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1909, 2022

Keep Them Happy

By |September 19th, 2022|

From May to June, job openings fell by 605,000 — one of the sharpest declines on record. Despite this decline, openings remain near all-time highs and were 50% greater in June 2022 than prior to the pandemic. Economywide, hiring remains a significant challenge. With only one hire made per every 1.7 openings, the vacancy yield […]

1909, 2022

On the Right Foot

By |September 19th, 2022|

Five years ago, I shared in Staffing Industry Review magazine some guidance when approaching a new client, in “Do’s and Don’ts: How a former staffing professional would approach sales.” That advice is just as relevant today. But what about after you’ve earned the buyer’s business? How should you proceed to ensure your partnership stays on solid […]

1909, 2022

Increased Scrutiny

By and |September 19th, 2022|

For more than two years, Covid-19 has consumed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s operations. However, as society continues to revert to a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy, so has the agency. This means seeing more inspections and more citations issued in the near future across more industries — including the staffing industry — due to […]

1909, 2022

It’s Not a Gap

By |September 19th, 2022|

I paused my career as a network engineer in order to prioritize my family and relocate to a different country. Planning to be out of the workforce for only a few years, I continued my professional development so I could return to the corporate world when I was ready. When that time came 10 years […]

1909, 2022

Candidate Care

By |September 19th, 2022|

In today’s world, consumers have come to expect convenience. From food delivery services to retail giants, we can get nearly anything delivered right to our doorstep. However, certain things cannot be replaced by an interactive voice response or a chatbot. If you are anything like me, you’ve felt the frustration of needing to talk to […]

1807, 2022

Research Report: A Stellar Rate Slows

By |July 18th, 2022|

If you were panicking in the first quarter when gross domestic product declined by 1.5%, please take a breath. The sky is not falling, at least not yet. Rising omicron infections, inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine were among a plethora of factors that knocked growth down from its stellar rate of 6.9% the […]

1807, 2022

Benefit of Counsel: Trusted Counsel

By |July 18th, 2022|

As SIA recognizes honorees of its 40 Under 40 list of staffing professionals, it seems fitting to explore how in-house counsel can best serve their organizations while also rising to the top. Not everyone seeks to become a general counsel, and even if that is your current posture, there is still reason to play your […]

1807, 2022

Compliance Branch

By |July 18th, 2022|

Healthcare Staffing: Illinois regulations; Federal study proposed

Illinois has enacted legislation that precludes conversion fees and noncompetes in nurse staffing, among other requirements. Meanwhile, a senator calls for a study on the business practices of healthcare staffing firms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Illinois bans noncompetes and conversion fees. New legislation that restricts noncompetes and conversion fees in […]

1807, 2022

The Talent’s Voice: Coaching Your Temp

By |July 18th, 2022|

When my life aspirations were derailed by Covid, a staffing firm helped me bring my new plans to life. Here’s my story.

I was captain of my high school football team in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, and had hoped to be recruited to play in college. But Covid sacked my senior season, and college opportunities […]

1807, 2022

The New Customer: A Meaningful Experience

By |July 18th, 2022|

As companies continue to hire at record rates, people are now the priority. Talent is both the biggest competitive advantage and the scarcest resource for any organization. And in the staffing industry, the talent is the foundation of our success. At Salo, a national staffing and consulting firm, our focus is on creating a people-first […]