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The Benefits and Inequalities of the Remote Work Economy

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Thirty-three percent of Americans are currently not working, while 26% are primarily essential workers still reporting to their place of business. But the majority (42%) of America’s workforce is now working from home, according to a recent interview with Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom.  Bloom’s research highlights the promises and challenges of this widespread shift to remote work during the economic …

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Supreme Court Blocks Discrimination Against LGBT+ Employees

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In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964  — which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex — also protects LGBT+ employees.  The decision stemmed from three different cases in which gay and trans employees sued their respective employers for dismissing them because …

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Hispanic and Black Americans Experiencing Joblessness at Higher Rates

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The unemployment rate was 13.3% in May, an improvement over April’s 14.7%, though 21 million Americans are still without jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Although all major worker groups experienced job loss, rates were notably higher among certain demographics — women, teenagers, Hispanic workers, and black workers: Adult men: 11.6% Adult women: 13.9% Teenagers (ages 16-19): …

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As Business Leaders Fight to Avoid Layoffs, Employees Struggle to Adjust to Remote Work

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More than half of the employers are seeking creative ways to reduce staffing costs in order to delay layoffs, according to a recent survey by talent development accelerator LeadersUp. Just over 20% of employers said they had initiated layoffs and only 10% of employers are actively hiring. To avoid layoffs, surveyed employers reported they are: closing their offices decreasing executive …

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Only 15% of Temporary Workers Without Healthcare Benefits

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According to a report from Staffing Industry Analysts, the state of healthcare coverage for temporary employees in North America has greatly improved since 2014. The report is the result of a survey that respondents completed late last year, detailing their healthcare coverage and other benefits. Healthcare coverage The majority of temporary workers reported that they received healthcare coverage: From an …

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2020 State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report and COVID-19 Pulse Survey

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We’re proud to announce the launch of the fifth annual State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report. This year, we surveyed hundreds of staffing industry professionals to identify what sets fast-growth staffing firms apart from no-growth firms so that we could bring those insights to you. In light of the pandemic, we also reached out to the industry to get …

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Staffing Industry Revenue Expected to Fall by 21% in 2020

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Staffing industry revenue may only reach $119.4 billion this year, a 21% drop from 2019 ($151.8 billion), according to the April 2020 update of the US Staffing Industry Forecast. The prediction accounts for a 43% reduction in place and search and a 17% decline in temporary staffing. These outcomes are part of the report’s base-case forecast, which assumes that the …

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Worried About How COVID-19 Is Affecting Your Staffing Firm? Sign Up for These Webinars [Updated 4/13/2020]

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Check back often — we’ll be updating this list of COVID-19-related webinars regularly as more information is released. There’s a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 — in the stock market, in public spaces, and in our workplaces. Though some questions can’t be answered just yet, many staffing executives are wondering how to best protect their workforce — internal employees and …

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Bullhorn Acquires Herefish to Help Accelerate Automation of Staffing Processes

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BOSTON – JANUARY 8, 2020 – Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that it has acquired Herefish, a provider of automation solutions for staffing firms. As part of Bullhorn’s goal to serve as a trusted partner to staffing businesses, the acquisition of Herefish will help firms accelerate their transformation journey by …

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Introducing Season 2 of The Staffing Show Podcast

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We’re excited to introduce the second season of The Staffing Show podcast, featuring Tim Robbins, Vice President at Monster; Matt Martino, Director of Digital Strategy at Medix; and Tara Sprakel, Chief Marketing Technologist, and Ryan Paulson, CTO at Fusion Medical Staffing. Kicking off our season, we sat down with Mary B. Lucas, Chief Talent Officer at Supplemental Health Care, and …