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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.

Ongoing remote work policies: Pros and cons

|October 21st, 2020|

The rise in remote work is the biggest economic legacy of Covid-19. Not only did it force the adoption of this trend but organizations recognized that such policies could work not just for employees but contingents as well. Here are some benefits and challenges.

Crafting diversity initiatives? Tap legal before moving forward

|October 14th, 2020|

Wells Fargo and Microsoft’s diversity hiring plans prompt letters from the Labor Department’s stating their actions could, in fact, be discriminatory. Setting quotas or specific numbers runs afoul of federal affirmative action laws.

Spending on temporary staffing shrinks this year but is forecast to grow in 2021

|September 30th, 2020|

Companies’ spend on contingent labor — through temporary staffing, direct hire and retained search firms — will shrink 17% this year compared to last, though next year looks stronger.
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Covid-19: ‘A catalyst for change’ — CWS Summit

|September 23rd, 2020|

The pandemic this year forced the workforce solutions ecosystem to rapidly adapt to unprecedented disruptions. SIA’s Jo Matkin shared her insights into changes programs have seen.
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Covid pushes CW programs forward; Summit continues today

|September 16th, 2020|

In her CWS Summit keynote, SIA Global Workforce Solutions Research Director Jo Matkin addressed how the workforce solutions ecosystem has adapted to this year’s unprecedented changes and how the disruptions have influenced workforce programs.
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H-1B visa regulation sent to White House

|September 9th, 2020|

A long-anticipated H-1B visa regulation is sent for final review but vulnerable to legal challenge if enacted; A judge partially blocks the president's June ban on foreign workers.
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Beer brand Sam Adams may share liability in temp’s discrimination suit

|September 9th, 2020|

Sam Adams must face temp worker’s racial discrimination lawsuit after judge finds potential for the company to share liability with its staffing provider.
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SEC to require more human capital disclosures, but details unclear

|September 2nd, 2020|

A final rule from the US Securities and Exchange Commission changes the way workforce information is reported by public companies, including under what circumstances contingent workers need to be disclosed.
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The H-1B denial rate remains higher than in prior years

|September 2nd, 2020|

H-1B visa denials for initial employment jump to 29% from 6% under the Trump administration, according to research released by the National Foundation for American Policy, a nonpartisan research organization.
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Onboarding contingents: Start off on the right foot

|August 19th, 2020|

A well-designed onboarding process plays an important part in bolstering your employer brand for contingent workers as well as your permanent staff. Here are some tips.
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