Tthe staffing industry has been focused on new challenges this year. The ground has certainly shifted from the post-pandemic surge to the broad-based pullback of 2023. Three broad themes resonated through discussions at SIA’s CWS Summit in September.
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, […]
Over the last few years, we’ve watched as the world of work has shifted and the ripple effects have played out across multiple industries, organizations and institutions. From the rise of remote work to an increased emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion, we’ve learned a fundamental truth: Change is hard, but it’s also good.
When it […]
As we mark the third anniversary of the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s abundantly clear that most of us think about work differently now. We see more clearly that our work is interwoven into our daily lives and that our careers have a significant impact on our quality of life — whether we are […]
2023 is looking to be the year of pay transparency. While employees’ rights to discuss their compensation have long been federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act, employers have held pay information close to the chest. But recently, several states and cities began calling on employers to show their hands, adding significant compliance issues […]
For the first time in nearly two decades, staffing shortages have replaced financial challenges as the top concern among healthcare CEOs, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey. With changes stemming from the pandemic and new career pathways and structures gaining traction, staffing shortages and labor costs have risen, causing a decline […]
In 2019, staffing industry veteran Dan Campbell mentioned to me a possible leadership opportunity at the company that he co-founded, Hire Dynamics, which had high growth aspirations. I was no stranger to leading a company through accelerated growth. For the previous 22 years, I had been with one of the largest convenience store chains in […]
The economic variables in play right now have created a singularly unique set of circumstances. You can call it uncertainty, ambiguity or just plain chaos.
Inflation is increasing the cost of products and services while also adding wage pressure; economic volatility and higher interest rates are making it harder to access capital; and recession indicators are […]
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 […]
Our world has been turned upside down and staffing is no different. After buying two companies in the middle of a pandemic, it’s been interesting, to say the least. Going to a remote environment was, in my opinion, necessary to keep my people safe. Over time it has basically been a great adventure, one we […]