If you were panicking in the first quarter when gross domestic product declined by 1.5%, please take a breath. The sky is not falling, at least not yet. Rising omicron infections, inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine were among a plethora of factors that knocked growth down from its stellar rate of 6.9% the […]
According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Great Resignation continues with little sign of slowing. At 2.9% in February, the quit rate remains near all-time highs while the unemployment rate, at 3.6% in March, is at historic lows.
In many industries, hiring is incredibly challenging. In this environment, it is critical […]
The modern contingent workforce has been shaped by technologies that increase efficiency and compliance while
decreasing costs for firms throughout the talent sourcing process. SIA refers to this group of technologies as “talent acquisition technology.” Already a quickly growing slice of the workforce solutions ecosystem, talent acquisition technology has received added interest since the pandemic began, […]
As 2021 was winding down, the US IT temporary staffing sector was on pace to exit it on a high note. SIA’s US Staffing Industry Pulse Survey covering October data — the most recent available as of this writing — showed a promising 15% year-over-year aggregate growth. Also encouraging was the 21% year-over-year growth for […]
Recently published findings from the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report estimate that it will take an average of 135.6 years for women and men to reach parity on a range of factors worldwide. This estimate grew by a whopping 36 years in the space of only one year, marking the largest widening […]
Back in the days when job boards were feared to be the end of staffing, just imagine also breaking the news that in a not-so-distant future, robots would be deciding where to post job ads. While robots are more likely to look like a bunch of algorithms than C-3PO nowadays, programmatic job advertising is one […]
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated business disruption, many companies are strategically analysing how to rebuild their talent pipelines. Beyond direct sourcing and managed services, organisations are looking to another possibility for their talent acquisition strategy: recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO.
As defined by SIA, RPO is the partial or full outsourcing […]
Of the many business trends kicked off in 2020, one of the most prominent was the accelerated digitalization of business operations. Global lockdowns forced companies to adopt internet-based technologies to stay in business and spurred consumers to use online services more often to perform daily activities and stay entertained. Nearly every industry was impacted by […]
One of the most enduring legacies of the past year is the renewed focus on social issues, inequality and injustices, which the Covid-19 health crisis and the resulting economic downturn only served to exacerbate.
While countless organizations made public commitments to diversity and equitable treatment for all employees, the pandemic highlights glaring inequities that organizations are […]
2020 was certainly one for the ages, and unfortunately, the changing of the calendar to a new year did not magically end what has been an unrelenting pandemic. However, with the distribution of vaccines initiated, 2021 is heading in a positive direction. SIA’s Staffing Trends in 2021 report highlights the most important trends we believe […]