Small Businesses Increase Hiring
For the first time in 2014, small businesses report increases in hiring. A survey done by SurePayroll found that 22% of small business are more likely to hire independent workers than full time employees. (via SIA Daily News)
Cracking the Code on Billion Dollar Success
What is the recipe for startup success? Pat Ryan from CNBC interviewed a few companies in Chicago, including Fieldglass, to find out. (via CNBC)
Last week we participated in a webinar on benchmarking with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The webinar was part of SIA’s ongoing thought leadership series and I presented alongside Dan Khublall from Thomson Reuters. We discussed benchmarking best practices and why it’s important to understand your program goals to get the most out of your data.
Benchmarking starts with a couple of key questions:
· What are your greatest risks?
Managing a Remote Workforce
It isn’t always easy to manage a flexible workforce. This article shares a few tips on how to effectively manage your workers, regardless of their location. (via Business 2 Community)
Straight Talk from the Customer: Promoting a Collaborative Relationship
Contingent workforce managers are looking for vendors who are timely, trustworthy and understanding of their needs. Here are a few important do’s and don’ts for vendors to consider when engaging in business with clients. (via Staffing Industry Review)
Last week we held our inaugural Fieldglass Best Practices Summit in London. We’ve received great feedback on our Chicago-based event over the years, so we were thrilled to finally introduce this annual event across the pond to our expanding European-based customers.