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  • Tech Roundup: DoorDash updates tip model; Recruit invests in blockchain; Instacart adds benefits; AI firm reports funding

    Human cloud firm DoorDash updated its controversial tip model. Global staffing firm Recruit Co. Ltd., which also owns Indeed and Glassdoor, announced an investment in a blockchain firm. Instacart, a human cloud firm, rolled out a new benefits package for its independent contractor shoppers. Talview, a company that uses AI to examine job candidates, announced a funding round. DoorDashDoorDash this week announced a new tip model in a post by co-founder and CEO Tony Xu on Medium. The move comes after a backlash over how the company handled tips, and a month after Xu promised a revised policy in a series of Tweets.Under the new model, base pay for its delivery contractors will increase and range from $2 to $10 per delivery, with longer, less-popular deliveries receiving a higher base pay. In addition, customers’ tips will go to delivery contractors and the amount DoorDash pays in base pay and promotions will not vary by tip. Customers willalso be able to pay tips either at time of checkout or after the delivery.The company said delivery contractors should earn more money under the new model.CNN reported that some are skeptical of the model, saying there is a lack of transparency in the process. Recruit Co. Ltd.Recruit announced Thursday an investment in Blockstack, a New York-based company that provides a distributed computing platform using blockchain technology.“Blockstack offers user-specific storage and multi-purpose authentication systems for users to securely manage highly confidential information such as their personal information, which allows them to have direct ownership and control over that data,” according to Recruit. It says the system is more secure than conventional password-based authentication.Blockstack was founded in June 2013; its CEO is Muneeb Ali.The investment was made by Recruit’s Singapore-based RSP Blockchain Tech Fund Pte. Ltd.Tokyo-based Recruit ranks as one of the world’s largest staffing firms, but it’s not the only large staffing firm looking into blockchain. Earlier this month, Kelly Services announced a strategic partnership with Moonlighting, a privately held US-based on-demand hiring platform that uses blockchain.Recruit has also been making several investments. Earlier this week, it announced an investment in a company that makes delivery robots. InstacartHuman cloud, grocery delivery platform Instacart announced new perks for its independent contractor shoppers in a post on Medium.The perks include its “Stride Benefits Platform” for access to health insurance and financial tools, injury protection insurance to protect the shoppers in the case of an accident (it will include coverage for up to $1 million in medical expenses), free access to Care.com for shoppers to help find caregivers for their families, and a student loan assistance program that provides advice on paying down student loans.“This is one step in a longer journey to creating new programs and offerings that support shoppers,” according to the post. “By introducing these perks, we hope that we can continue to deliver a holistic experience for the shopper community, enabling shoppers to do their best work and stay engaged as part of the Instacart family for years to come.” TalviewTalview, a Palo Alto, California-based firm that aims to use AI to examine job candidates, announced a $6.75 million series A funding round. The company provides video interviewing and job-seeker assessments as well as a product that watches job seekers while they take tests to try to root out possible cheating.The company plans to use the funding to further enhance its AI capabilities.Funding in the series A round came from Storm Ventures, Inventus Capital, Eileses Capital and Emergent Ventures. […]

  • 30 million Americans rely on freelance work as primary income source: MetLife report

    A report released the week by insurance and benefits firm MetLife Inc. found that some 30 million Americans rely on what it refers to as “gig work” as their primary income source, and 67% of full-time employees indicated interest in such work over their current jobs. The report also found that another 15 million supplement their traditional, full-time work with freelancing.MetLife defines gig work as “work based on a fixed-term contract or that is paid per project by a company, third party or online marketplace.” However, Staffing Industry Analysts defines the gig economy as including all types of contingent work.“As interest in gig continues to swell, employers who take the time to understand gig workers — and think through their needs and wants from work — will reap the benefits of a more engaged, diverse and satisfied workforce,” said James Reid, executive VP, global employee benefits, MetLife.The report also found that 85% of workers MetLife defines as being in the gig economy are interested in continuing such work over the next five years versus a more traditional role. And of the 20% of workers already earning extra money through side hustles, 49% of those plan to leave their current employer for contract or freelance work in the next five years.However, only 4% of what it defines as gig workers report their companies offer medical insurance and only 5% offer a retirement plan. […]

