BOSTON, Massachusetts – August 1, 2017 – Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, published its ‘40 Under 40’ list last week, recognizing a unique set of leaders on the cutting-edge of the world of work in North America.
The 40 individuals named to the list hail from around the workforce solutions ecosystem, reflecting the diversity and the connectivity that is at the core of success for these leaders. The list is not a ranking but a recognition of up-and-coming professionals taking the industry forward. The list is sponsored by Monster Worldwide, Inc.
“The 40 under 40 set the bar high with their achievements against the backdrop of today’s increasingly interconnected landscape,” said Subadhra Sriram, Publisher and Editor, SIA. “We are excited to acknowledge their contributions and standout performances across industry sectors.”
On the list of those recognized is LABUR COO Seth Burr, who founded LABUR in 2008 with college friend, Darrin Lang.
“My passion for staffing started when I saw the opportunity in the industry to do more by giving back,” said Burr. “It’s a way to make a living, but it’s also a way to influence how other people achieve success, and I love that. Our focus here has always been on the individual in front of us, not on how to scale that but on how to thoughtfully expand our influence.”
Burr was recognized for his part in developing LABUR’s proprietary matching process, which stemmed from the void he and the firm saw in the marketplace as it relates to vetting by competing companies. Burr et al believe a deeper dive into the less measurable human components, like behavior and character, are equal to, if not more important than, matching on a hard skill set level. Their thoughts: niche skills will forever be changing, but the need for people of integrity and strong character will always be in demand.
LABUR’s consistent client growth and retention can be attributed to Burr’s innovation in LABUR’s industry-leading, real-time sourcing methodology.
“I’m excited to see how technology and our clients’ challenges evolve over the next few years, and to see how we can evolve with them,” said Burr.
In addition to Burr’s recognition on the ’40 Under 40’ list, this year, LABUR was also recognized by the SIA for being one of the ‘Best Staffing Firms to Temp For.’
The 40 Under 40 website debuted last week, featuring the honorees and their notable accomplishments. The website can be viewed at http://40under40.staffingindustry.com/. Seth Burr’s profile can be viewed at http://40under40.staffingindustry.com/seth-burr/. The list, along with the profiles of those recognized, also premieres in print in the July/August 2017 issue of Staffing Industry Review. A reception is planned to honor these talented leaders at the SIA’s upcoming Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference, September 13-14, 2017, in Dallas.
LABUR was started with one mission: to engage and retain the right professionals for the right opportunities, and to do it better. In a predominantly transactional industry, LABUR builds trusted relationships to deliver high value staffing and advisory services to meet the strategic needs of companies.
Execution takes talent—and insight, which is why LABUR has been a chosen partner for several Fortune 500 businesses, shepherding complex enterprise-wide initiatives by providing the domain expertise, talent guidance and staff to deliver real results.
We are people powered and technology driven. We are the strategy, solutions and execution, where business initiatives and technology collide.
About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
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. 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.
Brittney Murray, Marketing Consultant, LABUR
Jennifer Arcuni Communications Director, Staffing Industry Analysts