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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 […]

1605, 2022

Research Report: Get Conversational

By |May 16th, 2022|

According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Great Resignation continues with little sign of slowing. At 2.9% in February, the quit rate remains near all-time highs while the unemployment rate, at 3.6% in March, is at historic lows.

In many industries, hiring is incredibly challenging. In this environment, it is critical […]

1605, 2022

View from Boardroom: The Platform Paradigm

By |May 16th, 2022|

The first time I heard about managed service providers back in the 1990s, I remember thinking, “If this takes off, it’s really going to shake things up in the staffing world.” Well, MSPs did take off — and it certainly did change things industrywide, from how we interact with clients and how we’re structured to […]

1605, 2022

Benefit of Counsel: A Successful Exit

By |May 16th, 2022|

There is a well-known business maxim: Start with the end in mind. For most owners of staffing firms, the end is a successful exit. With this touchstone in mind, it becomes easier to distinguish between the important legal and compliance issues (what will impede a successful exit) from the unimportant (i.e., don’t sweat the small […]

1605, 2022

Compliance Branch: Silence no more; pay range disclosure

By |May 16th, 2022|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law two bills that affect staffing employers.

No more silence. Inslee on March 24 signed into law the Silenced No More Act, which prohibits agreements containing nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions that prevent an employee or independent contractor from discussing certain violations of law, including illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, […]

1605, 2022

The Buzz: Hire Anywhere, Safely

By |May 16th, 2022|

Companies have warmed to the idea of hiring talent across geographies or, in some cases, have no other choice but to do so. However, hiring around the world can be a headache from the payroll, compliance and tax side.

That’s where Omnipresent comes in. Founded in 2019 by Matthew Wilson and Guenther Eisinger, the company helps […]