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1705, 2021

Research Report: Room for Improvement

By |May 17th, 2021|

One of the most enduring legacies of the past year is the renewed focus on social issues, inequality and injustices, which the Covid-19 health crisis and the resulting economic downturn only served to exacerbate.

While countless organizations made public commitments to diversity and equitable treatment for all employees, the pandemic highlights glaring inequities that organizations are […]

1705, 2021

View from the Boardroom: Winning the Marathon

By |May 17th, 2021|

In March, the WBC Staffing Council, a workstream within the Women Business Collaborative, published the results of the staffing industry’s first diversity survey. Published in partnership with the American Staffing Association, National Association of Professional Staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts and the TechServe Alliance, the survey found that, despite the fact that our industry employs women […]

1705, 2021

Benefit of Counsel: Under Wraps

By |May 17th, 2021|

Confidentiality agreements, or CAs, have long been a useful tool for employers and staffing professionals, but have recently taken on a newfound applicability due to increased numbers of people working remotely as a result of Covid-19. Confidential information is no longer confined within the four walls of an employer’s building. Given this new reality, staffing […]

1705, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Every Step of the Way

By |May 17th, 2021|

I finally landed my dream job, but it’s been a journey that that includes a college career cut short, a pandemic-related furlough, continued commitment to personal and professional growth, patient persistence — and a helpful recruiter and staffing firm.

Last year, I had a corporate job working as an executive assistant for a hotel in New […]

1705, 2021

The New Customer: Intentions Matter

By |May 17th, 2021|

The MeToo Movement, Black Lives Matter and the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have heightened awareness, but moreover created a catalyst for social justice. There is an awakened conscience, with candidates and clients increasingly interested in understanding how staffing firms are responding to social issues. Is it part of the company fabric? […]

2303, 2021

Research Report: A New Direction

By |March 23rd, 2021|

2020 was certainly one for the ages, and unfortunately, the changing of the calendar to a new year did not magically end what has been an unrelenting pandemic. However, with the distribution of vaccines initiated, 2021 is heading in a positive direction. SIA’s Staffing Trends in 2021 report highlights the most important trends we believe […]

2303, 2021

View from the Boardroom: The ettain Approach

By |March 23rd, 2021|

In 1996, three college friends started a company from a spare room of a house in Charlotte, North Carolina. Within three months, they had hired one recruiter, added one phone and placed their first two consultants. Twenty-five years, 21 locations, 5,000 employees, 350-plus clients and four acquisitions later, ettain group is now the 12th-largest IT […]

2303, 2021

Buyer Reality: Be a Peg That Fits

By |March 23rd, 2021|

A common misconception of many suppliers is that partnership means meeting for coffee every month or maybe weekly calls. Or maybe it’s a travel mug and a pen. Maybe we even become friends! Here is the reality: Travel mugs are great, but as a contingent workforce professional, I can’t give my hiring managers travel mugs […]

2303, 2021

The New Customer: In or Out

By |March 23rd, 2021|

A beautiful thing happens when you allow potential recruits to self-qualify in or out. They may decide your brand and company are perfect, and they may decide you’re not. The same goes at the individual recruiter level: Atlas MedStaff — which staffs travel nurses, techs, and therapists across the country — empowers its team to […]

2303, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Improve Your Rep

By |March 23rd, 2021|

As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]