Staffing firms are being buffeted by change: new technology, a limited supply of talent — and economic uncertainty that could include a future recession. Successful staffing firms are crafting strategies to manage these issues. Advance Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex that provides funding, technology and support services to the contingent workforce industry, gains […]
Artificial intelligence is making it into the headlines and is already bringing about much change. But what does it really mean — especially for jobs?
Byron Reese has spent a good portion of his life studying the interplay between technology and human history. In his latest book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the […]
IBM announces program to create thousands of tech apprenticeships
IBM and the Consumer Technology Association are launching the “CTA Apprenticeship Coalition,” aimed at creating thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 US states as a way to help close the skills gap. IBM itself pledged to add at least 450 apprenticeships over the next five years.
The program […]
For most large organizations, there comes a point when managing all the different staffing vendors on a national or global basis becomes too complex, tedious or both without the help of technology. It was for exactly this reason that vendor management systems rose in prominence, and today nearly all mature contingent workforce programs run their […]
Like most of my millennial peers, I graduated from college during the Great Recession, and where I was living at the time, retail work was all that was available.
Three years ago, my husband’s job brought us to Silicon Valley. It was then that I stumbled upon temp openings and I decided to apply, not knowing […]
Given the challenges of securing talent in today’s tight labor market, I am frequently asked how Roth Staffing effectively engages temporary employees — and keeps them engaged. As a values-driven company that operates with the purpose “to make life better for the people we serve,” we have built highly effective systems for keeping our ambassadors […]