Sharon Thomas

About Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas is Staffing Industry Analysts' senior managing editor. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1807, 2022

Ahead of The Curve: Gross Margins

By |July 18th, 2022|

Report explores trends over time in IT temp staffing

The median gross margin for US IT temporary staffing expanded 715 bps over 11 years, reaching 25.6% in 2021, according to SIA research. While results may be influenced by the composition of survey respondents, gross margin for the sector has typically ranged from 23% to 25% since […]

1807, 2022

Compliance Branch

By |July 18th, 2022|

Healthcare Staffing: Illinois regulations; Federal study proposed

Illinois has enacted legislation that precludes conversion fees and noncompetes in nurse staffing, among other requirements. Meanwhile, a senator calls for a study on the business practices of healthcare staffing firms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Illinois bans noncompetes and conversion fees. New legislation that restricts noncompetes and conversion fees in […]

1605, 2022

Ahead of the Curve: High NPS

By |May 16th, 2022|

Leadership speaks volumes

Internal staff gave their staffing firms an overall net promoter score of 71 in 2022, with 67% of respondents reporting they were “extremely likely” to recommend their staffing agency to a friend or colleague. Senior leadership had the most impact on the NPS. The least impactful factor was pay and benefits.

Source: “North America […]

1605, 2022

Compliance Branch: Silence no more; pay range disclosure

By |May 16th, 2022|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law two bills that affect staffing employers.

No more silence. Inslee on March 24 signed into law the Silenced No More Act, which prohibits agreements containing nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions that prevent an employee or independent contractor from discussing certain violations of law, including illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, […]

1605, 2022

2022 DE&I Influencers List

By , , , and |May 16th, 2022|

We are proud to present our second annual SIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Influencers — US and Canada list. The 2022 class comprises 47 honorees who hail from all corners of the workforce solutions ecosystem — staffing suppliers, enterprise buyers and end users of contingent labor, vendors and more. Many of these professionals dedicated much […]

1402, 2022

Ahead of the Curve: Don’t Ask

By |February 14th, 2022|

Don’t Ask

Pre-job-offer criminal history queries banned for US government contractors

As a condition of either contract award or receiving payment on a contract, US government contractors may not request job applicants on the contract to disclose their criminal history information prior to the contractor’s extending a conditional offer of employment. This restriction applies to criminal background […]

1402, 2022

2022 Staffing 100: Bold Leaders

By , , , , , , , , and |February 14th, 2022|

As the staffing market rebounds with some segments on a tear, industry leaders have had to contend with severe talent shortages exacerbated by developments like the Great Resignation and the Great Reshuffle. The world of work has undergone a dramatic shift with people across skill sets and levels questioning why and how they want to […]

1402, 2022

2022 Latin America 25

By and |February 14th, 2022|

Introducing the leaders who have guided their firms through tumultuous times. From having to overhaul business models to comply with a nation’s elimination of traditional staffing to continuing to face the headwinds of the pandemic, these executives, listed alphabetically, have kept their organizations in competitive shape.

Find their profiles online.

1511, 2021

Trends that Matter: Tax Traps

By |November 15th, 2021|

Some common payroll issues staffing firms face and how to deal with them.

Payroll taxes are often complicated for companies with stable and settled workforces; staffing companies have all of the same issues as traditional employers, but with higher volumes and additional technical issues. While there are no easy solutions, below are some issues to be […]

1511, 2021

Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list

By , , , , , , , , , , and |November 15th, 2021|

Gender inequality is a pressing moral and social issue. Further, the world is facing a critical challenge to improve parity between men and women. This challenge also presents an economic opportunity: A McKinsey Global Institute report found that the global economy could see a $12 trillion boost to its GDP by 2025 with the advancement […]