Measuring influence is tricky in the best of times. Amid Covid-19, it’s a whole other paradigm. This year as we finalised the 2020 European Staffing 100 list, one thing stood out: The honourees are going above and beyond to navigate the new normal. Displaying courage, compassion, creativity and commitment to their companies, clients and the […]
The combination of low interest rates and historically high levels of cash on corporate balance sheets has helped whet the appetites for merger and acquisition activity on the part of both strategic (i.e., corporate) and financial (i.e., private equity) buyers. According to SIA’s “Trends in Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions” report, the total number of staffing […]
Derived from the Ancient Greek word ὑστέρησις meaning “deficiency” or “lagging behind,” hysteresis is the dependence of the state of a system on its history and can be applied in slightly different ways to the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and economics.
Used extensively in the area of labour economics, it is a great word […]
No staffing executive heading for a relaxing holiday break at the end of 2019 could have foreseen the tumultuous events that would unfold in 2020. The year has placed extraordinary demands on every staffing business and completely reshaped the economic and social landscape.
As I write this article, six months after the World Health Organisation declared […]
There’s not enough diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Statistic after statistic confirms it – just 3% of students joining information and communication technology (ICT) courses worldwide are women and less than 20% of NHS staff identify as black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) to name a couple.
In a year when conversations around diversity […]
Governments around the world have been throwing money at economies to mitigate the worst social and economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis. When the world regains its footing and is able to get back to business, there will be a bill to pay for this.
Borrowing seems unlikely to be the complete answer, and while many […]
We all experience the world of work differently, but the reality is that the pandemic has seen the global economy plunge into a recession that is likely to get worse.
These circumstances have been tumultuous for the staffing industry as client companies tighten their belts and put pressure on their providers. In these bleak times, it […]
From sports to music to business, “Hall of Fame” conjures thoughts of one’s entire career. Whereas a contemporary “who’s who” list captures a snapshot in time, noting those of particular influence in a moment or a year, a Hall of Fame speaks to a greater body of work. This year, as we compiled our seventh […]