In the beginning, there was the résumé — then came job boards and social networks (searchable silos of potential candidate information, mainly consisting of candidate self-declarations). But now a new generation of candidate sourcing “intel” platforms is giving talent acquisition professionals a new smart weapon in the war for talent. And a good example is […]
I call it the Forum effect. As the editorial team gears up for the 23rd Executive Forum in San Diego, we have started talking about standing out. And it’s not because we have a sudden urge to prove that we are unique. It’s the theme of the 2014 Executive Forum: Differentiate or Dissolve.
There has been […]
We Want Her
Oil & gas industry targets women in the war for talent.
Manchester, England-based technical manpower specialist NES Global Talent expects there to be a sharper focus on recruiting women into the oil & gas industry in 2014 as the war for talent continues to intensify. “Despite making up half of the workforce, women have […]
People ask all the time about our greatest wish of our suppliers. For me, it’s an absolutely simple but consistently overlooked skill that I want: project management. Project management resources and training are generally reserved for larger projects, i.e. a system or new program implementation. However, it’s often the medium to small projects or problems […]
Efficient onboarding is critical to the ongoing success of staffing companies and an integral part of the process is background checks. In April 2012, their significance to the hiring process was brought to the forefront by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s issuance of its enforcement guidance on criminal background checks and the potential for […]
2014 may shape up to be the prognosticated Year of the Employee, but it really depends on how you define “employee.” To us, it is what we have dubbed the “Tens Employee”: a professional job seeker of the 2010s — new or experienced — who will be differentiated from his/her predecessors by four key traits.
Peter Sheahan on the staffing industry and the next big opportunity
As founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, a global consultancy firm that has helped many companies distinguish themselves from the pack, Peter Sheahan believes there’s an opportunity for staffing firms to get ahead in the talent game. But they need to get strategic rather than being […]
Revamp your comp plan to incentivize your top sales folks
Word has it that there are as many staffing firm sales compensation plans as there are staffing firms.
Despite the number of plans, it’s not easy getting sales compensation right. And getting it right is critical. The staffing industry is sales-driven and salespeople are the face of […]
Staffing firms are partnering with online platforms in different ways
Over the past two years, Staffing Industry Analysts has been studying the emerging phenomenon we have called online staffing — the intermediation of a work arrangement that is performed across an online platform, whether that work arrangement is between a small business and online freelancer (e.g., […]
As healthcare IT evolves, the opportunities for staffing firms expand
Through the HITECH Act of 2009, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress created incentives for healthcare provider groups to implement electronic medical record (EMR) programs by the end of 2014, driving demand for information technology professionals in the healthcare arena.
When the […]