If you spent five minutes in the exposition hall at the ASA’s 2017 Staffing World Expo & Conference last month, you would very quickly get a sense of what products are being purchased by staffing firms.
Throughout the hall, there was a cluster of background check companies, a pocket of drug testing companies, the major ATS players, the companies that make sure you’re in compliance and, of course, the behemoths of sourcing occupying mammoth booths. Staffing, for the past 30 years, has remained simple in this way. Find candidates, make sure they check the boxes, place them, rinse, repeat. No fluff. Nothing extraneous. No vendors selling flashy website upgrades, no internal talent profiling, even very few assessments.