Sales is predicated on persuasion—whether we’re pitching our services to MSPs or clients, making a case to investors, recruiting talent to our programs, and everything else under the sun. So what’s the secret that unleashes our power of persuasion? Storytelling.
Despite the constant focus on IT, industrial positions in manufacturing, construction, energy, and health continue to grow. It’s actually a great time to forget all the sexy tech for a minute and consider the need for industrial staffing. But with high turnover and the challenges of sourcing, we also need a strategy.
Business leaders have begun to rediscover the pressing importance of soft skills, cultural alignment, collaboration, mentorship, engagement, and people-centric processes. That’s why many organizations have started to embrace concepts like employee resource groups.
With the closing of 2019, we enter a new decade brimming with transformation, opportunity, and promise. Let’s take a look at some key trends that will influence MSPs and their staffing partners as this next era of work begins to shape our practices and methodologies.
We often forget that Scrooge, who begins as a tyrannical boss in Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol," actually becomes the embodiment of good will and compassion. That's an important lesson in the value of business culture and high morale for this holiday season.
Maintaining an unbroken supply chain has become a critical focus for many companies. Why should staffing be any different, particularly for MSPs? Staffing suppliers form the lifeblood of their programs. So we think it’s a good time to concentrate on how to prepare for the unknown in workforce supply chains.
With mere seconds to capture a candidate’s interest, a fresh, authentic, and engaging career page could be the wow factor you need.
California's AB 5, which aims to reclassify independent contractors as employees, could be hurting the freelancers it claims to help. It may be time to consider new worker classifications such as dependent contractors. And there's a role MSPs can play, too. Let's take a look.
Understanding the nuances of a client’s employment culture is critical to determining its employment brand. It’s how the best recruiters match the right candidates to the right contracts, and how staffing firms command a firmer grasp of talent retention.
Facebook algorithms promoted false threats of drivers in white vans, which went viral. Every industry is consumed by big data, automated algorithms, and prevalent information. But the persistent issue has little to do with amassing information—it’s about how we interpret and respond to it.
AI in recruiting has focused on automating high-volume tasks such as candidate screening. But is AI accurate? How objectively does it screen? Does it eliminate the biases that may exist in human sourcers? The recent investigation into HireVue exposes the pitfalls staffing leaders could encounter by placing too much blind faith in the nascent technology.
Wishing our partners and employees a very special Thanksgiving. Our success would not be possible without your support, passion, and commitment. From everyone at Oloop Tech, we wish you a wonderful celebration of gratitude and unity.
Companies have made efforts to bolster diversity. But what about the visually and hearing impaired? These individuals aren’t new to the diversity scene. But are they being properly included? The lack of attention that tech companies have paid to Section 508 accommodations brings up a lot of lingering questions.
As a result of current political rhetoric and actions, foreign students have essentially stopped enrolling in U.S. universities. And that’s costing the economy billions, not to mention strengthening the chokehold that already exists on access to candidates with in-demand skills. Is this truly a solution or the gateway to new problems?
Regulators have been trying to keep pace with transformations in the economy and employment. Now, the SEC seeks new workforce reporting rules for publicly traded companies. How will that impact hiring and staffing? Let's take a look.
Extracting more and more data without the proper protections has created a new bonanza for hackers and cyber saboteurs. That’s why contingent workforce leaders should include data ethics into their strategies for 2020.
While many people want to thank our military members for their service, a more profound way to express our gratitude is to help these brave men and women transition back into civilian life. And that often begins with finding them meaningful, rewarding work.
A small battle between Krispy Kreme and a man reselling their doughnuts ended in a display of savvy business practices and emotional intelligence (EQ). The story provides a compelling allegory for collaboration in the staffing industry between clients, MSPs, and their staffing partners.
Millennials aren't really much different than their elders. What’s changed are their motives. Organizations that can make the future brighter for millennials and Gen Zs stand to have the brightest futures themselves. And this where contingent workforce providers and MSPs can reap the benefits.
Given all the questions about freelancers and independent contractors are affected by California's AB-5. many are wondering how the bill will impact the economy -- and how staffing providers can help ease the burdens.
Modern recruiting has shifted to embrace a more marketing-centric, business development approach. That's why building a personal recruitment brand is more important than ever.
