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1411, 2022

Invested in the Future of Work

By |November 14th, 2022|

Innovation is flourishing throughout the workforce solutions ecosystem as new entrants seek to disrupt conventional business models. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the wave of new “unicorns” permeating the landscape. A unicorn, of course, is not just a pretty horse with a horn; it’s a term used to refer to startups that have […]

1411, 2022

Ahead of the Curve: Recruiting Challenge

By |November 14th, 2022|

Recruiting Challenge

Recruiting difficulty among respondents to SIA’s Pulse Survey decreased to a level of 3.49 in August from 3.72 in June; recruiting difficulty was particularly high for firms serving the manufacturing industry at 4.35. By staffing focus, the industrial and office/clerical segments were also relatively high at 4.04 and 4.00, respectively. Meanwhile, recruiting qualified talent […]

1411, 2022

Marijuana Minefield

By |November 14th, 2022|

While an ever-growing number of states permit the use of marijuana for medical and/or recreational reasons, the federal government, through the Controlled Substances Act, still considers marijuana to be unlawful. In fact, only four states align with federal law; all other states make marijuana usage permissible in some way. And this landscape makes my job […]

1411, 2022

Proud to Be a Consultant

By |November 14th, 2022|

I am a principal consultant specializing in HCM, HRMS and HRIS. Several years ago, I was approached by a consultant firm specializing in accounting and IT. While I had been a staff employee at that point in my career, I was no stranger to the concept of consulting. In fact, I had been a consultant […]

1411, 2022

A Retiree Model

By |November 14th, 2022|

In the age of the Great Resignation, having a pro-employee culture is a must. Talent can take their critical skills with them when they retire, so to become an employer of choice, companies must work to ensure company values and policies align to create this culture.

While one size does not fit all, most different groups […]

1909, 2022

Research Report: 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

The New Customer: 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 […]