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Sharon Thomas is managing editor at Staffing Industry Analysts, responsible for the Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0 e-newsletter. She can be reached at smthomas (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Term limits have little benefit when adopted to avoid co-employment

I like to blame the Vizcaino v. Microsoft case for the ongoing misconceptions around co-employment and tenure limits. I remember the headlines. The standouts used the term “permatemps” ...

Start Early: Invest in the workforce of the future

As an editor at Staffing Industry Analysts, I’m intimately familiar with the struggle so many organizations face now. Not only is talent scarce just in terms of numbers — unemployment ...

A tale of CW program managers: Send in your choices now, nominations close July 15.

The rise of the gig worker is a tale that will be told for many generations to come. It is one of the most important stories of our time. Why? Because organizations need to become much ...

Don’t become talk-show fodder

Being a contingent worker can be dangerous. And I am not being facetious here.  It took an HBO segment to write this post. In his March 31 episode of “Last Week Tonight” ...

Safety Check: Dwindling audit numbers raise red flags

Last week, the Toronto Star reported that safety audits of temporary staffing agencies by Ontario’s workers’ compensation board fell by 80% in 2018 from 2016. According to documents ...

SIA 40 under 40: Sexist and arbitrary? Or a look in the mirror?

The editorial team at Staffing Industry Review last week received a letter expressing outrage at the underrepresentation of women on our 40 Under 40 list. Indeed, we agree the number ...

Out of this world: When lofty requirements drive the talent away

When I was fresh out of college looking for my first job, I had an odd experience with one potential employer. The job description listed several computer programs I’d never heard ...

Why Your Suppliers Walked Away

Have you ever lost a valued provider or failed to add one to your list? Have you wondered why? The fact is, just as staffing buyers evaluate their supplier lists periodically, staffing ...
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