  • Job board operator Seek reports revenue up 18% for year

    Revenue rose 18% at job board operator Seek Ltd. in its fiscal year ended June 30, the Melbourne, Australia-based company reported this week. Revenue grew organically amid a backdrop of easing macro-economic conditions.Seek operates online job boards in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and in Mexico and Brazil. Staffing Industry Analysts ranks Seek as the third-largest job board operator in the world. (AUD millions) FY 2019 FY 2018 % change % change constant currency Fy 2019 (US$ millions) Revenue $1,537.3 $1,299.5 18% 16% $1,078 Profit attributable to owners of Seek $180.3 $52.2 245%   $126 The company noted that profit attributable to owners fell by 7% when excluding one-off items relating to the privatization of Zhaopin and refinancing-related costs in the 2019 fiscal year. Revenue by segment (AUD millions) FY 2019 FY 2018 % change % change constant currency Fy 2019 (US$ millions) Australia, New Zealand $437.6 $409.7 7% - $307 Seek Asia $176.6 $151.8 16% 9% $124 Brasil Online $64.1 $74.9 -14% -8% $45 OCC* $29.3 $29.0 1% -4% $21 AP&A Other** $19.2 $19.2 0% - $13 *Online employment marketplace services in Mexico**A portfolio of early state investmentsSeek noted it is seeing improvement in the Latin American marketplace, but that has not yet led to improved financial results. GuidanceSeek expects revenue in its 2020 fiscal year to increase by between 15% and 18%. […]

  • Only 24% think it’s important to work at a firm that aligns with their political views

    Only 24% of employees think it’s important to work at a company that aligns with their political views, according to a report from B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch. And 60% of employees either don’t know or can’t tell if their political views align with their coworkers.However, 40% of employees don’t believe company leadership should take stances on political issues related to their industry.Other findings in the report: 55% of employees don’t believe political conversations decrease productivity at work. 9% agree that they’ve felt uncomfortable in the past week as a result of political expression at work. 8% agree that they’ve felt singled out or discriminated against because of their political views at work in the past year. The report surveyed 500 full-time employees in the US.&nbs […]

  • Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: VISI) appointed Bob Houghton as chief information officer, based at the company’s corporate office in Orange, California. Houghton has more than 25 years of experience in IT, spending the past eight years at NetApp Inc. where he most recently served as CIO.Pyramid Consulting announced Rich Thomas is serving as its new chief operating officer and Sridhar Ramasubbu is serving as its new CFO. Thomas was president of ACS Group’s IT staffing business prior to joining Pyramid. Ramasubbu spent the majority of his career at Wipro Technologies before joining Pyramid.The Judge Group named Ron Wagner as senior VP of marketing, a newly created role at the Wayne, Pennsylvania-headquartered staffing provider. Wagner will report to Brian Anderson, president of The Judge Group. Wagner has more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience, most recently serving as VP of marketing and customer experience for ModSpace.Professional employer organization G&A Partners appointed Lloyd Closson as chief technology officer. Closson previously worked at two other HR technology firms and for the past two years worked at G&A Partners as an independent contractor heading up its development team. G&A Partners also promoted Liz Grail to VP of implementation and support. Grail had served as director of client applications.On-demand staffing platform Upshift announced that Ruben Balderas will lead its new office in Houston.PrideStaff announced that its Louisville, Kentucky, business is now under the ownership of Mike Wolf, owner/strategic partner of PrideStaff Louisville. PrideStaff also announced that its Fort Worth, Texas, staffing business is now under the ownership of Jeff Edwards, owner/strategic partner of PrideStaff Fort Worth. […]

  • UK – Immigration for work at lowest level since 2013; REC cites need for post-Brexit strategy

