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Staffing Industry Recovery June 2024: An Overview In June 2024, the staffing industry displayed promising signs of recovery, marking a potential turning point after months of economic challenges. The American Staffing Association (ASA) reported that staffing employment improved during the week of June 10-16, with the ASA Staffing Index increasing by 0.9% to reach a value of 90 for the first time in nine weeks. While the industry is still 10.0% below the same period last year, this slight uptick suggests a gradual stabilization. Contributing Factors to the Rise: Several factors have contributed to this rise in staffing employment: Economic ...
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Hello Baltimore Cohorts! I have a former employee who moved to the Baltimore area and has asked me for recommendations for a reputable staffing agency in that area. She needs part-time work from home IT/Help Desk. She is a dedicated worker! We had great feedback on her from our clients. Any suggestions welcome! Thanks! Tyia Patnaude, CSP Preference Employment Solutions
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the workplace, offering immense potential to enhance efficiency, decision-making, and innovation. However, as AI becomes increasingly integrated into various business processes, addressing the associated risks and ethical considerations is crucial. In response, the Biden administration has introduced a series of comprehensive guidelines to regulate AI usage in workplaces, aiming to protect workers, ensure ethical development, and promote transparency. For staffing firms, understanding and implementing these guidelines is essential to navigate the evolving AI landscape effectively. Key Developments in AI ...
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For decades, non-compete agreements have been a cornerstone of the employment landscape. These contracts are crafted between the employee and employer and bar the employees from working for competitors for a certain period after leaving the company. The reasons for non-competes are to protect employer confidential information or trade secrets and to prevent valuable employees from leaving to compete directly with other businesses. The authorities, particularly staffing firms, have mostly depended on restrictive non-compete clauses to ensure stability among their placements. These clauses are intended to prevent skilled workers from engaging with and then ...
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The global Artificial intelligence (AI) recruitment market, valued at $630 million in 2022 , is on a remarkable growth trajectory, projected to reach over $830 million by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.89%. This surge is fueled by the staffing industry's increasing adoption of AI tools to revolutionize hiring practices. Employers leverage these tools to source, screen, and evaluate job candidates at scale, significantly enhancing efficiency and reducing biases inherent in manual processes. Despite the impressive capabilities of AI and its proven return on investment, the penetration of AI in the recruitment market remains surprisingly ...
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It’s not rocket science. Employees who put in the work get the best results. In the staffing industry in particular, there’s a direct link between recruiter productivity and revenue growth - the more work put in, the better the outcome. But how can you nurture and track those contributions to deliver even more growth? An Employee Productivity Monitoring (EPM) solution is a great place to start. Staffing firms often struggle to track performance as they don’t have a clear line of sight into their team’s daily activities - they may have reams of valuable data but no easy way to analyze it. While other industries rely on leading indicators , recruiters ...
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As the recruitment industry continues to evolve, staffing firms are increasingly turning to AI and automated texting tools to reach candidates faster and more efficiently. While these tools can certainly be a valuable resource, there is a risk of overusing texting and damaging the candidate experience. In this post, we'll discuss best practices for avoiding the overuse of texting in recruitment and provide insights on how staffing firms can balance efficiency with respect for candidates. Best Practices for Using Automated Texting in Recruitment Define a clear objective for texting Before implementing any texting campaign, define your goals ...
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Have You Looked Everywhere to Find Talent? With a stong June jobs report and unemployment holding steady at a low 3.6%, how do we find skilled workers in this battle for talent? A successful recruiting strategy starts with acknowledging that you won’t solve your current hiring challenges by applying the solutions of the past. This is the time to revisit underlying assumptions, stress-testing them one by one. Most companies compete for the same narrow set of candidates, but you can gain an edge by hunting for talent where others are not. What are the less common sources of talent? New college grads Every year scores of new college grads hit the streets ...
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Does Remote Work Benefit Everyone? As the battle for talent rages on, skilled workers have the power to select their employer of choice. Companies realize that a successful retention strategy starts with acknowledging that they won’t solve their labor challenges by applying the solutions of the past. In that spirit, most organizations have embraced remote workers in some capacity. Two years into the remote work experience what have we learned, and does this model benefit everyone? There are different pro and con arguments for remote/hybrid working. These center around how different employers perceive remote working and the inherent culture of the organization. ...
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Imagine an instinctive reporting suite that simply “Tells” you what to do next? A suite free of any bias or subjectivity. A revolutionary suite that allows you to predict future results based on “what-if” scenarios… Brilliant right? Well, it’s coming! This blog will divulge a little secret as to which ground-breaking, disruptive recruitment platform, has woven these such reporting tools into its rudimentary fabric. The recruitment industry continues to persist with dated practices to measure business and personal performance. Certainly, the days of input driven metrics such as the number calls, number of CVs submitted, and ratios have long since been superseded? ...
