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Michael Schultz

About Michael Schultz

Michael Schultz is Staffing Industry Analysts' economist. He can be reached at michael.schultz (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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2201, 2024

Don’t get lost: Here’s the data your firm should be tracking

By |January 22nd, 2024|

Whether your staffing firm is establishing its first formal system, or reviewing existing practices, this SIA report is a must-have guide.

1306, 2023

Become Industrial Tech Savvy

By |June 13th, 2023|

When it comes to staffing firm technology, one size does not fit all.

Business strategy, company size, markets, client needs and available talent all contribute to determining whether a particular technology is the right fit for a particular staffing firm. Further complicating matters, a technology’s use case often differs across staffing segments.

However, a close look at […]

1909, 2022

Research Report: Keep Them Happy

By |September 19th, 2022|

From May to June, job openings fell by 605,000 — one of the sharpest declines on record. Despite this decline, openings remain near all-time highs and were 50% greater in June 2022 than prior to the pandemic. Economywide, hiring remains a significant challenge. With only one hire made per every 1.7 openings, the vacancy yield […]

1909, 2022

Here’s Your Match

By |September 19th, 2022|

In the continuing rise of platforms, the global market for temporary staffing platforms grew 190% in 2021 from 2020. Interest in direct sourcing has increased substantially in recent years, with 84% of buyers participating in our 2022 Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey reporting they have a direct sourcing program in place or expect to explore such […]

1605, 2022

Research Report: Get Conversational

By |May 16th, 2022|

According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Great Resignation continues with little sign of slowing. At 2.9% in February, the quit rate remains near all-time highs while the unemployment rate, at 3.6% in March, is at historic lows.

In many industries, hiring is incredibly challenging. In this environment, it is critical […]