    Work-related immigration to the UK reached its lowest level since 2013, according to a report Thursday from the Office of National Statistics. And the Recruitment and Employment Confederation warned the numbers point to the need for a post-Brexit strategy for EU citizens in the UK as the lack of clarity is making the UK less attractive to EU workers.The overall fall in work-related immigration can largely be accounted for by a decrease in EU citizens moving to the UK for work since the year ending June 2016, according to the ONS. The number of EU citizens arriving for work fell to 92,000 in the year ending March 2019, down from the peak level of 190,000 in the year ending June 2016.“Using the data sources available to us, we can see that EU immigration is falling,” said Jay Lindop, director for the Centre for International Migration at the ONS. “There are, however, still more EU citizens moving to the UK than leaving, mainly for work, although the picture is different for EU8 citizens, with more leaving the country than arriving.”The REC noted total EU net migration was at 59,000 in the year ending in March, less than a third of its peak level of 219,000 in the year ending March 2015. It said a managed transition strategy for Brexit is needed for EU citizens living and working in the UK to avoid a disaster.“The government must stop posturing and urgently develop a transition plan that ensures EU citizens currently working here feel welcomed and can continue to do so from day one after Brexit,” said Tom Hadley, director of policy and campaigns at the REC. “It is hard to believe that government continues to leave businesses and EU citizens in the dark, with such little clarity on the biggest questions with just 10 weeks to go.”Hadley continued: “Brexit uncertainty, the lack of clarity on what no-deal means for EU citizens working here, coupled with a weak pound, are making the UK less attractive to EU workers. This is hugely concerning given that REC’s jobs data shows that UK employers are already struggling to find candidates to fill essential vacancies”.The CBI also warned the statistics point to a worsening skills shortage.“The downward trend in EU net migration in the last couple of years — combined with record low unemployment — means that skills shortages are getting worse”, said Matthew Fell, CBI chief UK policy director. “Business understands that free movement is ending, but it marks a huge change in the way firms access skills and labour. They’ll need proper time to adapt to a new system.”However, the prospect of post-Brexit restrictions on migration may be helping to ease the tightening labour market now, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.“It is no surprise that EU citizens are less keen on coming to the UK to work. However, it is curious that fewer EU nationals are leaving the UK for work given the fall in the value of the pound and the continued political uncertainty,” said Gerwyn Davies, senior labour market adviser at the CIPD.“It seems possible that many EU citizens who have yet to secure settled status may be fearful of the consequences of leaving the UK if they wish to return, especially those EU citizens who have yet to secure settled status,” Davies said. “The prospect of migration restrictions may therefore perversely be helping employers to ease their recruitment difficulties in the short-term.&rdquo […]

  • UK – Government releases guidelines for intermediaries on IR35 off-payroll working rules

    Guidelines covering “off-payroll working rules,” or IR35, and what it means for intermediary companies was released Thursday by HM Revenue and Customs.IR35 is defined in Staffing Industry Analysts’ Lexicon as:“UK intermediaries legislation designed to tax “disguised employment” at a rate similar to employment. In this context, ‘disguised employees’ means workers who receive payments from a client via an intermediary and whose relationship with their client is such that, had they been paid directly, they would be employees of the client and, therefore liable for tax and national insurance payments.”The HMRC’s guidelines aim to help intermediaries understand and prepare for IR35.“From 6 April 2020, all public sector clients and medium or large-sized private sector clients will be responsible for deciding your worker’s employment status. This includes some charities and third sector organisations,” the guidelines state. “If the off-payroll working rules apply, your worker’s fees will be subject to tax and National Insurance contributions.”They noted that an intermediary will normally be a worker’s personal service company, but could also be a partnership, a managed service company or another person.For more information on IR35, Staffing Industry Analysts released a report on frequently asked questions regarding the new rules in June, and it’s available to corporate members. […]

  • Netherlands – Report says workers in flexible employment relationships earn 48% less per hour

    Employees with flexible employment relationships earn on average 48% less per hour than employees with a permanent employment relationship, Statistics Netherlands reported.It also found those with flexible work arrangements were younger and less educated than traditionally employed workers. And when adjusting for these characteristics, the wage difference would be only 7%.Wages also differed by type of the flexible employment relationship. For on-call and temporary employees without fixed hours, the unadjusted wage difference is 58%. When adjusted for the differences in background, the difference is just 3%. […]

  • Ireland – Number of agency workers falls by 11% in Q1

    The number of agency workers in Ireland fell by 11.0% year over year in the first quarter, according to a report by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office.In the first quarter, there were 50,400 agency workers compared to the first quarter of 2018 when there were 56,600 agency workers.Overall, 2.6% of employees in Ireland were agency workers in the first quarter compared to 3.1% in the first quarter of last year.Other findings in the report from the first quarter included: 52% of agency workers were female, 48% were male. Just over a quarter of agency workers, 26.8%, were employed in the “agriculture, forestry, fishing, industry and construction” sector. 43.3% of agency workers were in the 15-34 age group in the first quarter; persons aged 35-44 accounted for 25.8% of agency workers, persons aged 45-54 accounted for 19.0% of agency workers and those 55 and older represented 12.1% of agency workers. Six out of 10 agency workers worked less than 40 hours per week. 26.2% of agency workers were non-Irish nationals, up from 24.6% a year earlier. […]

