Last week we hit the road and headed down to the Tar Heel State for the American Staffing Association’s newly rebranded Staffing Connect East. Staffing Connect is ASA’s regional conference where agencies and staffing experts can come together at a smaller, more focused event to discuss staffing benchmarks, growth strategies, and industry best practices. Here are our 5 key takeaways from the sessions at Staffing Connect East this year.
Experiential agencies will soon be busy selecting their staffing partners for the upcoming summer season. Some agencies will go with who they know, while others will be doing their due diligence to find the right partner and help ensure that at summer’s end their awesome clients are still with them.
Here are the top things your team should look for and do when identifying the right staffing partner for your agency and client:
If you attended this year’s SXSW Festival, chances are that you saw or interacted with some really outstanding brand and film curated experiences. That in itself may not be unexpected for a festival of this size or importance, but what was most energizing was the level of sophistication, creativity, and interactivity applied to them by brands both big and small.
Every decision we make today will impact tomorrow. We each have the ability to impact our culture to become a gender-balanced society. At Shiftgig, we focus on diversity and inclusion every day, but March is special to us as it’s Women’s History month, with International Women’s Day on March 8. This years campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter; helping drive a balanced workforce and society.
The gig economy is here to stay, and it’s changing the way people work. No longer confined to freelancers and independent contractors offering services for hire, gig workers now include talented full-time employees looking for extra income, retirees looking for meaningful experiences, stay-at-home parents wanting to add to their family’s finances, as well as workers who use gigging as their main income source.
We’re so excited to be heading down to Austin, Texas for Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum North America, held from February 25th-28th. This one-of-a-kind annual event brings together executives from companies of all sizes in the staffing and workforce solution industries. This year the theme of the Executive Forum is Breakthrough Leadership and promises innovative discussions with like-minded professionals from all over the country. Here’s what we’re most excited for:
This week we sponsored a webinar hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts, “How Marketplace Technology Can Help You Engage the Next Generation of Workers.” Our CEO Rick Bowman led the conversation and was joined by CEO and Co-Founder of EZgig, Lyle Hanna, and SIA Research Manager, David Francis.
Next week we’re heading down to Miami for VMSA Live + The Summit 2019, which takes place at 1 Hotel South Beach from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31. VMSA Live is a one-day annual conference that brings together experts in the contingent workforce supply chain. That means everyone from Enterprise organizations, suppliers of contingent labor, great technology companies, and more! We’re looking forward to three days of innovative sessions, great conversation, and a little fun. Here’s what we’re most excited for: