Gender equality has been at the forefront of discussions in media, politics and the workplace. However, the gender gap is still at 79.6%, and has remained relatively unchanged since 2000, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. And the pay gap is just one, albeit core, problem. There are also other controversial and complicated […]
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.
Many US workers believe their internal communications and training programs need significant improvement.
According to a survey from Rapt Media, only 32% of US employees feel engaged, and 35% feel their companies don’t care about them — as […]
As proper worker classification remains in the spotlight, the standards by which a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor continue to confuse business owners and contingent workers alike. Conflicting federal and state guidelines applied by various government agencies and courts — think recent Uber and FedEx cases — have left both companies and […]
Since the Great Recession, it has been an ambitious journey for those of us in the staffing industry. Revenue dropped, hiring freezes ensued and clients implemented massive layoffs. To be staffing industry leaders, we had to be creative to stand apart from the competition and, most importantly, to keep our businesses moving forward. Artech’s success […]
Benchmarking your firm’s financial and operational performance relative to competitors within your industry is critical in managing for longterm success. But the process can only be as effective as the accuracy and specificity of the data available. Direct comparisons of your firm’s metrics versus those of your peers in the temporary staffing industry is a […]
These are the convictions shared by the women in our 2016 Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing, the North America 50 list. When we decided last year to design a new list to celebrate women in the industry, it was to chronicle the achievements of a group who dominated the industry but only at […]
An economics professor performs an experiment in class to illustrate an effect of socialism. All tests would be averaged, and everyone would receive the same grade. After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone received a B. The hard studying A students were upset and the D students who studied little were happy. […]
Turning down a prospective client may be better for your organization. Yes, you read that correctly. What I’m suggesting may sound outrageous, but sometimes just the possibility of adding a new logo to your portfolio — especially if you’re a niche player — can leave you starstruck. And being starstruck can blind staffing providers, preventing […]
You can tell the staffing industry is living some interesting times when one of the fastest-growing firms is thriving on a model that seems at odds with the dominant one in the competition, not to mention the very idea of temporary staffing.
This is the case in France, one of the oldest staffing markets in Europe […]