Among many things, Jeff Bezos, the founder and former CEO of Amazon, is known for his “Day 1” philosophy. The idea is that businesses always have new growth opportunities, no matter how much success there has been in the past. As Bezos bluntly put it, “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, […]
It’s time to retire the phrase the future of work; that future is today’s now of work. Business leaders need to pay attention. It’s long been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. That’s exactly what’s playing out today as many businesses adjust — sometimes scramble — to meet […]
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 […]
A typical acquisition is a complex, multilevel process. Generally speaking, the goal is to optimize processes and increase efficiency. Cultural considerations are harder to quantify, yet they exert significant influence on how the organization evolves as a combined entity.
In some cases, the traditional acquisition model is upended and the results are brimming with potential and […]
Last summer in this column, I wrote about the changes that we had seen due to the pandemic, calls for social justice and more, and how it was an opportunity for the industry to build back better. As has been the case throughout this tumultuous year, every day we know so much more now than […]
SIA introduces the 2021 DE&I Influencers list — 50 professionals in our workforce solutions ecosystem who have been making great strides in varied ways to move the diversity mission forward. Many do not hold dedicated diversity roles at their companies but have been working on a multi-pronged approach at their companies and in their lives […]
A staffing firm’s legal department is in a unique position to be a strategic, value-add essential with the power to have a direct, positive impact on the bottom line. Unfortunately, often our perception is not that.
If you’ve ever spent any time working within an in-house legal team, you’ll have heard the internal rhetoric that the […]
As we navigate the economic and labor-market fallout from Covid-19, staffing companies and their clients are struggling with an ever-widening talent gap. We need to have the right skillsets to rebuild and accelerate businesses, but qualified people who want to work are hard to find. At the same time, far too many people in America […]
Strategic Staffing Solutions celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 1, and we marked the occasion the way we usually do. Our leadership team — from yours truly, to our C-suite to our market vice presidents — wrote thank-you notes or called our customers to thank them for another successful year. Without them, we would not […]
Activism for change is blossoming throughout our society today, and we have hope that real progress will finally be made in areas of diversity, equality, equity, inclusion, and gender and racial justice. Discrimination and injustice are not only being confronted on the streets of our cities and in government and courts, but also in the […]