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.

Six trends to watch in 2021

|January 27th, 2021|

As organizations evolve and adapt to the new environment imposed by the pandemic, SIA’s CWS Council team discusses six trends that could impact your program and the industry this year. 

Covid policies: Should programs require contingents get vaccinated?

|January 20th, 2021|

As the vaccination rollout for Covid-19 continues across the United States, contingent workforce program managers are paying close attention to the legal as well as the moral and ethical aspects of any vaccination policies they might develop.

New H-1B rule interpretation places more responsibilities on staffing buyers

|January 20th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced that “secondary employers” of H-1B workers — which it considers the end-users to be — must file a Labor Condition Application and H-1B petition.

MSPs expand strategies, target markets for the post-Covid CW program

|January 6th, 2021|

Accelerated by technological advancement and the global shift to remote work amid the pandemic, today’s managed service programs now enable faster adoption of new processes, sourcing strategies and technologies.

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world — Part 2

|December 16th, 2020|

The background check is an important and complicated part of the hiring process — especially with all parties concerned operating remotely during the pandemic. More of what to keep in mind.

Benchmarks: Programs to prioritize supplier consolidation, diversity

|December 9th, 2020|

Consolidation and programs for diversity suppliers are top-of-mind for contingent program managers as they head into the new year.

Covid roundup: Vaccination mandates; California workplace safety requirements

|December 2nd, 2020|

While employers may be within their rights to require their workers get vaccinated, an attorney advises caution; California implements new safety requirements for employers.

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world

|November 18th, 2020|

While the pandemic has created obstacles to background-check processes, companies still must comply with the law. Here are ways to keep your company compliant while engaging the right talent quickly.

Apprenticeships: A key to growing your own talent

|October 28th, 2020|

Dearth of qualified workers? Consider adding apprenticeships to your talent wheelhouse to develop the skills you need.

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.