: Hire for skills first
A four-year degree can be a valuable credential in hiring, but it’s not the only way to assess talent, according to a report by Bain and Co., OneTen and Grads of Life. A skills-first hiring approach can mitigate the barrier and make the process fairer for all job applicants.
Switching to skills-first hiring also helps open […]
The Buzz: Sustainable Staffing
A hallmark of the gig economy is the ability to connect workers with organizations that need them. Now onDiem, a Portland, Oregon-based company that focuses on delivering dental professionals, combines the benefits of on-demand and traditional staffing firms’ convenience — providing workers on a W-2 basis so clients don’t need to worry about misclassification risk.
The Noncompete Saga
Earlier this month, the US Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that would ban employers from requiring noncompete agreements in employment contracts. The proposal, which would apply to employees as well as independent contractors, is already raising concern in the staffing industry while being welcomed in other corners.
Noncompetes are agreements in employment contracts that […]
Noncompetes Ban Could Damage Industry
SIA asked legal experts Lisa Ann Cooney and George Reardon to weigh in on the impact of the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule banning noncompete agreements. Lisa Ann Cooney is senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary at Day & Zimmerman, which includes Yoh Staffing Services and DZConneX. George Reardon is an attorney with longtime […]
Behind the 2022 Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing
Many of the women in the Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list are already CEOs. Others will someday head the company they are at or a competitor, and still others will make waves in other leadership roles. Regardless, they have all played a big part in leading their divisions and firms to record […]
Tech & Jobs: Give certifications a chance
Just 31% of workers with advanced digital skills held a bachelor’s degree or postsecondary equivalent, according to research released by Amazon Web Services and Gallup. However, 36% of employers report that a postsecondary degree is required even for an entry-level job requiring digital skills. In addition, an analysis of international job vacancy data finds that […]
The Buzz: Select Marketplace
On one side, there’s artificial intelligence, and on the other there is human experience and knowledge. And then there’s Torc, which combines the two to connect companies with a select group of software professionals at speed.
“We’re an AI-driven talent marketplace for remote developers,” says Mike Morris, co-founder and CEO.
One side of Torc’s marketplace is its […]
Getting the W-2 Right
Hiring W-2 employees comes with its share of compliance challenges that vary by location. Payroll taxes healthcare benefits and paid sick leave just to name a few issues. The winner of SIA’s “Shark Tank” competition — Ascen — aims to handle these difficulties on behalf of staffing firms with its employer-of-record platform.
The company won the […]
Staffing 100 Europe
The last few years have been turbulent ones for the staffing industry. This tempest might have followed a long period of stability, but we are now looking at a volatile and uncertain 2023. A difficult economic environment and the war in Ukraine have aggravated a talent shortage that has been especially challenging for staffing companies. […]