  • Japan – Recruit invests in blockchain firm Blockstack

    Global staffing firm Recruit Co. Ltd. announced Thursday an investment in Blockstack, a New York-based company that provides a distributed computing platform using blockchain technology.“Blockstack offers user-specific storage and multi-purpose authentication systems for users to securely manage highly confidential information such as their personal information, which allows them to have direct ownership and control over that data,” according to Recruit. It says the system is more secure than conventional password-based authentication.Blockstack was founded in June 2013; its CEO is Muneeb Ali.The investment was made by Recruit’s Singapore-based RSP Blockchain Tech Fund Pte. Ltd.Tokyo-based Recruit ranks as one of the world’s largest staffing firms, but it’s not the only large staffing firm looking into blockchain. Earlier this month, Kelly Services announced a strategic partnership with Moonlighting, a privately held US-based on-demand hiring platform that uses blockchain.Recruit has also been making several investments. Earlier this week, it announced an investment in a company that makes delivery robots. […]

  • India – Total income up 17% at IT staffing provider Trigyn Technologies

    Trigyn Technologies Ltd., a Mumbai-based staffing provider, reported total income rose 17% in consolidated results for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, according to a regulatory filing last week. Profit rose by 24%.   Quarter ended     (INR millions) Consolidated results 30-Jun-19 30-Jun-18 % change 30-Jun-19 (USD millions) Total income INR 2,186.2 INR 1,866.7 17% USD 31.7 Profit for the period INR 149.9 INR 120.9 24% USD 2.2 The company provides IT solutions, staffing, consulting, systems integration and other services. It has offices in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe. Its US headquarters is in Edison, New Jersey.Last month, Trigyn announced a three-year IT staffing contract with the city of Mississauga, Canada, covering 19 IT assignment types. The contract has the option of being extended for two additional years. Also last month, it announced it was one of several companies awarded a contract for IT staffing by the New York State Office of General Services; this is a five-year contract with an optional extension of another five years. […]

  • Philippines – Government blacklists 21 foreign recruitment firms and others; 19 local firms see licences suspended or cancelled

    The Philippines Department of Labour blacklisted 21 foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers; in addition, 19 recruitment firms within the country had their licences suspended or cancelled, according to an announcement last weekend.“In a report to Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Administrator Bernard Olalia of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said cleansing the industry is part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect the Filipino workers and promote the welfare of those seeking overseas employment,” according to the department.Those companies hit with suspensions, fines or cancellations of licences were found to have violated recruitment rules from January to July, according to the department. However, some of the firms’ licences were restored after their cancellation was reversed on appeal.A list of affected companies is online. […]

  • Australia – Deliveroo names CEO for country

    Deliveroo announced a new CEO for Australia on Thursday in Ed McManus, who will join the human cloud, food delivery platform from his present jobs as CEO of both Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia.McManus has been CEO at his present firms since 2016.“I’m passionate about food and passionate about growing companies that are built on innovation and breaking new ground. Deliveroo combines both,” McManus said in a statement. “The scale of the opportunity ahead is huge and one the whole team is looking forward to taking on.”The announcement of McManus as CEO follows an announcement last month that Greg Willis will join the company as senior adviser.Deliveroo is headquartered in London but operates in 13 Australian cities with 8,000 riders. It ranks as the 11th-largest B2C human cloud platform, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. […]

