Leslie Stevens-Huffman

About Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Leslie Stevens-Huffman is a writer with more than 20 years’ staffing experience. She can be reached at lesliestevens (at) cox (dot) net .

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110, 2015

Selling High

By |October 1st, 2015|

Tips to get top dollar for your staffing firm

Competing offers. Cash buyers. Shorter earn-outs. With demand for acquisitions outstripping supply, there may never be a better time for owners to get top dollar when they sell their staffing firms.

“Quality firms are on the market for less than three weeks,” notes Eric Allison, managing director of […]

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

Your Digital Toolbox

By |July 1st, 2015|

The right applications make any staffing task easier

In fact, there are so many add-ons, off-the-shelf software programs and mobile apps to choose from, selecting and implement ones that fit your needs, budget and processes can be the biggest challenge.

“There is no one best tool,” said J.P. Medved, content marketing director for Capterra Inc. “Keep your […]

105, 2015

The RPO Twist

By |May 1st, 2015|

Like most business process outsourcing endeavors, early adopters of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) sought cost savings and solutions to some of their biggest hiring challenges. And since clients were scarce, nascent providers were willing to create unique models to address each customer’s needs.

As the industry’s customer base expanded, so have its wish lists. Amid a […]

102, 2015

Grow Your Own: Focusing on Internal Staff

By |February 1st, 2015|

Although 36% of employers plan to add full-time staff and 46% plan to hire temps and contractors this year, staffing industry recruiters will need superior skills and substantial experience to ring the register.

Growing talent shortages, expanding skill gaps, rising client expectations and the proliferation of passive candidates are just a few of the new-age trends […]

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 […]

109, 2014

Working in Parallel: Staffing firm gets boost when it retools to help hospitals better manage temps

By |September 1st, 2014|

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Brendan Courtney sees America’s healthcare upheaval as a call to action and an opportunity. Since becoming president and CEO of Parallon Workforce Solutions in 2013, the staffing industry veteran has taken steps to position the firm as an emerging force in the healthcare revolution.

The subsidiary owned by Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc. is helping […]

106, 2014

State by State: Best & worst legal locations for staffing firms

By |June 1st, 2014|

By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Fighting frivolous lawsuits can take a big bite out of your bottom line. Defending a case through discovery and motion for summary judgment typically costs $75,000 to $125,000, and the tab for a jury trial can reach $250,000. Taxes, too, can be quite a burden for staffing firms. But the legal and tax […]

105, 2014

Remodeling for Sale: How to stage your staffing firm for a successful sale

By |May 1st, 2014|

Whether you’d like to enjoy the fruits of your labor or tackle a new challenge, making sure that your staffing firm will thrive after you leave is the key to courting buyers and consummating a lucrative deal.

A slow-recovering economy continues to create a cautious merger and acquisition environment, according to RBS Citizens’ Middle Market M&A […]

111, 2013

The IT Element

By |November 1st, 2013|

A rising economy lifts everyone. The IT staffing industry is no exception. The latest industry forecast update from Staffing Industry Analysts reveals year-over-year aggregate revenue growth of 7 percent in the IT sector in 2013.

But firms can be buoyed higher if they catch the crest of a rising wave. Take Protingent, for example, which provides […]