Now, Now, Now: Trends from Staffing World 2019

I know “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but I can’t help myself. I got so many amazing takeaways from Staffing World 2019. This is my 3rd time attending Staffing World, and this might have been the best one yet. (Well done, American Staffing Association!)

I was blown away by the keynote from Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America. Her time at PepsiCo has given her an interesting viewpoint on the changes happening in the staffing industry. Namely, the blurring lines between being an employee and being a consumer. As demand (job opportunities) continues to rise at historical rates, and supply (talent) stays the same, our industry must be consumer-focused in order to find talent where they are, how they want to be found, and on their terms. This is something we know to be true, and the success of the Shiftgig platform increasingly proves this. So obviously, I found myself nodding along throughout her presentation.

I felt like Frankiewicz’s keynote set the tone for the entire event. If I had to describe the overarching theme of Staffing World 2019, it would be “Now, now, now!” The demand for immediacy is a common thread throughout my three favorite

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