Does your staffing firm really exist?

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If a tree fell in the woods and no one heard it, would it make a sound?  For generations, tenured professors with nothing better to do have debated that point. The same conundrum ...

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, ...

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 ...

Lead by Giving Your Workforce Options

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Staffing is a tough business. Razor-thin profit margins, fierce competition from all angles, technology changing faster than the speed of light — or so it seems — labor shortages, ...

You have a job, but it’s not permanent

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We all do it – we all refer to workers we employ directly as “permanent.” But if you think about it, regardless of classification, no job really justifies that term. Temporary ...

Does working with a gig economy firm insulate you from co-employment?

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Hint: In many cases co-employment exists instantly, simply as a matter of legal circumstance. And this applies even when your contingent provider operates entirely in the cloud. “Many ...

Measuring Individual Worker Productivity

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Over the years we have seen a lot of focus on supplier margins, not to exceed bill rates, pay rates and many ways of measuring and managing current expenditure and predicting future ...

Beyond Uber & Airbnb: Why the gig economy should matter to you

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We’ve been witnessing a momentous change in the world of work. And it’s more than just the occasional Uber ride or outsourced IT project. The gig economy now has its foot firmly ...

‘Brexit’: What happens now?

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Sticking with the maritime metaphors that have been used by both the British prime minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer as they come to terms with the seismic vote by the UK ...

Upwork Reboots Pricing Model

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After a 15-year plus run with a business model based on a flat, “one size fits all” percent-of-spend fee for work performed through its platform, Upwork, currently the world’s ...
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