As staffing firms look for ways to boost growth, one avenue to consider for qualified owners is becoming certified as a diverse-owned supplier. Advance Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Paychex Corp., provides funding, technology and support services to the contingent workforce industry, includes certified diverse suppliers among its more than 500 staffing firm […]
Staffing firms are being buffeted by change: new technology, a limited supply of talent — and economic uncertainty that could include a future recession. Successful staffing firms are crafting strategies to manage these issues. Advance Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex that provides funding, technology and support services to the contingent workforce industry, gains […]
On the face of it, the staffing industry model may appear simple, with firms playing matchmaker between employers and workers. But appearances are deceiving: Only 140 out of 19,000 staffing firms in the US have exceeded the $100 million mark; the rest struggle to grow effectively. Advance Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex, provides […]
The business of matching job hunters with employers continues to change rapidly. Technology is making it easier to connect, yet it can also overwhelm those on both sides of the job-hunting equation with information and choices. Indeed, the world’s No. 1 job site, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors from more than 60 […]
The rapid pace of technological change has altered the recruitment process, providing candidates and end users with myriad choices. The goal is to leverage technologies that enable recruiters and staffing firms to more efficiently find the right talent. Claudette Cunitz, Monster’s vice president and a former ASA board member, looks at how staffing companies can […]
As advances in technology continue to evolve and reshape the staffing industry, women are increasingly taking on leadership roles. Penny Queller, senior vice president and general manager of staffing for Monster, has seen women’s contributions up close in her more than 20 years in staffing. She discusses her path in the industry, the contributions that […]
From a potential client checking online reviews of your company to a job applicant checking with his or her network before sending a résumé, you can safely assume anyone engaging with a staffing firm today can — and will — check out that firm’s reputation before making any commitment.
This means cultivating a strong staffing brand […]
Last month, the US hit the significant milestone of our president’s first 100 days in office. The first few months of the new administration have been marked by significant changes, and we can expect more to come. Employers and staffing professionals alike need to figure out how to navigate the changes associated with this government.
Fresh-faced graduates working alongside Baby Boomers. Generation X directing interns who are Generation Y. This is the face of today’s workforce in many US organizations. And these varied age groups are often working for the same employer at the same time. This creates challenges for staffing companies and their clients. Members of each generation have […]
Competition is fierce. Profit margins are thin. Staffing firms are exhausting all options to gain more strategic advantages and get ahead. For one, many are looking to outsourcing non-core business activities to operate more efficiently and lower costs. Another continuing trend is fueling growth via mergers or acquisitions. In this highly fragmented industry that is […]