Latest Research

  • Largest Industrial Staffing Firms in the US: 2019 Update

    Key Findings We estimate that 47 firms generated at least $100 million in US industrial temporary staffing revenue in 2018. Added together, these firms generated $26.8 billion in such revenue, accounting for 77% of the market, by our estimates. The complete list of 47 firms can be found starting on page three of this report. In this market share report, we have ranked companies in order of revenue size, according to industry custom, but this ranking should not be taken to imply that a firm with a higher rank provides better service or more value to its shareholders. Staffing firms varied in degree of financial transparency, and even when forthcoming with information, in some cases data provided was adjusted for greater accuracy and consistency. Therefore, for all firms in this report, revenue shown should be considered an estimation by Staffing Industry Analysts. Market share percentages in this report were calculated by dividing each company’s revenue figure by our estimate of $34.9 billion for the US industrial temporary staffing market in 2018. Overall, we believe that this list is accurate and can be used appropriately to get a “big picture” reading of the US industrial temporary staffing industry landscape. However, as transparency and availability of information from staffing companies can vary from one year to the next, this year’s estimates may not be comparable to those of previous years in all cases. For that reason, we did not display prior year revenue estimates in this report. Eight firms are included on this year’s ranking that did not appear in last year’s report: Full Steam Staffing, LaborMAX Staffing, Lyneer Staffing Solutions, PDS Tech (AKKA Group), Penmac Staffing Services, Staffing Alternatives, Surge Staffing, and Tradesmen International. Additional details on the methodology of this report are provided on page seven. To download the complete report, please select the following link:  Largest Industrial Staffing Firms in the US 20190822 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Largest IT Staffing Firms in the US: 2019 Update

    Key Findings We estimate that 50 firms generated at least $100 million in US information technology temporary staffing revenue in 2018. Added together, these firms generated $20.8 billion in such revenue, accounting for 67% of the market, by our estimates. The complete list of 50 firms can be found starting on page three. In this market share report, we have ranked companies in order of revenue size, according to industry custom, but this ranking should not be taken to imply that a firm with a higher rank provides better service or more value to its shareholders. Staffing firms varied in degree of financial transparency, and even when forthcoming with information, in some cases data provided was adjusted for greater accuracy and consistency. Therefore, for all firms in this report, revenue shown should be considered an estimation by Staffing Industry Analysts. Market share percentages in this report were calculated by dividing each company’s revenue figure by our estimate of $31.0 billion for the US IT temporary staffing market in 2018. Overall, we believe that this list is accurate and can be used appropriately to get a “big picture” reading of the US IT temporary staffing industry landscape. However, as transparency and availability of information from staffing companies can vary from one year to the next, this year’s estimates may not be comparable to those of previous years in all cases. For that reason, we did not display prior year revenue estimates in this report. Five firms are included on this year’s ranking that did not appear in last year’s report: CSI (Consulting Solutions International), Hays, US Tech Solutions, VDart, and Volt Information Sciences. Additional details on the methodology of this report are provided on page seven. To download the complete report, please select the following link: Largest IT Staffing Firms in the US 20190821 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy: 2019 Update

    Key Findings US cross-party talks have stalled over a comprehensive federal privacy law while state legislatures seek to impose broad obligations on businesses as to the use and control of personal data. The US continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, subject to a pending ruling of the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down.  Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU without a “deal”, and without an Adequacy Decision by the EU, businesses transferring data to the UK must adopt standard contractual clauses by 31 October 2019 and US businesses relying on the Privacy Shield must update their commitments. California’s Consumer Privacy Act is amended by AB 25 to exclude employee data for a limited period. Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (13,709/2018) was amended by Provision Measure no. 869/2018 and will come into full effect in August 2020. Thailand's new Personal Data Protection Act 2019 (PDPA) will come into effect on 27 May 2020. To download the full report, click below: Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy_Update20190821 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Temporary Worker Survey 2019: Full Report

