Human Capital


Jun

04

2013

HR’s Growing Toolbox for Executive Staffing

The recovery from this past recession is producing temporary jobs faster than any other recession. Temporary workers make up 19% of all new jobs according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2013. The average company’s temporary workforce has now surpassed 25% of their total labor pool and over the next 10 years, over 62% of companies will increase their use of what is...

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Apr

30

2013

Get the Facts. Is the Temporary Workforce Here To Stay?

The job market has definitely changed from what prevailed throughout the 20th century. The trends we are now seeing is that there is a lack of job security and loyalty among companies and employees. Employees who have full time positions no longer expect to indefinitely keep those positions.  Here are some facts and stats to consider: According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average...

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Apr

26

2013

The Company Culture Can Makeor Break a Company

Contributed by Lisa Gallagher The fuss about “Company Culture”:  Besides impacting the bottom line; the company culture drives the firm’s ability to attract the market’s best talent.  Take Zappos, for example, where employee attrition is an industry low of 5% and 75% of Zappos customers buy from them again.  Every great leader knows that getting the right people on the bus and retaining them is...

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Mar

19

2013

How Mid-Market Companies Can Develop High-Performers

Contributed by Robert Sher For the last 12 years, Gallup polls consistently indicate that more than two-thirds of employees at U.S. companies are not motivated to be productive. They are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged.” Even more important, companies with high “employee engagement” financially outperform those with low engagement. Clearly, low morale is widespread – and costly.  But how does this apply to middle-market...

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Feb

25

2013

What Your Competitors Know About the Changing Role of the Contingent Workforce

In a recent article in the Staffing Industry Analyst, the writer talked about how companies are transitioning from being operational about their contingent workforce to becoming more strategic.  Management of contingent workforces used to be more operational or tactical meaning they were mostly used in crisis or reactive mode.  Examples of this are filling a position on a temporary basis when an employee leaves until...

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Nov

26

2012

What Characteristics should CEOs Value Most in their Direct Reports?

While there are many characteristics that CEOs value in their direct reports, during tough economic times these are the five that we believe are on the top of the list. Reliability – I can always count on them to get the job done, no matter how long it takes or what resources they need to secure.  They always keep their word. They earn the trust...

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Oct

17

2012

Sparking Innovation with a Temporary Infusion of Specialized Executive Talent

The oft-repeated line, “Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation” is usually attributed to the late, great Peter Drucker. Whether he or Czech author Milan Kundera said it first, Drucker amplified it in such a way that should make every CEO sit up and take notice: “Marketing and innovation produce results. All the rest are costs.” The truth of this should ignite a...

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Aug

01

2012

Is the IRS Making You Paranoid about using Contingent Workforces?

Are today’s laws scaring you from using temporary workers and independent contractors?  The laws in every state are getting stronger but it does not have to keep you from reaping the benefits of using these types of workers if you have a contingent workforce strategy in place.  These benefits include maximizing flexibility, accessing key skills and bringing in outside perspective. The other day, I was...

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Jul

11

2012

Helping Lame Ducks Fly with Executive Level Temps

According to the Director of Research for PitchBook, the inventory of U.S. based, PE-backed companies has ballooned from 415 companies in 2000 to the current level of 6,238.  Basically all of these companies are for sale, looking to grow or in need of some help. In addition PitchBook’s recently published their Overhang and Fund Cashflow Report showing that PE firms still had more than $430...

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Jun

25

2012

“Just-In-Time-Executives” for Uncertain Times

While speaking recently with the CFO of a Fortune 500 company, it became clear that the need for just-in-time-executives is everywhere no matter the size of the company. Temporary executives are a great solution to fill the part-time need or full time gaps. Since we can’t predict the future and as unstable as the economic and political environment continues to be, it helps to have...

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