'Gig Work', 'Travel Nurse' Among Additions to SIA's Lexicon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has added 61 new definitions to its Lexicon of Global Workforce Solutions-Related Terms. SIA's lexicon is the de facto dictionary and the most comprehensive collection of definitions for the workforce solutions ecosystem. Along with the new additions, 22 terms also received updated definitions in the 2016 edition.
The booming sub segment of healthcare staffing, Travel Nurse Staffing, earned recognition in this year's update. Gig Economy/Gig Work was another new inclusion as the on-demand economy's impact on the world of work continues to be widely discussed and hotly debated.
"The workforce solutions ecosystem is rapidly evolving and as it does, we are ever more in need of a common language around it," said Barry Asin, President of SIA. "We are excited to be a part of defining and redefining the way people talk about, understand and facilitate talent across global labor markets. The ongoing expansion of the Lexicon reflects where industry discussions are heading."
First published in 2007 with 160 terms staffing-related terms, the lexicon has expanded to include global terminology and now has close to 400 definitions relating to the global contingent workforce and the workforce solutions ecosystem.
Agency Worker, Independent Contractor Compliance (ICC), Permanent Placement and Workforce Solutions were some of the other new terms making it in to this year's edition; while Human Cloud, Managed Service Provider/Managed Service Provision (MSP), Offshoring and Talent Management System (TMS) were among those receiving updated definitions.
The Lexicon of Global Workforce Solutions-Related Terms is available here.
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Founded in 1989, 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. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England. Read more about SIA here.
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