Getting on SIA’s list of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms at any time is no mean achievement. But after a year like 2020, it takes on a whole new meaning. The industry — temporary staffing, direct hire and retained search — was down by 11%, according to SIA data. Yet, the 52 firms on this year’s […]
Back in the days when job boards were feared to be the end of staffing, just imagine also breaking the news that in a not-so-distant future, robots would be deciding where to post job ads. While robots are more likely to look like a bunch of algorithms than C-3PO nowadays, programmatic job advertising is one […]
Women fare better at commercial firms
The representation of women at the executive and board level is modestly higher at commercial staffing firms than at IT and healthcare staffing firms; women also comprise a greater share of internal staff at commercial staffing firms. SIA defines commercial staffing firms as those that supply office/clerical and light industrial […]
As staffing company leaders, it’s likely that we share a common experience during the pandemic. The past few months may have revealed strengths you didn’t know that you and your team had — and maybe some deficits, too.
In my own company, our healthcare staffing, search and technology businesses experienced tsunamis of highs and lows. As […]
The US Department of Labor on Sept. 15 announced an annual update to the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts per Executive Order 13658.
Executive Order 13658, signed by President Obama in 2014, established a minimum wage rate for certain federal contractors that is adjusted annually based on inflation. […]
In 2018, the procurement department at Northwestern Mutual oversaw the entire process of managing the independent talent pipeline — from handling SOWs to vetting the contractors. As part of our refocused strategic initiatives, we chose a technology partner that enables us to manage, build out and maximize our existing talent pool. However, our independent talent […]
Management guru Peter Drucker ’s aphorism, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” applies perfectly to the companies on SIA’s 2021 Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms list.
It’s not been the easiest of times with Covid-19. The year 2020 marked a low point for many companies and workers, and the US staffing industry — temporary staffing, direct hire and […]
Embracing and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workforce is more important than ever as companies can no longer ignore the advantages a diverse workforce brings. However, to create a truly diverse workforce, diversity initiatives must also extend to a company’s leadership team.
A 2019 study from McKinsey & Co. found that companies in the top […]
How remote work affects collaboration
Is working from home overrated? A study in the science journal Nature Human Behavior, “The effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers,” points to some concerns about how employees share information while working remotely. The study looked at 61,182 Microsoft employees in the US over the first six months […]
This pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in so many ways. 2020 was when we learned that flexibility and perseverance was the only way we were going to survive, and my life is a testament to that.
For three years I worked at my aunt’s insurance agency, enjoying decent pay for once in my life. I had […]