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Research Director - SME Staffing Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Research Director - SME Staffing

CRAIN COMMUNICATIONS INC - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 9/7/2022 - Expires: 12/6/2022

Job ID: 246771983

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We have a unique opportunity for a senior executive to make an immediate impact on a dynamic industry. You will join a group of dedicated business professionals who, together, constitute the premier source of research, information and analysis on the staffing industry, contingent workforce management and the workforce solutions ecosystem. In the role of SME Research Director, you will lead and co-ordinate SIA's research focused on small and medium sized staffing firms (annual revenue below $75 million).

You will act as thought leader and conduct a wide variety of analyses, research reports and articles to help CEO's, business owners and other senior executives at SME staffing firms develop their businesses, including insights into best practices, strategic advice, tools, templates and benchmarks.

About the Company

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor.

SIA's independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

About the Role

SIA plans to extend its research coverage to provide deeper, broader and more actionable content to support those of our corporate members who are SME staffing firms.

Based in the US, the SME Research Director will be part of SIA's research team reporting to the VP Research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing their own research reports as well as helping to coordinate the development of research by other members of the research team and freelancers that is relevant for SME staffing firms. Topic categories will range from financial management, people management, sales strategy, marketing, legal issues and technology.

The primary style of research will be in the form of best practices, strategic advice, tools, templates and benchmarks that will assist senior executives at SME staffing firms to grow their businesses.

Research will communicate key business intelligence and analysis in clear and precise language supported by relevant charts, graphs and tables as well as originating and verifying supporting data from primary and secondary sources.

In addition to research responsibilities, the SME Research Director will also fulfil the following functions:

Working alongside the SIA research team, sharing information and fostering collaboration
Responding to queries from corporate members
Participation in SIA webinars and client meetings/briefings
Supporting SIA's
Participation in SIA's global conferences and webinars as presenter or moderator and assisting, as needed, with conference planning activities, including speaker recruitment and support work related to the development and construction of speaker presentations.
Monitoring of all relevant news, research studies and industry developments in order to stay on top of market trends.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Executive Role in a Staffing Firm - You must have extensive experience working in a senior-level position at a staffing firm, likely in an operational role. While you may not be expert across all research topics, you must have good operational knowledge and experience relating to the multiple activities required to operate a successful staffing firm from sales, marketing, finance, legal and technology. Where you do not possess expertise on any topic, you have a strong personal network to leverage and proactively source and develop actionable insights.

Writing Experience - You are an excellent writer with good grammar skills and have business writing experience for an executive level business audience.

Communication Skills - You are comfortable interacting with senior executives to learn and understand their agenda and determine what research will be of most use to them in solving business problems. You are outgoing and comfortable in establishing a network of contacts to inform your research output and fostering good internal relationships within SIA.

Visualization of data - Your general analytical and mathematical problem-solving skills are excellent. You exercise good judgment when using various chart types, tables and diagrams and are skilled in using Microsoft Excel and/or other software to analyze data and create graphics to communicate key research findings. You have a keen eye for visual detail.

Intelligence - You can investigate and answer unfamiliar questions through original and creative analyses that generate perceptive value-added insight. You have the ability to become an acknowledged expert on all things related to growing a staffing business.

Execution Oriented - You get the right stuff done day-in and day-out. You meet every deadline. You've achieved significant results fast, and you can prove it with hard facts from previous jobs.

People want to work with you again. They respect you, they trust you and they learn from you. Everyone knows that you're a problem solver. Challenges get met when you're around. You're comfortable working in a flexible team environment and are eager to lend a hand as needed. You own up to mistakes quickly. You pull your own weight and you do it with a smile.

A major plus would be experience in the following areas:

Familiarity with SIA research including SIA methodology, research standards, and report production
Presenting to executive audiences

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

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Brand Overview:

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA's independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem, including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

Crain Overview:

has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century.As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be.

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