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Nobody has to explain the importance of the Internet to staffing firms, or how technology has influenced the way we organize and make our workforce more efficient—the effects of job boards, big data, hiring platforms and other Internet and software services has transformed the staffing industry.
But there are also more subdued trends in staffing and recruiting, which can change from quarter to quarter and may not be as easily noticeable to industry newbies or those who may have fallen in a hiring rut.
Greater levels of movement in the workforce—people leaving old jobs and taking new jobs, or churn—are a good indicator of how confidently an economy is acting. The 2015 economy is still working to recover, but more growth in high-paying jobs (especially non-desk occupations) is good news for the workforce and gives workers more options and opportunities. Many of the fast-growing non-desk jobs do not require a four-year degree or higher, and several offer workers a direct path to the middle class in a variety of industries.
An interview with Andrea Edwards, vice president of marketing and communication at Staffmark
Resumes used to come on paper that had been through a typewriter. Then there were job boards. And now?
In the past 20 years, staffing firms have undergone drastic changes to keep up with technology and the evolving workforce—and it hasn’t been easy. In an interview with Andrea Edwards, vice president of marketing and communication at Staffmark, CareerBuilder asked the secret to client satisfaction (something they have recently been awarded for), how to work for both clients and candidates, and what technology has been crucial to keeping up with the competition.
I have had women tell me what to do for my entire life. In a way, this starts with my Mom.
My Mom is the toughest business person I know.
I was raised by a single mother who also decided to run a “staffing” company called HRU Technical Resources, the company I run now. My grandmother was my mother’s primary investor to get her off the ground.
Throughout my lengthy career as a consultant, analyst, thought leader, and independent voice in the HR technology industry, I have been asked quite often why I think there aren’t more women and minority HR professionals in key HR leadership roles.
The simple answer is that there aren’t many women and minorities in key HR leadership roles because there aren’t many women and minorities in senior leadership roles anywhere.
People pay attention when you’re paving the way in staffing and recruiting. It’s an industry that works hard to keep everybody happy and rarely receives due credit—especially for putting together all-star teams that affect bottom lines. Despite the tall order—or, rather, because of it—clients and talent recognize who is leading the future of staffing.
Inavero’s Best of Staffing Award recognizes staffing agencies in the U.S.
As a dedicated staffing industry professional, you may have set goals for 2015 — but have you considered how some of the recent developments within the industry may affect them? By being aware of this year's biggest staffing trends and resolving to do something about them, you’ll add value back to your business and truly make a name for your firm as 2015 gets into full gear.
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