1605, 2023

Editor’s note

By |May 16th, 2023|

If there’s anything the last three years have taught us, it’s that achieving DE&I is a journey that takes commitment and dedication. Launched in 2021 by SIA in response to the social unrest and upheaval of 2020, the DE&I Influencers – US and Canada list has highlighted professionals across the ecosystem who are dedicated to […]

2107, 2020

Research Report: On the Precipice

By |July 21st, 2020|

Transformative developments lead to a consolidating IT staffing market

The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, or HHI, is a widely accepted measure of market concentration. Its calculation is
simply the sum of the square market shares for each firm of a market, typically limited to the 50 largest companies. A market with an HHI of less than 1,500 is considered […]

1905, 2020

Benefit of Counsel: Debunking the Myth

By |May 19th, 2020|

Over the years, I have fielded a dizzying array of questions regarding term limits and their effectiveness in addressing co-employment issues. Co-employment describes the relationship among two or more organizations that exert some level of control over the same worker or group of workers. Co-employers often share some degree of liability for the shared employees, […]

2503, 2019

The Buzz: Making Lemonade

By |March 25th, 2019|

Every lemon — or supplier — only has so much juice. Contingent workforce program management, and the VMS technology that underpins it, historically has been sold on the premise that companies can achieve cost savings by implementing a managed program; companies achieve cost savings by creating a competitive bidding process along with standardizing rates and […]

1302, 2017

The On-Demand Future

By |February 13th, 2017|

By 2020, 43% of American workers will be active participants in the on-demand economy, according to an Intuit forecast. And millennials, the largest generation represented in the workforce today, are driving this change with a reported 92% wanting to work remotely and 87% wanting to choose their own hours.

This is a fundamental shift from the […]

109, 2016

The Niche Advantage

By |September 1st, 2016|

A recurring theme at our staffing industry confer­ences is the advantages of “nichefying,” or being a specialist rather than a jack-of-all-trades firm. Typically, this means going after a specific set (or sets) of occupations, such as information technology jobs or marketing/creative roles. This fosters sales and recruiting expertise in specific job domains and leverages a database […]

110, 2015

The Other Side: Getting the Right Temp-Perature

By |October 1st, 2015|

How staffing firms and clients can ensure success through the right environment

As American society advances, utilizing new technology and adapting to the true potential of Generation Y, there has been a call for a type of reformation of the working class. These days, many professions outside of the service industry prioritize fiscal efficiency over traditional labor […]

106, 2015

Expert’s Corner: Don’t Be an Invisible Recruiter

By |June 1st, 2015|

What makes any recruiter successful? What gives you the edge to become part of the elite? Or looking at this question from a different angle: What are you missing that is holding you back?

While recruiters must find talent, that’s not the most critical dimension of the job. The real skill is in getting talent to […]

109, 2014

4 Housing and Hotel Mistakes Healthcare Staffing Firms Make — White Paper

By |September 1st, 2014|

How 100+ Firms Reduce Costs by Outsourcing

How do proactive healthcare staffing firms keep lodging costs to a minimum? In 2013, over 100 firms eliminated wasteful spending on housing and hotels by outsourcing to Travelers Haven, a firm that specializes in providing cost-effective housing solutions to the healthcare industry.

These innovative firms have found a new way […]

109, 2014

10 Tips Your Healthcare Staffing Firm Can Use to Ensure Quality and Value to Hospitals — White Paper

By and |September 1st, 2014|

By Cynthia Kinnas, National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO); Michele Sacco, The Joint Commission; and Sarah Wengert, Medical Solutions

The ultimate objective for any healthcare staffing firm should be to provide a framework of quality, safety, benchmarking, and performance improvement. To that end, The Joint Commission’s vision statement is a great standard for firms to […]