View From The Boardroom

107, 2015

View from the Boardroom: More With Less

By |July 1st, 2015|

Staffing firms can add value while maintaining healthy margins

Market forces and process innovations that have been driving change across industry verticals are snowballing, and the cumulative effect over time is gaining weight. In particular, organizations continue to face challenges brought on by rapid pace of change, including:

Customer pressure for a more directly connected experience with […]

106, 2015

View from the Boardroom: The Battle Is On

By |June 1st, 2015|

Companies are only as good as the people they employ. The right skills and experience paired with the aptitude for continued growth is key for any role, but are critical in the technology space. Information technology has jumped the bounds of the traditional IT department, and now functions as both the heart and circulatory systems […]

105, 2015

View From the Boardroom: A Helping Hand

By |May 1st, 2015|

Recruiting presents a very unique sales challenge. Unlike selling software or business services (where there is distinctly only one buyer and one seller), recruiting actually has two buyers and two sellers. The candidate and the hiring manager will each wear both hats at many points during the hiring process. Given they must both sell and […]

112, 2014

View From the Boardroom: A Tale of Staffing Success

By |December 1st, 2014|

How referrals, testimonials and awards are the brand currency for business
Temporary and contract workers continue to gain share of the employee base as companies try to align the shifts in human capital strategies with the preferences of an increasingly mobile workforce. This trend, along with the growing skills gap and shortage of skilled labor, are […]

3009, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Breaking Stereotypes

By |September 30th, 2014|

The industry’s importance grows as the world of work changes: perceptions break down
For our grandparents, maybe even our parents, a job was a job for life. Japan’s ‘salaryman’ may have become a cliché. But the employee of the big corporation, offering loyalty in return for a secure, long term position, was stereotypical of much of […]

109, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Stepping Forward

By |September 1st, 2014|

Advocating for a bigger piece of the global workforce
By Carl Camden

Earlier this summer, I was invited to a meeting at the White House with President Obama and about 30 leaders from other large companies. That’s not unheard of for executives in our industry, but what was different about this meeting was the topic: improving small […]

107, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Bridging the Talent Shortage

By |July 1st, 2014|

Reshaping the role of human resources to drive business
Talent is top of mind for most CEOs — from the composition of the leadership team to knowing how to access, mobilize and optimize the right talent in the entire workforce, no matter where it is in the world. Clearly talent has an enormous impact on business […]

105, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Happy to Work, Stay

By |May 1st, 2014|

Have you heard of employees being served lunch by their bosses? Believe it or not, it is fairly common at some workplaces. In fact, for employees of Marian Inc., a components manufacturer in Indianapolis, it’s a monthly occurrence. Executives don’t just serve meals to more than 100 employees, they also prepare them. Gestures like this […]

103, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Hedge Your Bets

By |March 1st, 2014|

The recruitment industry is facing a big change in this post-Great Recession market as employees begin to demand more from businesses. In fact, some global workforce analysts are referring to 2014 as the “Year of the Employee.” Employees are not only demanding higher pay in many industries, they also want greater flexibility, more technology, career […]

102, 2014

View From the Boardroom: Today’s Persona

By |February 1st, 2014|

2014 may shape up to be the prognosticated Year of the Employee, but it really depends on how you define “employee.” To us, it is what we have dubbed the “Tens Employee”: a professional job seeker of the 2010s — new or experienced — who will be differentiated from his/her predecessors by four key traits.

1. […]