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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is senior editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.

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2007, 2021

2021 40 Under 40

By , , , , , , and |July 20th, 2021|

 
2021 40 under 40: Intrepid Career Architects
Driven by the mission of placing people in jobs, the 40 Under 40 class of 2021 has worked through the challenges of Covid-19 to help reduce economic inequalities for people, including diverse talent in minority communities.

Their beginnings in the industry were varied and often quite by chance. One honoree speaks […]

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 […]

1705, 2021

DE&I Influencers — US and Canada

By , , , , , and |May 17th, 2021|

SIA introduces the 2021 DE&I Influencers list — 50 professionals in our workforce solutions ecosystem who have been making great strides in varied ways to move the diversity mission forward. Many do not hold dedicated diversity roles at their companies but have been working on a multi-pronged approach at their companies and in their lives […]

1705, 2021

TECH + JOBS: FTC warns to watch for possible AI bias

By |May 17th, 2021|

The US Federal Trade Commission cautioned firms to be careful when using artificial intelligence so that it does not discriminate against individuals.

“If a data set is missing information from particular populations, using that data to build an AI model may yield results that are unfair or inequitable to legally protected groups,” according to the FTC.

In […]

1705, 2021

Beyond Ownership

By |May 17th, 2021|

As the interest in everything diversity-related grows, buyers of contingent labor and other solutions are looking closely at diversity-owned staffing firms. But that’s not all; client companies are looking to take things to the next level within their workforces.

Spend on diversity-owned staffing firms is more important than ever. In addition, client companies are also looking […]

2303, 2021

The Buzz: Easing Pay

By |March 23rd, 2021|

Gig economy, independent contractor workers can face challenges when it comes to pay — many are underbanked or do not use a bank at all. On the flip side, talent platform companies and others that work to match 1099 workers with clients can also face obstacles when it comes to paying workers.

Enter Gig Wage, a […]

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 […]

1602, 2021

The Travel Nurse

By and |February 16th, 2021|

Courageous. Compassionate. Resilient. Empathetic. Selfless. Travel nurses have been at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis. For all these reasons and more, Staffing Industry Analysts chose the travel nurse as Person of the Year for 2021. These healthcare professionals have put their ...

1402, 2021

2021 Staffing 100

By , , , , , and |February 14th, 2021|

Placing people in jobs is hard in any economy. But 2020 threw the employment rulebook out of the window. Our ecosystem — staffing companies, MSPs, VMSs, RPO providers, human cloud platforms — cratered. Staffing Industry Analysts revised its forecast to project a 17% overall revenue decline last year. Covid-19 had brought an abrupt end to […]

1402, 2021

With a Handshake

By |February 14th, 2021|

Connecting college students to jobs is particularly important given the difficult environment amid Covid-19. Handshake is one company stepping up to help. Described by TechCrunch as a “more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students,” the company aims to democratize the hiring process.

“We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — […]