As Editorial Director Craig Johnson and Associate Editor Danny Romero dived into their research for their feature articles in this diversity, equity and inclusion issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, they discovered that DE&I initiatives seem to have taken a back seat among many companies that jumped on the bandwagon in 2020. However, for enterprise […]
According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Great Resignation continues with little sign of slowing. At 2.9% in February, the quit rate remains near all-time highs while the unemployment rate, at 3.6% in March, is at historic lows.
In many industries, hiring is incredibly challenging. In this environment, it is critical […]
Leadership speaks volumes
Internal staff gave their staffing firms an overall net promoter score of 71 in 2022, with 67% of respondents reporting they were “extremely likely” to recommend their staffing agency to a friend or colleague. Senior leadership had the most impact on the NPS. The least impactful factor was pay and benefits.
Source: “North America […]
Do you belong at your workplace? More importantly, do your employees feel they do? Despite a growing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, the concept of belonging still eludes many.
But here’s why it should matter to the employer: Belonging is directly linked to your retention rate. A near-record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in […]
The first time I heard about managed service providers back in the 1990s, I remember thinking, “If this takes off, it’s really going to shake things up in the staffing world.” Well, MSPs did take off — and it certainly did change things industrywide, from how we interact with clients and how we’re structured to […]
There is a well-known business maxim: Start with the end in mind. For most owners of staffing firms, the end is a successful exit. With this touchstone in mind, it becomes easier to distinguish between the important legal and compliance issues (what will impede a successful exit) from the unimportant (i.e., don’t sweat the small […]
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law two bills that affect staffing employers.
No more silence. Inslee on March 24 signed into law the Silenced No More Act, which prohibits agreements containing nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions that prevent an employee or independent contractor from discussing certain violations of law, including illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, […]
After the year 2020 saw the dawn of one of the most significant social justice movements, the state of diversity, equity and inclusion has undergone many twists and turns. Some companies across the globe are discussing the way forward for better inclusivity while setting goals to prioritize DE&I. Many have yet to begin their DE&I […]
We are proud to present our second annual SIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Influencers — US and Canada list. The 2022 class comprises 47 honorees who hail from all corners of the workforce solutions ecosystem — staffing suppliers, enterprise buyers and end users of contingent labor, vendors and more. Many of these professionals dedicated much […]