News and Articles—Staffing

article image 2-2-23.jpg2023 Staffing Industry Forecast

February 2, 2023

Recent years prove that the staffing industry has mastered the art of adaptability. A pandemic, economic crisis, and national worker shortage were no match for staffing professionals. With these events in the rearview mirror, insurance agents might wonder… more ▶

article image 12-22-22.jpgA Staffing Employee No-No: Saving Passwords in Browsers

December 22, 2022

It can be tempting for staffing industry employees to save their passwords in a browser at work. Team members usually must log in to systems multiple times daily, change their passwords often and meet specific character requirements… more ▶

article image 3-3-22.jpgHow Will the Labor Market Shift Post-Pandemic?

March 3, 2022

If you insure a variety of firms and staffing agencies, you may have run into frequent questions about what the future of the workforce post-COVID may look like. Although it may be difficult to predict exact post-pandemic labor trends… more ▶

article image 2-15-22.jpgOur 2022 Staffing Industry Forecast

February 15, 2022

In the past decade, insurance professionals serving the staffing industry have had a front-row seat for a worldwide employment revolution. Staying on top of the industry’s emerging trends is essential in your client’s mission of offering the best staffing insurance solutions… more ▶

article image 12-14-21.jpgHow the Staffing Sector Can Overcome the Labor Shortage

December 14, 2021

There are not enough workers in the United States. In fact, labor experts have said the job market has not been so lacking in employees since the 1950s. Even economists are surprised by the ongoing scarcity of workers. This new paradigm is forcing… more ▶

article image 11-29-21.jpgRetaining Quality Staff in Nursing Homes

November 29, 2021

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 1.3 million people currently living in nursing homes. These residents rely on staff for medication, nutrition, and help with daily tasks. Unfortunately, though, it’s not always easy… more ▶

article image 8-24-21.jpgCOVID Delta Variant: How Should Employers Respond?

August 24, 2021

In 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the operation of businesses around the world, employers faced significant economic and employee safety challenges. So-called “essential” workers, such as those in retail, grocery, and restaurant… more ▶

article image 6-22-21.jpgPromoting Gender Equality in the Recruitment Industry

June 22, 2021

Gender inequality has long been an issue plaguing the business world. Disparities in pay rates and in opportunities for advancement have led to numerous legal challenges; while progress has been made to level the playing field, true gender equality… more ▶

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Employment Laws and Risk Management: What Every Employer Should Know

May 11, 2021

In the modern business world, the relationship between employer and employee is complex. A range of laws govern the rights and responsibilities of both parties; failure of employers to adhere to these laws can result in expensive regulatory penalties and… more ▶

articles image_0107_3.jpgHow Remote Work is Reshaping Recruiting with Technology

April 12, 2021

Telecommuting, or working from a remote location, has been a small part of the business world for many years. In the wake of COVID-19 and its significant health hazards, companies around the world ramped up their remote work options with innovative tools… more ▶

articles image_0106_4.jpgCommon Employment Lawsuit Examples to Avoid

April 5, 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about employment practices liability have taken on a new urgency for companies across the country. As millions of Americans return to the workforce after being terminated or laid off during the pandemic… more ▶

articles image_0104_6.jpgStaffing Challenges Expected Throughout 2021

March 16, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has upended world economies. Millions of people lost their jobs as hundreds of thousands of businesses closed their doors, often for good. As 2021 unfolds, experts are predicting significant staffing challenges in recruiting… more ▶

articles image_0091_19.jpgStaffing Trends for 2021 and Beyond

November 10, 2020

Staffing agencies throughout the United States could not have predicted the challenges faced by the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. The pandemic created fundamental shifts, not only in how businesses operated, but how employees were protected from infection… more ▶

articles image_0082_28.jpgStaffing Firms: Preventing Retaliation Claims

August 4, 2020

Staffing agencies serve as the conduit between employers and employees. As such, they face a complex landscape of regulatory requirements, including laws that govern employment practices. Employment practices are a hot-button issue, particularly in regard to… more ▶

articles image_0079_31.jpgA Guide to Remote Hiring for Staffing Agencies

July 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created powerful and long-lasting effects around the world. In addition to the coronavirus’s health impacts, the economy has suffered, with many people losing their jobs. As the economy begins its recovery, more job seekers are turning to… more ▶

articles image_0022_88.jpgHow Agencies Can Utilize Temporary Staffing During the Holiday Season

November 6, 2018

As Thanksgiving approaches, companies across the country are gearing up for the busy holiday season. Extra hands may be needed to handle the increased workload. An increase in employee absences due to seasonal illnesses, coupled with a rise… more ▶

articles image_0016_94.jpgThe Legalities of Temporary Staffing

August 14, 2018

In the world of employment, there are many choices for workers and employers alike. Different classes of employees fill roles in a wide variety of occupations. For those looking for seasonal work or cannot commit to a long-term employment relationship… more ▶

articles image_0011_99.jpgThe Co-Employment Risk for PEOs

July 12, 2018

Across the country, more and more companies are turning to staffing agencies for their hiring needs. It is estimated that 16% of all small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States outsource some or all of their human resources capabilities to… more ▶

articles image_0008_102.jpgThe Biggest Risks for Staffing Agencies During the Hiring Process

June 21, 2018

Professional employer organizations (PEOs), commonly referred to as staffing agencies, are increasingly responsible for the staffing needs of diverse companies. Industry analysts suggest that 16% of small businesses utilize these agencies for… more ▶

articles image_0007_103.jpgOccupational Accident Insurance Could Be the Answer in the “Gig Economy”

May 24, 2018

The workplace in America has shifted in recent years. What used to be a fairly straightforward organization of employers and employees has transformed to a large degree toward on-demand workers coordinated by employers, staffing management agencies… more ▶

articles image_0000_110.jpgThe Complex Insurance Needs of a PEO

May 1, 2018

Professional employer organizations, or PEOs, are a human resources solution for a growing number of small businesses in the United States. It is estimated that up to 16% of all small businesses utilize the services of PEOs in managing employee tasks… more ▶

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Cost-Effective Cyber Risk Strategies

October 1, 2023 | While cybercrime has long been a risk for enterprises of all sizes, the threat of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and outright theft have increased… more ▶

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About Integrated Risk Management

September 15, 2023 | Businesses face an ever-evolving set of risks. From employee issues to the adoption of new technologies, volatile market conditions, and threats… more ▶

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Mitigating Risks in the Oil & Gas Industry

August 31, 2023 | The energy production industry has long been at the mercy of inherent risks arising from internal and external factors. Oil and gas producers must navigate… more ▶