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711, 2022

Getting the W-2 Right

By |November 7th, 2022|

Hiring W-2 employees comes with its share of compliance challenges that vary by location. Payroll taxes healthcare benefits and paid sick leave just to name a few issues. The winner of SIA’s “Shark Tank” competition — Ascen — aims to handle these difficulties on behalf of staffing firms with its employer-of-record platform.

The company won the […]

1710, 2022

A Delicate Balance

By |October 17th, 2022|

Across Europe, regulations regarding temporary worker protections and employer responsibilities vary. Federgon, the Belgium federation of HR service providers and temporary employment agencies, recently worked with the nation’s trade unions to create a draft sector agreement (revised every two years) for temporary workers, treading the delicate line between client costs and improving working conditions.

The […]

112, 2021

Keeping Them Honest

By |December 1st, 2021|

Making sure workers have the right skills to do the job has always been important, but Covid-19 hasn’t made the process any easier. Hiring remotely and then needing to bring on board numerous employees has complicated matters further.

One firm aiming to make the process easier is Glider AI, which recently took the top prize in […]

1510, 2021

After the Mandate

By |October 15th, 2021|

Right now, it’s a wait-and-see for the exact wording in an emergency temporary standard from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding President Joe Biden’s proposed workplace Covid-19 vaccination mandate.

Official wording has not yet arrived, though OSHA has reportedly submitted its emergency temporary standard to the Office of Management and Budget. However, the vaccine […]

2209, 2021

Tested by Covid-19

By |September 22nd, 2021|

Even before Covid-19, America faced a shortage of physicians and nurses. The pandemic further challenged our industry to innovate and embrace a change management mindset. Like other companies, healthcare staffing companies faced a dramatic choice: quickly adapt to the upended healthcare environment while simultaneously meeting the needs of healthcare workers, or get left behind.

Public health […]

709, 2021

Learned Professionals

By |September 7th, 2021|

Training to bridge the skills gap is growing ever more important. The types of training provided by staffing firms can range from online courses that offer an introduction to a skill to courses that aim to get workers ready to be placed. And there are the standalone organizations that offer skills training as well.

Take General […]

2508, 2021

Under the Microscope

By |August 25th, 2021|

Each generation — whether it be traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X or millennials — brings its own quirks and outlook when it comes to work. Each comes with different sets of experiences and views on the world. The newest generation entering the workforce — Gen Z — is no exception. Pew Research defines Gen Z […]

1907, 2021

Back to School

By |July 19th, 2021|

Eighty seven percent of companies say they have a skills gap now or will within a few years, according to a report by McKinsey & Co. Companies have long lamented the skills gap — the mismatch between open positions and workers with the right skills to fill them.

Skills gaps appear in IT and technical positions […]

2402, 2021

Temporaries in the Movies

By |February 24th, 2021|

Many movie and TV characters lack any visible means of support and seem to never eat, sleep, seek medical care, pay bills, do laundry, or perform the other mundane chores that burden the rest of us. However, some movie characters have jobs, and a few are temporary employees.

Most Hollywood depictions of temporaries are negative. This […]

1602, 2021

Answering the Call

By |February 16th, 2021|

SIA named the travel nurse as its first-ever person of the year for a number of reasons. Travel nurses are among those on the front lines fighting Covid-19 and they have proven crucial in helping people during the pandemic. For the past year they have faced challenges, stress and hard work head on. Many face […]