As the demand for skilled workers evolves, emerging technologies could transform the way that staffing firms operate as well as the markets they operate within. This makes it imperative for companies to think hard about how, when and where to adopt new tech. SIA’s Impact of Emerging Technology on Staffing report suggests four main groups […]
The entrepreneurial life isn’t for everyone. Running my own tech consulting business can be rewarding but it’s also quite challenging. That’s why partnering with staffing firms has been such a boon. Among their many good qualities, these firms can help me get access to larger companies as clients. But my experience has shown me that […]
The recent seismic changes in the labor market have elevated the role of the recruiter. Businesses now rely on recruiters to not only fill open roles but to help mitigate future skills gaps, improve DE&I efforts and navigate an ever-changing talent landscape. But recruiters often find their days tied up with mundane, repetitive tasks that […]
It’s safe to say that it’s a difficult time to run a staffing firm.
Between ongoing economic uncertainty, ripple effects of the pandemic and decreased labor participation, staffing leaders are facing an unprecedented set of challenges. Over the past few years, we’ve contended with a massive talent shortage that is not going away anytime soon. And […]
When it comes to staffing firm technology, one size does not fit all.
Business strategy, company size, markets, client needs and available talent all contribute to determining whether a particular technology is the right fit for a particular staffing firm. Further complicating matters, a technology’s use case often differs across staffing segments.
However, a close look at […]
Diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey; it cannot be undertaken alone, and it cannot be pursued for any singular benefit. Contingent workforce professionals must reach out to business and societal partners alike in this multilayered and ongoing work.
Staffing suppliers, VMS and MSP providers, hiring and solutions partners, legislative bodies, internal stakeholders, community organizations and […]
New Jersey drew the nation’s interest in February when Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law that is sure to garner the attention of staffing firms across the country for months to come. Coined the “New Jersey Temp Worker Bill of Rights,” the law places heavy burdens on the many New Jersey-based staffing firms and […]
After earning my bachelor’s degree, I felt all the emotions of an eager college grad: excitement, anticipation, pride — but above all else, uncertainty. I felt ready to enter the job market but completely unprepared for the journey ahead. After working at a retail grocery store for five years while attending college, I was eager […]
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives remain critical to talent and customers, who expect companies they engage with to foster DE&I within their workforces and communities. But what many organizations don’t realize is that their DE&I efforts need to extend beyond their internal workforce to include independent talent.
US job openings outnumber those unemployed, and among our […]
Three years after the Covid-19 pandemic began, US staffing firms can be proud of the role they have played in supporting and growing the US economy through a turbulent period. The US staffing industry soared 32% in 2021 and 14% in 2022 to reach an extraordinary $212 billion, according to SIA’s September 2022 US Forecast, […]