May/June 2021

1705, 2021

Editor’s Note

By |May 17th, 2021|

I am pumped to publish our inaugural DE&I Influencers list.

This is the newest member to join the SIA family of editorial lists. I am proud of all our lists, but our Diversity Equity & Influencers – US and Canada list has certain nuances that need highlighting.

As a research and advisory firm, SIA takes its mission […]

1705, 2021

Research Report: Room for Improvement

By |May 17th, 2021|

One of the most enduring legacies of the past year is the renewed focus on social issues, inequality and injustices, which the Covid-19 health crisis and the resulting economic downturn only served to exacerbate.

While countless organizations made public commitments to diversity and equitable treatment for all employees, the pandemic highlights glaring inequities that organizations are […]

1705, 2021

By The Numbers: Temp Recruiter Pay Rates

By |May 17th, 2021|

1705, 2021

The Workplace: The Remote Revolution

By |May 17th, 2021|

Since the pandemic began, working from home has been a reality for more and more people. In SIA’s report, “North American Internal Staff Survey 2021: Remote work prevalence, staffing experience, and how to support it,” 81% of respondents reported currently working at home/remotely, compared to 29% in 2019 and 23% in 2016, showing the staggering […]

1705, 2021

SIA Musings: Making Strides

By |May 17th, 2021|

Last summer in this column, I wrote about the changes that we had seen due to the pandemic, calls for social justice and more, and how it was an opportunity for the industry to build back better. As has been the case throughout this tumultuous year, every day we know so much more now than […]

1705, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Winning the Marathon

By |May 17th, 2021|

In March, the WBC Staffing Council, a workstream within the Women Business Collaborative, published the results of the staffing industry’s first diversity survey. Published in partnership with the American Staffing Association, National Association of Professional Staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts and the TechServe Alliance, the survey found that, despite the fact that our industry employs women […]

1705, 2021

Benefit of Counsel: Under Wraps

By |May 17th, 2021|

Confidentiality agreements, or CAs, have long been a useful tool for employers and staffing professionals, but have recently taken on a newfound applicability due to increased numbers of people working remotely as a result of Covid-19. Confidential information is no longer confined within the four walls of an employer’s building. Given this new reality, staffing […]

1705, 2021

Equity at Work

By |May 17th, 2021|

The past year brought a whirlwind of change to not only the US, but the entire world. While under the grip of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, communities also came face to face with the harsh realities of racism and discrimination, which in turn led to calls for addressing inequities, biases and other barriers to employment that […]

1705, 2021

DE&I Influencers — US and Canada

By , , , , , and |May 17th, 2021|

SIA introduces the 2021 DE&I Influencers list — 50 professionals in our workforce solutions ecosystem who have been making great strides in varied ways to move the diversity mission forward. Many do not hold dedicated diversity roles at their companies but have been working on a multi-pronged approach at their companies and in their lives […]

1705, 2021

TECH + JOBS: FTC warns to watch for possible AI bias

By |May 17th, 2021|

The US Federal Trade Commission cautioned firms to be careful when using artificial intelligence so that it does not discriminate against individuals.

“If a data set is missing information from particular populations, using that data to build an AI model may yield results that are unfair or inequitable to legally protected groups,” according to the FTC.

In […]