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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.

Global RPO market falls 7% in 2020 but rebound on tap

|August 25th, 2021|

The global recruitment process outsourcing market declined in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the market will surpass pre-pandemic levels this year, according to a new report from SIA.
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NLRB general counsel’s memo provides roadmap for different direction

|August 17th, 2021|

NLRB’s new general counsel issued a memo plotting a revised ‘roadmap.’ It signals a rapidly changing ideology and significant changes to labor law precedent in cases involving employee status, handbook policies and more.
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Opponents of Massachusetts IC ballot initiative ask AG to rule proposal unconstitutional

|August 17th, 2021|

Opponents of a ballot initiative similar to California’s Proposition 22 asked the Massachusetts attorney general to declare the proposal unconstitutional.
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Contingent workforce manager: From postscript to key strategic partner — part 2

|August 11th, 2021|

The workforce ecosystem has evolved to include much more than simply temporary staffing and permanent placement services. From tools and technologies to a seat at the table, a look at what’s changed for program owners.
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Uber and Lyft look for Prop 22 repeat in Massachusetts

|August 11th, 2021|

A coalition of gig economy companies — including Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and DoorDash Inc. — filed a ballot initiative proposal that would grant new benefits for app-based rideshare and delivery drivers in the commonwealth but allow them to maintain their status as independent contractors.
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OSHA cites buyer and staffing firm over coronavirus hazards

|August 11th, 2021|

A New Jersey medical facility and its temporary staffing provider failed to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus earlier this year, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation has found.
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Contingent workforce manager: From postscript to key strategic partner

|July 28th, 2021|

The role of contingent workforce manager has evolved from an afterthought to a key strategic partner. Read how it happened.
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Repeal of Trump-era joint employer rule nears as White House concludes review

|July 21st, 2021|

The White House last week cleared the way for a repeal of the Trump administration’s standard for joint employment that many considered more business friendly.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Second chancers: An answer to the talent shortage, part 2

|June 30th, 2021|

How some organizations are opening doors for people with nonviolent criminal backgrounds and in the process tapping into a vast talent source that is often more committed than other workers.
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