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This HUB is for staffing and recruiting professionals. It aims to address the key business challenges faced when building a successful Staffing or a Recruiting company. We have partnered with some of the best thought leaders, consultants and trainers to provide tips and strategies you can implement.

Posted on April 3, 2014 in Staffing Best Practices, Staffing News, Tips

This week, HR Magazine published an insightful yet disconcerting article which centers on hiring managers’ increasing tendency to rely on instinct when making hiring decisions, as well as the implications and potential consequences of this practice. According to the article, the results of a study performed by the widely-known recruitment website Monster indicated in increase […]

According to the Staffing Industry Analysts, the average dollar amount spent on technology is lower than average across the staffing industry as compared to other industries. This is true not only in terms of percentage points, but also when considering the amount expended per full-time employee. In fact, talent acquisition solutions generally consume less than […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 in Staffing News

The second day in San Diego had a similar vibe. AkkenCloud sponsored the morning’s Keynote discussion on “What’s next for Staffing“. Many of the most influential executives in the Staffing and Recruiting industry sat on this panel and provided their insight for their 5 and 10 year roadmap of the industry. A common key discussion […]

Big shout out from sunny San Diego at the SIA Executive Forum 2014. We’re definitely happy to be away from all the snow back in Boston. Today was really the kick off for the forum, where Top Level executives come together from around the world to discuss and share knowledge on our industry and how […]

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Staffing News

According to The New York Times, economists claim that the job market will take a favorable turn as spring approaches. At the beginning of the month, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest it has been since November. These numbers have been decreasing steadily for a month now, and economists […]

Keynote Executive Panel: What’s Next for Staffing? Sponsored by AkkenCloud The staffing industry continues to evolve rapidly, with new ways of serving clients and candidates. While much remains the same, there is less margin for error and a proliferation of new strategic options. How are staffing firms adapting to this new world? Is it enough […]

When it comes to the relationship between recruiters and applicant tracking systems, there is a definite two-way street: an ATS is best leveraged when there is a recruiter behind it, while the probability of success for a recruiter is likewise enhanced by an ATS. In today’s world, many are prone to the thought that an […]

If you’re a member of Facebook, you’ve seen them everywhere over the past two weeks—we’re talking about personalized “Look Back” videos which detail users’ most significant, engaging, and memorable Facebook moments. For those who don’t know, this initiative wasn’t for naught; the videos were created in celebration of Facebook’s 10th anniversary on February 4.  For […]

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Staffing News

When it comes to staffing, it’s vital to know that your company is making optimal placements, and doing so in the most efficient way possible. In order to fully realize this potential, you must be certain that your candidates are employed in the most suitable positions for their skill sets by comparing their unique proficiencies […]

Posted on February 7, 2014 in Staffing News, Tips

Things are finally looking up for job seekers in 2014, which means that this year is shaping up to be a great one for staffers and recruiters. The upcoming year is bursting with redesign and rebranding for many companies, meaning that these organizations will be seeking top talent to complement their new business goals and […]