2020 was certainly one for the ages, and unfortunately, the changing of the calendar to a new year did not magically end what has been an unrelenting pandemic. However, with the distribution of vaccines initiated, 2021 is heading in a positive direction. SIA’s Staffing Trends in 2021 report highlights the most important trends we believe […]
Firms share opinions on staffing platforms
As part of a recent SIA Pulse survey, staffing firms were asked for their perspective on staffing platforms — internet-enabled platforms that allow clients to post jobs and select candidates in a fashion that is more self-service and less reliant on a traditional recruiter.
While 41% indicated such platforms are […]
In 1996, three college friends started a company from a spare room of a house in Charlotte, North Carolina. Within three months, they had hired one recruiter, added one phone and placed their first two consultants. Twenty-five years, 21 locations, 5,000 employees, 350-plus clients and four acquisitions later, ettain group is now the 12th-largest IT […]
A common misconception of many suppliers is that partnership means meeting for coffee every month or maybe weekly calls. Or maybe it’s a travel mug and a pen. Maybe we even become friends! Here is the reality: Travel mugs are great, but as a contingent workforce professional, I can’t give my hiring managers travel mugs […]
A staffing firm’s legal department is in a unique position to be a strategic, value-add essential with the power to have a direct, positive impact on the bottom line. Unfortunately, often our perception is not that.
If you’ve ever spent any time working within an in-house legal team, you’ll have heard the internal rhetoric that the […]
From great perks to open-door policies with the C-suite to robust training and career development, employee engagement is off the charts and teams are pumped to be working. It’s not a formula, but these traits are what we have consistently seen among the Best Staffing Firms to Work For winners the 12 times SIA has […]
A beautiful thing happens when you allow potential recruits to self-qualify in or out. They may decide your brand and company are perfect, and they may decide you’re not. The same goes at the individual recruiter level: Atlas MedStaff — which staffs travel nurses, techs, and therapists across the country — empowers its team to […]
As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]
Gig economy, independent contractor workers can face challenges when it comes to pay — many are underbanked or do not use a bank at all. On the flip side, talent platform companies and others that work to match 1099 workers with clients can also face obstacles when it comes to paying workers.
Enter Gig Wage, a […]