    Key Findings:The 2019 Temporary Worker Survey represents Staffing Industry Analysts’ eighth survey of the temporary worker population. A few key observations from the report: Temporary workers overwhelmingly plan to focus more on full-time work over the next decade. The expectation to be doing more traditional full-time work and less contingent work is very robust, holding true across almost every temp wage and age category. That said, respondents were less averse to future temporary agency assignments than to some other types of contingent work. One in twelve temporary workers earn income via the human cloud. Altogether, 8.3% of temporary workers received at least some income from human cloud services in 2018. Use of consumer-related human cloud services by temporary workers remained about the same versus the previous year; however, use of business-related human cloud declined. The human cloud companies where temporary workers most commonly found gigs were: Uber, Lyft, Upwork, and a variety of delivery services. The job sites most commonly used by temporary workers are Indeed, LinkedIn, and agency job listings. Four additional job sites were used to at least some degree by 20% or more of respondents: Glassdoor, Google Search, Careerbuilder, and Monster; however, none of these were the primary job site for more than 6% of respondents. From 2015 to 2019, with respect to primary site used, only one job site showed a material increase: Indeed’s share roughly doubled from 24% to 49%. In the same period, four job sites showed a decrease: Careerbuilder, Monster, Dice, and Craigslist. In a staffing firm brand recognition test, IT, healthcare, and office/clerical temporary workers were able to correctly identify legitimate staffing firms, respectively, a median 66%, 76%, and 66% of the time. Over 40 staffing firm brands were tested. Temporary workers are split as to whether an in-person recruiter is strictly necessary. About half of respondents indicated a strong desire to be served by in-house staff, but about a third felt that an in-house representative was not essential. Opinions were split along age, pay, and occupational lines. Temporary workers also offered five suggestions for what recruiters could do better: act more in the interest of recruits, do a better job preparing recruits for interviews/assignments, find better work/more perm opportunities, improve communication, and be more honest/transparent. To access the complete report, please select the link below: Temporary Worker Survey 2019 Full Report 20190816 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy: 2019 Update

    Key Findings US cross-party talks have stalled over a comprehensive federal privacy law while state legislatures seek to impose broad obligations on businesses as to the use and control of personal data. The US continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, subject to a pending ruling of the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down.  Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU without a “deal”, and without an Adequacy Decision by the EU, businesses transferring data to the UK must adopt standard contractual clauses by 31 October 2019 and US businesses relying on the Privacy Shield must update their commitments. California’s Consumer Privacy Act is amended by AB 25 to exclude employee data for a limited period. Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (13,709/2018) was amended by Provision Measure no. 869/2018 and will come into full effect in August 2020. Thailand's new Personal Data Protection Act 2019 (PDPA) will come into effect on 27 May 2020. To download the full report, click below: Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy_Update20190821 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Staffing in Botswana

    Botswana offers a stable political, fiscal, and macroeconomic environment. The country is one of the best functioning democracies in all of Africa country since independence in 1966. The country’s GDP per capita of USD 6,750 (Pula 67,500) according to World Bank 2016 data, makes it an Upper Middle-Income Country according to World Bank standards. Botswana’s export-driven economy is highly correlated with global economic trends. Botswana’s trade balance is largely tied to the global demand for diamonds, which represent approximately 85% of the country’s export revenues. As a member of South African Customs Union (SACU), with other Southern Africa nations (Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, and South Africa) Botswana’s has the potential to leverage its position in the region to serve as a gateway to the southern African market. Especially as the country has the lowest perceived corruption ranking in Africa according to Transparency International.Botswana has a small population of 2.2 million, with formal employment of 420,762 persons in December 2018. The Private sector had the largest share (46.5%), followed by Central Government with 25.7%. Local Government and Parastatal organizations (owned by a country's government) represented 23.1% and 4.7% respectively. The unemployment rate is around 18%. More detailed statics are available on the Statistics Botswana website. Under the Botswanan law (Volume X Employment Chapter 47.01) no person shall be engaged in recruitment unless they are the holder of a valid recruiter's licence issued by the Commissioner of Labour.Amongst the most prominent agencies are Premiere possibly the first licensed recruitment agency in Botswana. StaffWise providing recruitment, selection, RPO and labour outsourcing expertise to its clients. HRMC established in 1992 specialises in finding professional and managerial personnel. Ado Green Recruitment focuses on the following sectors; mining construction and engineering, supply chain logistics and procurement, power generation and renewable energy and office commercial and HR. The company also provides a job board on its website and provides training testing and compliance services.Ado Green is headquartered in South Africa. CGP Consultants (Pty) Ltd is wholly owned by citizens of Botswana and is fully incorporated since June 1993. Services include recruitment, manpower development and training, behavioural profiling, personnel systems and permits. In addition there is the Global Career Company and People Connections is a wholly citizen owned consultancy practice that began operations in 2002. The company offers Human Capital Consultancy and Training services both in and outside Botswana.If you want to read an interesting article written from the perspective of a candidate in Botswana please click here. We have requested a full list of licenced staffing firms from the Botswana government, but this is not available. […]

