Tag: staffing industry

What is The “War for Talent”?

by wpengine on October 21, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


The phrase “war for talent” has been used extensively lately in the staffing industry—what does it mean and how does it affect both employers and employees? Well, for starters, this concept illustrates the shift from the employer to the contingent worker. In the past, staffing industries used to hard sell their services to buyers and […]

5 Staffing Industry Myths Debunked

by wpengine on September 23, 2014 in Workforce


Employers and job seekers alike sometimes shy away from using staffing agencies based off pre-conceived notions and false information. Using a staffing company to find your next job or to hire your next employee can be a rewarding experience that saves both time and money. We gathered up five of the most common myths about […]

IT Skill Sets Top Hard-to-fill Recruiting Challenges

by wpengine on July 8, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


What skill sets are you having the most difficulty recruiting? Staffing Industry Analysts conducted a survey to find out and discovered that IT tops the list for hard-to-fill recruiting challenges. This comes as no surprise to our resident IT staffing guru, Zach Werde. Here’s what SIA found: “Across all occupational categories, the skills most-frequently cited […]

What is the Contingent Workforce?

by wpengine on June 10, 2014 in News, Staffing, Workforce


US temp jobs rise in May, yet again. Each month, the number of temporary professionals in the workforce has been increasing and reaching new all-time highs. When the BLS released the employment numbers last week, they reported an increase that brings the total temporary workers to almost 2.9 million. As temps continue to break records, […]

Why Your Employees Jump Ship

by wpengine on March 20, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Our last blog discussed how employee referrals are the top source of bringing new people into organizations… but what is it that drives employees to leave? Well, while giving cash bonuses for employee referrals is suggested for bringing people on board, money is not the top reason people leave. Surprised? Wondering what it could be? […]

Rethink Rewarding Referrals

by wpengine on March 10, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Does your company offer a referral bonus for employees that recommend friends from their network for internal postings? For those of you that answered Yes – how do your bonuses stack up? Did you say No? I have some numbers for you that may have you rethinking rewarding referrals. I’ll start with this – Employee […]

Trends of the Contingent Workforce Talent Seminar

by wpengine on March 3, 2014 in News


Last Thursday, we held our second Outside-In® Talent Seminar of 2014, Trends of the Contingent Workforce. Business professionals and knowledge-seeking individuals joined us at Newark’s own Klondike Kate’s for some hand shaking, a hot breakfast, and a very illuminating discussion. Founder and CEO of the Outside-In® Companies, Chris Burkhard, led the conference on the realities […]

Lifetime Employment Died Yesterday at 4:22 AM

by wpengine on January 14, 2014 in Workforce


Please note: This blog is meant to be a parody. Yesterday, Life Time Employment officially passed away. Last seen Life Time Employment, better known as an organization playing a parental role to employees from the start of their career to retirement, was on life support but resting comfortably at your local area hospital. But leading […]

2014 Contingent Workforce Trend Alert: Outside-In® Companies Radio Interview

by wpengine on January 9, 2014 in News


Chris Barton of the Outside-In® Companies was featured on the WDEL afternoon news on New Years Eve to discuss trends for jobs and the economy in 2014 with host Allan Loudell. Watch this video to listen to a recording of his radio spot and hear more about the contingent workforce trend for 2014. [iframe width=”560″ […]

2014 Staffing and Workforce Trends

by wpengine on December 31, 2013 in News


As a workforce and work place expert, we’d like to share our view of the 2014 workforce. After reviewing the numbers and statistics from 2013, here are 8 staffing trends to look out for in 2014. In November of 2013 the economy had more temporary jobs than any month but April of 2000. The number […]