SIA Musings

1510, 2016

Beyond Borders

By |October 15th, 2016|

Today’s labour markets are increasingly global, interconnected and interdependent. Matching labour market supply with demand is no longer just a national or regional consideration, but must be viewed in a global context.

Despite the fact that more than 200 million people around the world are looking for a job, 38% of companies face difficulties filling jobs […]

305, 2016

Elevating the Ecosystem

By |May 3rd, 2016|

At Staffing Industry Analysts, we sit at the intersection of several groups where we can observe the changes happening around the edges of the staffing industry. Since we talk to thousands of industry executives each year, we have a unique viewpoint on what the industry is worried about, what are the current hot topics and […]

1510, 2015

Selective Stimulus

By |October 15th, 2015|

Regardless of employment status, the customer will expect to receive a certain level of service, a cheery smile and a courteous response to their enquiry. Why then do organisations put a very different emphasis on engagement and motivation practices when it comes to their employed and nonemployed workers?

It would be ludicrous (and illegal in most […]

105, 2015

Perspective: Choose Wisely

By |May 1st, 2015|

Suppliers and buyers alike often complain about mismatching skills and services. Part of the problem is providers not being selective enough when it comes to participating in the RFP process to begin with. Providers should match their unique services and offerings against the requirements to build the most competitive option, but they should also be […]

102, 2015

Perspective: Think Again

By |February 1st, 2015|

Given our role in the midst of the staffing ecosystem, we at Staffing Industry Analysts have a pretty good idea of both the wisdom of the crowd and the persistent misconceptions about staffing for that same crowd. OK, so it’s not exactly true that every- thing you thought you knew about staffing is wrong, but […]

3009, 2014

Preview: Executive Forum Europe

By |September 30th, 2014|

The publication of this special edition of Staffing Industry Review coincides with the launch of the Executive Forum Europe in London between 3rd and 5th November 2014.

While it is a new event for Europe, the Executive Forum is a long-standing and prominent feature of the U.S. staffing market that attracts more than 1,000 senior staffing […]

110, 2013

Perspective: Revolution and Evolution

By |October 1st, 2013|

The industry stands at an energizing crossroad
The staffing industry is in the midst of a 25-year business cycle that began with the adoption of Internet tools that have transformed the industry and will end with dramatic, yet subtle changes in the ways staffing firms interact with customers — hiring managers, gatekeepers, supply chains, current consultants […]

103, 2013

Perspective: Get Your Name Out

By |March 1st, 2013|

Why the Book of Lists is an easy marketing tool
“Of all the marketing tactics staffing firms can employ, the Book of Lists has the highest bang to buck.” — Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts’ VP of research and editorial.

What if I said giving an hour of your time could land your firm’s information in front […]

103, 2012

Perspective: Forum Comes of Age

By |March 1st, 2012|

21 years after launch illustrate how things change … and don’t
In June 1992 when the first Staffing Industry Executive Forum launched, I was fresh out of business school and newly placed at Adia Services as head of strategic planning. The “staffing industry” was newly named in the process of transitioning from something based on absence […]