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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.

Covid emergency safety rules — prepare now

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor, in response to an executive order from President Biden, took a step toward finalizing an emergency temporary standard for Covid-19 workplace safety.
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Covid-19 fallout: skills mismatch, labor shortages ahead

|May 5th, 2021|

While many workers who left the labor force during the pandemic should return in the near-term, mismatches between workers’ skills and job openings could lead to temporary shortages and stronger wage growth in certain sectors.
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Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs

|May 5th, 2021|

A federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers in California should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, overturning an injunction that stopped the trucking industry from coming under Assembly Bill 5, California’s get-tough law on independent contractor misclassification.
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The future of work is now

|April 21st, 2021|

The pandemic brought tomorrow’s world closer, said SIA’s Peter Reagan during the CWS Summit Europe this week. Here are some ways the pandemic affected the ecosystem and how you can be better prepared.
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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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