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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Demand for certain types of nurses and other healthcare professionals is rising across the US as the Covid-19 pandemic surges in the country. Bill rates are up, with some providers seeing increases of 30% to 40% — some hospitals are paying nurses as much as $8,000 to $10,000 per week, Kaiser [...]
It’s no surprise, large companies are getting more interested in tapping into the flexibility afforded by a contingent workforce. Last year, large companies that use staffing firms reported that, on average, 21% of their workforces were made up of contingent workers, up from 12% in 2010. It’s expected to be 29% in 2030. On top […]
As the companies nationwide began to grapple with how to protect their workers amid Covid-19, Aquent became the first staffing company to offer its temporary workers paid sick leave with nationwide. Specializing in placing temporary employees in marketing and creative segments, Aquent has long been a forerunner in providing benefits to temps, starting with health […]
Virtually all of the US population was recently subject to stay-at-home orders. As states begin lifting restrictions that allow employees to return to work, staffing firms in particular face a myriad of legal pitfalls and logistical challenges as they recall employees — both their own as well as temporary workers to send on assignments — […]
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program aims to help companies survive by providing a direct incentive to keep employees on the payroll during the Covid-19 crisis. Qualifying staffing firms need to act fast if they are interested in taking part.
Companies jumped on the first tranche in early March, which provided $349 billion in funding, but that […]
When the Covid-19 crisis erupted, it was like nothing before. The staffing industry — like others — is bracing itself for the toll the pandemic is having on the economy.
“I don’t think anybody knew how quickly the onslaught of this would come,” says Jim Nichiporuk, VP of enterprise sales strategy and delivery at staffing provider […]