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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.

Vaccine mandates: Supreme Court hears arguments but safety still a big issue

|January 12th, 2022|

The US Supreme Court on Friday heard oral arguments, but whatever its decision, employers and contingent workforce managers must still be ready to protect workers.
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Reviewing your suppliers? SIA list of largest staffing firms can help

|January 5th, 2022|

If the new year brings supplier pipeline reviews, an SIA report of the largest staffing firms in the US is a good starting point when exploring options.
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Vaccine modules: Tech options to manage your program

|December 15th, 2021|

While the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate is currently held up by legal challenges, organizations should still prepare and continue implementing mandate plans. A report outlines tools to help you do that.
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Bill rates, new orders up: Suppliers note trends that impact you in SIA report

|December 8th, 2021|

Bill rates have been trending upward, according to a bimonthly report from SIA, but other factors indicate the tight labor market may be loosening. Keep a pulse on your suppliers.
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Work visa roundup: Engaging H-2B foreign workers

|December 1st, 2021|

DOL rules Covid-related labor shortages not a qualifier for H-2Bs; Igloo resolves immigration-related discrimination claims; seafood processor sentenced for visa fraud.
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Easing the talent crisis? Work visa spouses gain automatic authorization

|November 17th, 2021|

The Biden administration and immigration attorneys reached a settlement that allows spouses of some foreign workers in the US to automatically get work permits or extensions.
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Buyers expect to consolidate supplier pools, increase contingent share

|November 10th, 2021|

Diversity supplier programs and supplier consolidation rank as top workforce strategies in 2021 while contingents comprise 20% of workforce, according to a report from SIA.
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Onboarding done right helps win war for talent

|November 3rd, 2021|

Onboarding sets the tone for the entire worker experience, and buyer organizations pay a price if it goes badly. So, it’s important to take a vested interest in the process.
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Covid vaccine mandate nears completion

|October 27th, 2021|

As the Biden administration finalizes its approach to the president’s vaccine mandate for business, here are steps companies should be taking now to prepare for compliance.
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Ontario looks to license temp help agencies, potential penalties for staffing buyers

|October 27th, 2021|

Ontario aims to crack down on bad actors with the introduction of legislation that would require licenses for temp staffing firms and recruiters and penalties for companies that use unlicensed firms.
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