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After the Executive Forum: What Lies Ahead

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Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 Executive Forum held last week was attended by more than 1,200 attendees. The mood was buoyant: Sunny participants enjoyed the warmth of San Diego, ...
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What if data overload didn’t have to work against us?

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The first challenge of workforce management has always been to find and retain top talent. With the advent of technology and the ability to gather worker data, many of us expected this ...
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Is Human Resources Really a Necessary Evil?

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Just ask anybody. HR is a necessary evil. You need a human resources department to add, administer and terminate employees. But they do not add value and certainly are not strategic. ...
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Want Less Stress? Eliminate Your Internal Hiring Delays

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Delays are costly. Retailers without product on hand lose business. Manufacturers lacking enough materials can’t build what buyers need. Customer service teams without enough personnel ...
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How to Recognize and Avoid Burnout in Your Staff

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We often hear about burnout in the nurses, therapists and aides we place on short-term assignments. Healthcare providers in particular suffer from higher rates of burnout due to many ...
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When & Why Working from Home Became So Popular in Europe

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The growing phenomenon that is working from home arguably has its roots in the transitional period between the industrial era and the knowledge era which we currently inhabit. With ...
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Right Pricing

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What is “right pricing?” It is pricing not to maximize your margin, but to maximize your profits. Many companies price their products and services to get the highest margin rate. ...
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The Future of Staffing May Lead to the Past

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Remember the day when employers hired and fired all their own workers? Yes, the era preceding the staffing industry as we know it today. Not to be nostalgic, but there are forces at ...
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Data and fodder for those who dare to lead

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“Change is the only constant.” This phrase is credited to Heraclitus of Ephesus, a Greek philosopher in c. 500 BCE. He knew what he was talking about, and never has his point been ...
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Bankruptcy – Seeking “Critical Vendor Status”

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Staffing company interests and obligations are all too easily orphaned in the days just preceding, and immediately after, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The general pressures of ...
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