  • EMEA Financial Calendar 2019/2020

    The attached spreadsheet shows you the dates when the listed staffing firms in EMEA are due to bring out their results.The spreadsheet is formatted to be uploaded into the Outlook Calendar. To do this please carry out the following steps.1. Save the file to your desktop without opening it2. Open Outlook if necessary3. Create a new calendar (right click on the existing calendar icon) in the folder view.4. Go to File – Open & Export – Import/Export5. Select Import from another program or file.6. Select Comma Separated Values (DOS)7. Select the file to import from your desktop8. Allow duplicates to be created9. Select the new calendar created in step three.10. Hit the finish button.The instructions are for Outlook 2013.To download the spreadsheet, click below:  EMEA Financial Calendar 20190819 - You do not have permission to view this object. Remember the events listed will be covered in the Daily News and the EMEA Financial Results reports the latest version of which you can find here. If you have any updates, changes or new information, or a problem with the process above please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email address to the right […]

  • Introducing Recruitment Marketplaces

    Within SIA’s Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem, Recruitment Marketplaces are part of the Candidate Discovery sub-segment alongside online job advertising, the human cloud, sourcing automation and employee referral sites.Recruitment Marketplaces facilitate a platform of hundreds to thousands of individual freelance recruiters and/or staffing agencies that employers can tap into to help fill open roles. Typically, these firms have a set placement (or “success”) fee, which is split between the recruiter that ultimately “places” a candidate and the platform.A Recruitment Marketplace platform allows employers to conveniently tap into a much broader and diverse network of staffing suppliers - networks that are potentially larger and more diverse than those owned by the largest global staffing firms. These platforms may be used primarily, though not always, as the final resource for hard-to-fill vacancies.Recruitment Marketplaces can also provide employers with the convenience of single-supplier invoicing (and rebates) and also much better speed of engagement as participating parties will be obliged to subscribe to the terms and conditions imposed by the platform and not have to negotiate terms on an agency-by-agency basis.Some Recruitment Marketplaces act as a platform for staffing agencies while others are a platform for a network of freelance (or independent) recruiters. Some vendors combine both channels. Participation in a Recruitment Marketplace platform means that agencies can spend more time focused on sourcing and matching and less time on client prospecting.Recruitment Marketplaces are not new with first movers appearing from 2001, however, of the 33 firms on our radar the majority were founded in the period 2010 to 2014. It would appear that better commercial models and technology improvements are making these platforms much more compelling today than they were a decade ago. A business model that has been quietly developing for almost 20 years could yet turn out to be among the most disruptive parts of the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem.To download the full report, please click below: Introducing Recruitment Marketplaces 20190809 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy: 2019 Update

    Key Findings US cross-party talks have stalled over a comprehensive federal privacy law while state legislatures seek to impose broad obligations on businesses as to the use and control of personal data. The US continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-US Privacy Shield, subject to a pending ruling of the European Court of Justice following a complaint to have the Privacy Shield struck down.  Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU without a “deal”, and without an Adequacy Decision by the EU, businesses transferring data to the UK must adopt standard contractual clauses by 31 October 2019 and US businesses relying on the Privacy Shield must update their commitments. California’s Consumer Privacy Act is amended by AB 25 to exclude employee data for a limited period. Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (13,709/2018) was amended by Provision Measure no. 869/2018 and will come into full effect in August 2020. Thailand's new Personal Data Protection Act 2019 (PDPA) will come into effect on 27 May 2020. To download the full report, click below: Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy_Update20190821 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • APAC Financial Calendar 2019/2020

    The attached spreadsheet shows you the dates when the listed staffing firms in APAC are due to bring out their financial results.The spreadsheet is formatted to be uploaded into the Outlook Calendar. To do this please carry out the following steps.1. Save the file to your desktop without opening it2. Open Outlook if necessary3. Create a new calendar (right click on the existing calendar icon) in the folder view.4. Go to File – Open & Export – Import/Export5. Select Import from another program or file.6. Select Comma Separated Values (DOS)7. Select the file to import from your desktop8. Allow duplicates to be created9. Select the new calendar created in step three.10. Hit the finish button.The instructions are for Outlook 2013.To download the spreadsheet, click below:  APAC Financial Calendar 20190819 - You do not have permission to view this object. Remember the events listed will be covered in the Daily News and the APAC Financial Results reports the latest version of which you can find here. If you have any updates, changes or new information, or a problem with the process above please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email address to the right […]

  • Introducing Recruitment Marketplaces

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