More and more jobs are being lost to automation across industries and geographies. We discuss how businesses can contribute to enhanced social safety needs to promote a more innovative and inclusive society.
Predictive analytics is a must for any forward looking organization. We discuss how innovative staffing suppliers can bring similar proactive approaches to attrition and backfilling.
SOWs are often a point of contention between MSPs and Staffing Suppliers. We take a look at how true SOW suppliers can partner with MSPs to deliver superior value and services to clients.
Talent acquisition and HR professionals have been so focused on improving the candidate and employee experience over the last few years that some onboarding programs have lost focus on truly equipping new hires for their roles.
We discuss the ramifications of Google deciding to shut down its ATS platform in this post.
Blockchain is slowly finding its way into workforce solutions and has the potential to transform the staffing industry. We take a look at some recent developments in this space.
KPIs are evolving from being static indicators of past actions into predictive indicators of performance. We take a look at how contingent workforce practitioners can design smart KPIs for the future of work.
Staffing suppliers can work closely with MSP program managers to reduce worker turnover. We discuss various strategies on how to achieve this.
Changing toxic work cultures is possible through commitment to diversity and inclusive practices. We take a look at the recent scandals in the video games industry and measures HR professionals can implement to foster an inclusive work culture.
We discuss how staffing firms can assist organizations with business continuity during work stoppages
California's AB5 bill can dramatically change the gig economy. We discuss how staffing firms can be a bridge between freelance work and full time employment.
Given the recent economic distress signs, we discuss the role staffing firms can play during a recession to help hiring organizations.
We go beyond the news headlines and take a look at the effects of the immigrant workforce in the US.
California could be the first US state to enact a privacy law similar to GDPR. We explore the ramifications such a law will have on hiring organizations.
We examine the recent political focus on freelancers and what staffing firms can do to improve the gig economy.
With an increasing trend of viewing staffing as a commodity, we discuss how niche talent providers can add value to high-volume MSP and CW programs.
Learning how to talk to candidates better can drastically improve quality of hires. We take a look at some strategies from a master journalist.
A brief guide to how to gain better visibility into Contingent Workforce programs and select the best VMS solution for your business
We discuss a few important skills and traits data scientists should be cognizant of to be successful in their careers.
We delve into how hiring organizations can provide accommodations for disabled workers and build a more inclusive workplace.
We take a look at the trends driving the “consumerization of procurement” in the contingent workforce space.
Let's discuss how staffing suppliers can be strategic partners in no-contact MSP programs with a bit of psychology, dance, and David Bowie!
We explore the hidden unemployment gap and how a Federal job guarantee program might play out with hiring organizations.
We propose a new metric to gauge worker quality and effectiveness of contingent workers based on exciting new data from the BLS.
We take a look at how contingent workforce buyers and staffing firms can move beyond token diversity initiatives to building vibrant, multicultural, multigenerational, holistic, and representative workforces.
We dive into essential program management principles that can foster and drive engagement amongst stakeholders in contingent workforce programs.
Let's explore some best practices for MSPs and staffing suppliers to mitigate risk in high hazard programs
Let's explore strategies MSPs can use to bolster stakeholder engagement in their programs
We discuss a few best practices to include on-demand workers into your larger workforce and achieve your desired business outcomes.
The transition from an individual contributor to a managerial role is full of pitfalls. We go over a few things for you to keep in mind to make the transition less painful and a positive step in your career.
Find out how one of the keys to improving retention lies with empowering your employees effectively.
A few suggestions to survive and thrive at Dreamforce 2018!
We provide some tips on how small and medium organizations can effectively compete for talent against the Amazons and Googles of their industry.
Talent management is now critical to business growth. This post outlines various strategies that companies can use to attract and retain talent in today's competitive labor market.
Knowing how to attract passive candidates is essential to recruiting top candidates in today's tough job market
In this post, we take a look at the skill sets needed for GST implementation, recommend a few organizational-level actions, and outline the roles IT and HR departments can have in GST implementations.
We take a look at some of the procedures and policies that are a part of jobs that require security clearance.
We provide a high level overview of the ongoing technological impacts on HR departments
A short primer on how social media use has affected the present American work culture
Keep these tips in mind before you take your next phone interview!
We document the challenges faced by job seekers over the age of 50 in this two part blog post series
We document the challenges faced by job seekers over the age of 50 in this two part blog post series