Ahead of the Curve

2007, 2021

Ahead of the Curve: You OK?

By |July 20th, 2021|

You OK?
Temps call for more communication as remote work continues

Amid the pandemic, temp workers surveyed by SIA reported feeling forgotten while working remotely. Their advice to staffing firms: Communicate on a regular basis to make sure your temp workers are doing well. Also, make sure your client is actually set up for remote work and […]

2303, 2021

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2021|

On Board?
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 […]

1711, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 17th, 2020|

The Ratings Effect

Candidates respond to firms’ engagement efforts.

activities such as responding to negative reviews, providing contact information, etc.) the more they benefit in terms of recruiting. In terms of sales, however, even a high degree of engagement on ratings sites produced only mildly positive benefits.

Source: “North America Staffing Company Survey 2020: Do staffing firms benefit […]

2209, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 22nd, 2020|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

M&A Transactions

Interactive tool tracks industry acquisition activity.

SIA researchers developed an interactive tool that includes data on some 1,575 mergers and acquisitions transactions that occurred in the staffing and workforce […]

2107, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |July 21st, 2020|

We include snippets from Staffing Industry Analysts research to focus on trends that shape and grow your business. Corporate members have access to the full reports online.

How Am I Doing?

Provide temps’ performance feedback, and by email, while you’re at it.

The majority of temporary workers — 54% — prefer emails from their recruiters, compared with 21% […]

1905, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |May 19th, 2020|

Surviving a Recession

Strategies from the last downturn’s survivors

After the last recession, we asked staffing firms to share the smartest thing they did, what saved their business and what they would do differently.

About half of respondents cited cost-related strategies as their fi rm’s key to surviving the recession; 13% of firms took a revenue-related approach; […]

2303, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Outlining Occupations

The fine details of software development roles

IT staffing occupations are increasingly specialized, including that of the software developer. From employment trends to applicable programming languages to demand drivers, a new report by SIA profiles IT occupations. Staffing firms looking to position themselves for growth can use this report to target the most commercially attractive […]

1902, 2020

Ahead of the Curve

By |February 19th, 2020|

Get Stacked

Tools at the modern staffing firm’s disposal

The typical staffing firm technology toolbox, or “tech stack,” encompasses the front, middle and back office. But there’s so much more they can tap into, from reporting solutions to communication tools.

SIA’s Staffing Company Tech Stack report creates a framework to understand the context and nature of the staffing […]

1811, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |November 18th, 2019|

Checking credentials. Given consumer wariness about the way their data is used, some organizations are striving to redefine privacy to create an environment where consumers and brands thrive with intentionally consented relationships regarding data agency, data ethics, and data reciprocity. And with more governments imposing greater data protection regulation as exemplified by the European Union’s […]

2409, 2019

Ahead of the Curve

By |September 24th, 2019|

Privacy Matters 

European court OKs Privacy Shield

The US is ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, according to a decision by the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down. However, the shield is subject to ongoing review.

This report outlines […]