Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is an associate editor for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Workforce Strategies for a New Tomorrow: CWS Summit Europe is next week

|April 14th, 2021|

Following a year of constant change, workforce specialists and futurists have their own ideas of what the future of work looks like, and they share their views next week during the virtual CWS Summit Europe 2021.
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Vaccines: Whose choice is it?

|April 7th, 2021|

As the vaccine rollout continues and definitive guidance is still pending, there are a few things to consider when developing return-to-workplace vaccine policies, including mandating vaccinations.
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Apprenticeships: A source for your contingent talent pipeline

|March 24th, 2021|

An often-overlooked path to increasing the flow of long-term, trained talent into a company is one of the oldest methods around: apprenticeships. And the government is looking to fund programs supporting them.
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The DE&I priority

|February 24th, 2021|

Bringing diverse workers into your CW program can help set strategic, measurable and realistic goals that align with the employee population.
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Outplacement services helps your brand and temps

|February 10th, 2021|

Many businesses must reduce their workforces in the wake of Covid-19. Offering outplacement services to workers, including contingents, offers a smoother transition for them and brand protection for the organization.

Trends to watch in 2021 part 2

|February 3rd, 2021|

Last week’s issue covered trends SIA’s advisory team expects will affect your contingent workforce program this year. Here are more.
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Six trends to watch in 2021

|January 27th, 2021|

As organizations evolve and adapt to the new environment imposed by the pandemic, SIA’s CWS Council team discusses six trends that could impact your program and the industry this year. 

Covid policies: Should programs require contingents get vaccinated?

|January 20th, 2021|

As the vaccination rollout for Covid-19 continues across the United States, contingent workforce program managers are paying close attention to the legal as well as the moral and ethical aspects of any vaccination policies they might develop.

New H-1B rule interpretation places more responsibilities on staffing buyers

|January 20th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced that “secondary employers” of H-1B workers — which it considers the end-users to be — must file a Labor Condition Application and H-1B petition.

MSPs expand strategies, target markets for the post-Covid CW program

|January 6th, 2021|

Accelerated by technological advancement and the global shift to remote work amid the pandemic, today’s managed service programs now enable faster adoption of new processes, sourcing strategies and technologies.