Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a managing editor at Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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2202, 2016

2016 Staffing 100

By , , , and |February 22nd, 2016|

Our tradition of honoring staffing’s best continues with the 2016 Staffing 100 list. These influential people in North American staffing have helped in different ways to drive the industry’s growth. Speak to any staffing professional and they will tell you placing people in jobs hourly, short term or long term, is arduous. The details that […]

109, 2015

Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50

By , , and |September 1st, 2015|

Welcome to the inaugural Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing list. This list features the North America 50. Here’s how it all began.

We started publishing the Staffing 100 list in 2011. Two years later, we added Europe. The jubilation that accompanies the release of these lists got us thinking about doing a separate one […]

107, 2015

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By |July 1st, 2015|

Staffing firms explore the power of social media recruiting tools

It was the proverbial water cooler of the Internet. For most staffing firms, social media primarily served as a venue for friends — or colleagues and co-workers — to chit-chat and maybe exchange cute photos. The industry may have been late in jumping on this bandwagon […]

105, 2015

Allies at Last

By |May 1st, 2015|

At first glance, the relationship between staffing firms and job boards appears unlikely, as both compete in the same space to fill the same needs. But job board providers, job board aggregators and professional networking websites are now top recruiting tools for staffing firms. They have formed an unlikely friendship, after years of battling the […]

103, 2015

Best Staffing Firms to Work For: Why They Made the List

By , , , and |March 1st, 2015|

They vie to be on the Best Staffing Firms to Work For list. They go all out on perks for internal workers. Some offer trips to exotic locales as an incentive, others provide a laundry service. Some bring in gourmet lunches, a few insist on career development.

But it’s really not about the perks. Staffing Industry […]

1510, 2014

2014 Staffing 100

By , , and |October 15th, 2014|

Meet the luminaries who helped influence how and where you work. This list of the 100 most influential people in North American staffing — nominated by you and the Staffing Industry Analysts team — includes those who helped shape an approximately $147.5 billion North American staffing market.

It’s a brave new world. And many of these […]

103, 2014

Celebrate the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2014

By , , and |March 1st, 2014|

What makes employees love their workplace? Many think it’s the lavish perks that draw workers in, but according to workers at this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For, it’s more about management, empowerment and success.

110, 2013

2013 Staffing 100

By , , , and |October 1st, 2013|

They came, they saw and they conquered. Then they stayed — in the staffing industry. Meet the stars of this year’s Staffing 100. These are the folks nominated by you and the Staffing Industry Analysts team.


104, 2013

Inside the Best Staffing Firms to Work For

By , and |April 1st, 2013|

Workers reveal why their staffing agencies made the list
What makes great staffing firms tick? What makes some employers so good?

For the last four years, Staffing Industry Analysts has been gauging companies to see how they are doing at keeping their employees happy and productive. Happy employees positively affect the bottom line. We’ve shown that great […]

104, 2013

Why I like my staffing firm

By and |April 1st, 2013|

Temps rate the firms that place them
What do you think makes a company a great place to work?

Some of the benefits that employees will cite are fairly obvious. Fat pay checks, comprehensive and generous health coverage, stimulating assignments abroad, flexibility, etc.

Then there are those benefits that raise eyebrows — wedding leave, calling a service to […]