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Are You Focused on Client Loyalty? As the war for talent rages onward, staffing companies have been focused on engaging and retaining internal employees as well as candidate attraction to fulfill client needs. Most staffing companies have not placed an emphasis on client retention because demand has been so strong that they feel there is an endless need. However, we all know that downturns and economic slowdowns are inevitable and cycles happen. We must prepare now to retain our clients before a decline happens. How do we create a customer retention strategy that keeps them engaged and loyal? Let’s explore in a 2-part series how we can build a loyal client ...
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Are You Focused on Client Retention? As the war for talent rages onward, staffing companies have been focused on engaging and retaining internal employees as well as candidate attraction to fulfill client needs. Most staffing companies have not placed an emphasis on client retention because demand has been so strong that they feel there is an endless need. However, we all know that downturns and economic slowdowns are inevitable and cycles happen. We must prepare now to retain our clients before a decline happens. How do we create a customer retention strategy that keeps them engaged and loyal? Let’s explore in a 2-part series how we can build a loyal client ...
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The way that businesses manage workforces has shifted considerably throughout the pandemic. While many of the initial solutions employed were designed around survival, we now see much more of a focus on technology to energize and innovate talent management. From improving the employee experience to achieving greater diversity in the workforce, boosting retention and pushing up productivity, talent engagement technologies have a lot to offer where the workforce of the future is concerned. Widespread adoption of cloud technology Of all the talent engagement technologies revolutionizing workforces today, the cloud - and the ancillary technologies it supports ...
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Employee experience and engagement is at the heart of business success today for any organization. These two metrics provide valuable insight into how the business is doing internally and also whether this is creating the output objectives that have been defined for your enterprise. Learning to work with employee experience and engagement can be transformative for any business. Experience and engagement definitions Employee experience is effectively looking at everything that happens during an employee lifecycle from the employee’s perspective. Given that candidates tend to make judgments about employers from the first point of contact, this includes ...
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The pandemic has changed the pressures on talent sourcing and created a whole new set of obstacles to finding the right people and building a resilient workforce. However, with the right strategy it’s possible to make progress in crafting a productive and progressive workforce - these key areas are the foundations from which every reinvention strategy needs to grow. A new approach to finding and hiring Even in challenging times it’s vital that every work force continues to expand and the pandemic has provided some useful new tools to move forward. For example, the success of video interviews has given organizations a more flexible option for the start ...
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On behalf of the ASA board of directors and staff, I would like to personally thank the following volunteers for their contributions of time, expertise, and enthusiasm over the past year. The work of ASA would not be possible without your many contributions. Thank you, Michela Gaviorno Taylor Niti Agrawal, Stage 4 Solutions Inc. Fernando Aguilar, Staff Pro LLC Bob Alcorn, Express Employment Professionals William Alexander, HighView Healthcare Partners LLC Samira Alimohammad, TSC, CSP, Specialist Staffing Solutions Inc. Emma Almond, ManpowerGroup Tracy R. Arthur, CSP, United Talent Alison Ault-Hilk, Volt Information Sciences Frank Auriemma, ...
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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe. Social distancing and staying at home have become the new normal, and life as we kn ew it barely exists! The crisis has put pressure on healthcare service provider s across the globe with medical professionals finding themselves in a race against time to find a cure for COVID-19. We do not know when this crisis will end so we can return to our lives before the pandemic. H ealthcare workers a re at the forefront of the COVID-19 response . However, there is a massive shortage of healthcare workers because of the growing number of people affected by the coronavirus and ...
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We’re sure by now you’ve seen no less than 20 or so emails, hundreds of news articles and perhaps thousands of social posts regarding COVID-19 and how businesses plan to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. While no doubt, many of these commutations are extremely important, lifesaving in some cases, this post is different. Listed below is a collection of learnings and advice that we’ve gathered as a company over the last few weeks that can genuinely help your business embrace the “new normal” and continue doing what we as an industry do best, putting the nation to work. Getting the Most out of Video Do you remember how ...
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Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time at work, so it just isn’t sustainable if any of us hate our jobs; let alone your highly valued employees. Whether it’s unhelpful colleagues, or a pushy manager, when work becomes too stressful it can seriously affect someone’s mental health; potentially forcing them to leave the company. There are lots of reasons why team members can fall out of love with their role. They may have grown tired of the work they’re doing, feel demotivated due to a lack of progression, or even feel lonely as long-term colleagues move on to other organizations. As their employer, you have a duty of care for your staff. So, it’s ...
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Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, and the recent conflict with Iran, the U.S. job market continues to show subtle signs of strength. Indeed, data release d by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in late Decembe r reveal s that unemployment rates dropped in six states; and remained stable in 38 more. What’s more, during November the biggest job increases appeared in Texas (+37,500), Michigan (+24,800), and Virginia (+17,700). At the same, employer confidence is on the rise , after a turbulent start to 2019. A resounding twenty-five states saw growth in the nu mber of jobs added throughout the whole ...
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