Does your staffing firm really exist?

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 ...

Three Lessons From 22 Years in Staffing

In many ways, the staffing industry looks quite different than it did when I founded Solving IT in 1992. It’s not too often you pause to think about how this industry has evolved. ...

Opening a Staffing Branch Office

Company expansions are exciting, but it doesn’t mean that the process is simple. Creating an IT staffing branch office in particular is a complicated, thoughtful process. There is ...

Changes to Fixed-Term Contracts in the Netherlands

As a result of the Dutch Senate’s adoption of the Work and Security Act last month, there are to be significant changes to the way in which fixed-term contracts are managed in ...
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Jump to the Next Curve 2: Create Your Own Online Staffing Business

This is the part 2 of my Jump to the Next Curve series. You can find part 1 here. Anyone who has ever worked in the temporary staffing industry understands how to maneuver through ...
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We All Must Make Contingent Workers Feel Welcome

The need to understand, utilize and engage the contingent workforce is becoming more and more important to staffing agency and organizational success. Contract and temporary workers ...

The Rule of Threes

I’ve been in the staffing industry for several years and almost every month I come into contact with a colleague that feels like they’re doing everything correctly but aren’t ...

To Work or Not to Work. That Is the question

If Shakespeare were alive today, in our 21st century smartphone world, that might be the focus of his famous soliloquy in “Hamlet.” Years ago, when you left the office, it meant ...

Employee Turnover as a KPI: Are You Getting the Whole Truth?

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a major component of any MSP engagement, and most companies rely heavily on their KPIs to determine whether their MSP program is achieving the ...

Contract Staffing Growth Results In New Blended Workforce Model

There has been a lot of talk about the growth of contract staffing in the wake of the recession.  The staffing industry was responsible for 763,000 of the jobs created in the first ...
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