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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.

A look into the crystal ball: CW trends for 2020

|February 12th, 2020|

Here are some top trends that SIA expects could impact the industry and your CW program in 2020.

The Conference Board think tank calls for reforms to H-1B visa process, immigration policies

|February 12th, 2020|

CED policy brief recommends immigration policy reforms to increase global competitiveness and boost the US workforce.

SOW in your program’s future? Prep is key

|February 5th, 2020|

If handled correctly, incorporating statement-of-work management into your CW program can bring significant benefits, including managing costs and risk. But proper planning is critical.
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Folding SOW into the CW program: Beyond rogue spend

|January 29th, 2020|

From efficiency to visibility, incorporating statement of work has great benefits to the program. Here are some organizational drivers that are pushing programs to incorporate SOW.
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Today’s MSP: Ruling the buoyant small, midsize market

|January 22nd, 2020|

Growth in the MSP market — representing $141 billion of spend under management in 2018 — slowed to an estimated 8% compared to 12% in 2017, according to SIA research. Despite the slowdown, interest in MSP remains.
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Total talent shift: HR, procurement come together to accommodate talent preferences

|January 15th, 2020|

As workers take part in multiple sourcing channels — including using staffing firms as well as online platforms — some CW programs are embracing a cross-functional approach to talent acquisition.
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Total talent continuum: Understand and leverage all its parts

|January 8th, 2020|

Talent shortages, combined with workers’ increasing appetite for less traditional ways of working, are prompting organizations to think more holistically about how they source, develop and retain talent — contingents, employees and even robots.
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CW trends that will continue to impact your program, part 2

|January 2nd, 2020|

In our last issue, we highlighted six trends that have taken CW programs to new heights. Here are five more.
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Trending in 2019: Developments that will impact your CW program

|December 18th, 2019|

2019 was a year of a host of developments, from chatbots to the California IC status test to talent pools. Here are a few trends that have taken CW programs to new realms.
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The supplier business review: Hello quality, goodbye quarterly

|December 11th, 2019|

With performance data more readily accessible and frequently updated than it used to be, it’s time to reevaluate the structure and perhaps even the frequency of your business review meetings.
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