Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas is a senior editorial director with Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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2102, 2024

Staffing 100: Leading through headwinds

By and |February 21st, 2024|

These staffing leaders deftly led the ecosystem through a year of mixed signals and tumult.

911, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Bye-Bye Résumé?

By |November 9th, 2023|

New technologies are providing alternative ways to overcome structural issues of résumés in the recruiting process. Workforce solutions, already gaining mindshare from investors prior to the pandemic, may have accelerated the trend.

1710, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Trending Now

By |October 17th, 2023|

Snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

1609, 2023

Trends That Matter: Be Inclusive and Accessible

By |September 16th, 2023|

Inclusive hiring strengthens a company’s reputation and makes it competitive. By creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, you better mirror your customer base as well as support your organization by enabling access to global talent. Here are practices to make your recruiting and hiring practices inclusive and accessible.

Make inclusion part of your hiring strategy. Consider […]

1609, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Time to Function

By |September 16th, 2023|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that help shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

1807, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Let’s Meet Online

By |July 18th, 2023|

Temporary workers generally prefer virtual interviews. In particular, 43% indicated a strong preference for them, while 25% strongly preferred in-person. Convenience, avoiding illness and feeling less anxious were among the arguments for virtual interviewing, while those who sought to interview in person cited stronger interpersonal connections and avoiding tech glitches for their predilection.

Source: North America […]

1605, 2023

Editor’s note

By |May 16th, 2023|

If there’s anything the last three years have taught us, it’s that achieving DE&I is a journey that takes commitment and dedication. Launched in 2021 by SIA in response to the social unrest and upheaval of 2020, the DE&I Influencers – US and Canada list has highlighted professionals across the ecosystem who are dedicated to […]

1605, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: A Growing Slice

By |May 16th, 2023|

The growth trajectory of staffing platforms is resulting in the model representing a greater share of the global temporary staffing market. In 2022, temporary staffing platforms represented nearly 4% of the $582 billion global temporary staffing industry, an increase from a 3% share in 2021. Prior to 2020, temporary staffing platforms were essentially immaterial, representing […]

1502, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Text Me

By |February 15th, 2023|

The use of texting/emailing technology to engage with candidates is widely adopted by the staffing industry, as 98% of all staffing firms planned to use such technology in 2022. Further, 60% of staffing firms anticipated increasing their usage in 2022. Enterprise buyers, meanwhile, are much less likely to be using texting/emailing technology, at 25%, though […]

1502, 2023

Compliance Branch: IC classification actions

By |February 15th, 2023|

California truckers continue to fight the state’s AB 5 legislation that makes classifying workers as independent contractors more difficult. Meanwhile, the US Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have renewed their partnership to fight misclassification.

New injunctions sought against AB 5. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the California Trucking Association each have filed renewed […]