It’s a new kind of workplace, nothing like I’ve seen before. Many of the ways of working that we have taken for granted are changing. People no longer work their life- times for one company, 9-5 is an anachronism, office locales are disappearing, working from home is not passé, Elance-oDesk workers are a necessary part […]
Developments from the Staffing Industry Daily News and The Staffing Stream to help you focus on emerging movements that could shape your business for the better.
Lessons From a War Hero
How the story of an athlete-turned-POW can inspire professionals.
I just finished reading Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller Unbroken, which is about Louis Zamperini, a man who triumphed through […]
Fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace continues to be a priority for many companies because doing so creates value for customers and better reflects the communities in which they do business. Building such a workforce begins with recruiting, so staffing companies looking to differentiate them- selves should think about how they can cultivate a […]
A blizzard of activity from the Obama Administration is making 2015 the year of the government contractor. While some changes are not overly onerous, some will require substantial operational changes by contractors. Many staffing companies will have to contend with these new requirements placed upon their government-contractor clients. Here are some highlights.
Audit request changes. In […]
Ben Franklin once famously quipped, “Nothing is sure but death and taxes.” While the topic of taxes and statutory expenses may not win you many friends at a cocktail party, the keen staffing executive knows that understanding one’s statutory expenses is critical for maintaining healthy margins. Due to a number of factors, including higher-than-average turnover […]
Your firm and its services are a commodity, like it or not. The wide availability of numerous staffing and recruitment vendors, the fact that no single entity owns the product, and the fixation on price by both customers and staffing companies that choose to compete on markup all drive the reality our industry remains a […]
Best-selling author, speaker and futurist Jacob Morgan’s mission is to help future-proof employees and their organizations. As such, he runs a Future of Work community; speaks at conferences; advises organizations; and creates blog posts, podcasts and videos that educate companies and employees, helping them to adapt to the changes in the world of work. His […]
The staffing industry left 2014 with a strong tailwind. An improving economy bolstered growth, and temporary help services jobs set record highs as a percent of total US employment.
But what trends will affect staffing in 2015?
Forecasts call for solid growth in two of the industry’s largest segments: IT and industrial. Experts say drivers include ecommerce, […]
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 […]
MAKE is an IT staffing firm focusing on VMS/MSP accounts. Founded in 1981, the name of the company is derived from the initials of its founder, an IT contractor. The company has more than 200 employees (internal and consultants) across offices in Chicago and Dallas. It posted $22 million in revenue last year. Associate Editor […]