Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The Gap Narrows but Buyers Still Don’t Get ACA Costs

Staffing firms and buyers of staffing still don’t agree on who is going to pay for ACA costs — or how much.

As the results of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Buyer Survey indicate, buyers expect to pay $1.00 per temp hour for ACA compliance. In other words, they expect their billing rates to go up by a median of $1.00 an hour. Last year when SIA asked suppliers how much they think they bill... More

How Star Recruiters Hunt (Hint: It’s in the Search)

Tune out the white noise that is around the different sources of recruiting available. Forget about niche job boards.  Forget about job fairs. Even job ads only work if you do it right. How you do your searches is what’s critical declare experts. In fact, if you do your searches well, you don’t need anything but LinkedIn and the big job boards. This was one of the key takeaways at the panel... More

It’s a New World: Margins Stable

Congratulations. Buyers of staffing services pat yourselves on the back. You have won.  Margins have declined significantly over the last decade, thanks to VMS. The penetration/adoption of the tool by large companies has lowered margins and created an efficient market place. However, for those of you who have been used to seeing declining margins, please hit the reset button.

The days of putting... More

Your Biggest Missed Opportunity?

If you were to ask your employees to name the top “missed opportunity” at their staffing firm, there’s a good chance that the answer from both management and other staff would be training.

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts survey asked internal employees this very question. Granted, it was an open ended question and answers did vary widely. What was interesting though was that training was the... More