Broadleaf’s Top Blogs of 2023

Broadleaf’s Top Blogs of 2023

In 2023, the Broadleaf team shared insights on a wide range of issues impacting employers. We answered important questions about the effects of the labor shortage, broke down the differences between employer of record and traditional staffing, and covered many other trends and topics in between. Have a look at some of our most popular blogs of 2023 while we get ready to share more great content in 2024.

  1. The Effects of the Labor Shortage on Workers

While employee resignations began to slow in the second part of 2023, businesses in all industries continued to struggle with filling open positions. Broadleaf’s Suzie Mitchell wrote about how workforce shortages impact existing employees—and what employers can do to ensure workers feel appreciated and valued. With 66 percent of employees experiencing burnout, and nearly 40 percent working extra hours without compensation, leaders must address these negative effects now to combat further employee attrition and understaffing in 2024.

Related: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Employee Retention

  1. What is MSP? Managed Service Programs: Explained

A Managed Service Program, or MSP, is widely regarded as one of the most impactful ways to manage an organization’s contingent workforce. In this popular and always timely blog, Broadleaf’s Alyssa Sabio explains what an MSP is, who uses one, and the different types of MSPs that companies should consider, depending on their unqiue hiring needs and business objectives.

Related: E-Book: Evaluating and Implementing a Second-Generation MSP

  1. Frontline Worker Trends in 2023

Frontline workers are employed across many of our most critical industries (health care, education, childcare, food and goods, transportation, utilities), so it’s no surprise that blog readers were highly interested in learning more about them in 2023. In this article, Broadleaf’s Tiffany Bennett shares insights on what these workers want from employers, particularly in a post-pandemic environment where burnout is on the rise.

Related: Preparing for Surges in Retail Hiring with RPO

  1. Employer of Record vs. Staffing: What’s the Difference?

With internal resources stretched increasingly thin, companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their HR functions. As a result, many are turning to an “employer of record,” otherwise known as payrolling services. Broadleaf’s Brandin Austin breaks down the difference between an employer of record and a traditional staffing agency and how using one—or both—can bring value to your organization.

Related: Case Study: Employer of Record Success Stories

  1. Which Industries Will Be Most Affected by the Predicted Recession?

Amid discussions of a looming U.S. recession, concerns over economic uncertainty were top of mind for many business and HR leaders throughout 2023. In this blog, we list out the industries that are most at-risk for job losses during a recession, as well as the industries that would likely experience fewer layoffs.

Related: Using an MSP Solution to Recession-Proof Your Talent Strategy