July/August 2023

1807, 2023

Editor’s Note

By |July 18th, 2023|

The pandemic, regulatory changes, inflation, geopolitical turmoil: The last few years have tested leaders in every industry, but the staffing professionals we honor on this year’s annual 40 Under 40 list have faced some unique challenges.

This group of luminaries — many of whom were teenagers or younger during the Great Recession — had few models […]

1807, 2023

Direct-Hire Recruiter Pay

By |July 18th, 2023|

1807, 2023

Ahead of the Curve: Let’s Meet Online

By |July 18th, 2023|

Temporary workers generally prefer virtual interviews. In particular, 43% indicated a strong preference for them, while 25% strongly preferred in-person. Convenience, avoiding illness and feeling less anxious were among the arguments for virtual interviewing, while those who sought to interview in person cited stronger interpersonal connections and avoiding tech glitches for their predilection.


1807, 2023

2023 40 Under 40 – The Ones to Watch

By , , , , , , , and |July 18th, 2023|

The last few years have brought profound changes to the staffing world. The pandemic, social unrest, geopolitical turmoil and inflation, among other upsets, have pushed the workforce solutions ecosystem to evolve faster than ever before. Technology advancements are upending many established practices, and workers are more empowered to embrace social justice and seek out employers […]

1807, 2023

Tech + Jobs: Workers confess to using social media at work

By |July 18th, 2023|

Nearly half of workers, 46%, admitted to spending up to four hours a day during working hours on social media for personal use, according to survey results announced by Monster. This is despite 57% saying social media use in the workplace is unprofessional.

The survey also found that 62% of workers say their coworkers don’t follow […]

1007, 2023

A Valued Partner

By |July 10th, 2023|

The entrepreneurial life isn’t for everyone. Running my own tech consulting business can be rewarding but it’s also quite challenging. That’s why partnering with staffing firms has been such a boon. Among their many good qualities, these firms can help me get access to larger companies as clients. But my experience has shown me that […]

2306, 2023

Introducing Generative AI

By |June 23rd, 2023|

The recent seismic changes in the labor market have elevated the role of the recruiter. Businesses now rely on recruiters to not only fill open roles but to help mitigate future skills gaps, improve DE&I efforts and navigate an ever-changing talent landscape. But recruiters often find their days tied up with mundane, repetitive tasks that […]

2006, 2023

The AI Quagmire

By |June 20th, 2023|

As companies ramp up their use of automated employment decision-making tools and platforms in the workforce, the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring is evolving rapidly. The pandemic hastened this trend: Covid-19 forced organizations to quickly pivot to remote protocols so they increasingly relied on technology in the hiring process, […]

1906, 2023

‘Sansdemic’ Shift

By |June 19th, 2023|

It’s safe to say that it’s a difficult time to run a staffing firm.

Between ongoing economic uncertainty, ripple effects of the pandemic and decreased labor participation, staffing leaders are facing an unprecedented set of challenges. Over the past few years, we’ve contended with a massive talent shortage that is not going away anytime soon. And […]

1306, 2023

Become Industrial Tech Savvy

By |June 13th, 2023|

When it comes to staffing firm technology, one size does not fit all.

Business strategy, company size, markets, client needs and available talent all contribute to determining whether a particular technology is the right fit for a particular staffing firm. Further complicating matters, a technology’s use case often differs across staffing segments.

However, a close look at […]