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What's in a name?

June 29, 2007 - from Barry Asin's Blog

I often chuckle when reading articles in the business press, or for that matter occasionally in our own publications, that refer to 'temporary jobs' versus 'permanent jobs.'  Just... More

Immigration Raid Spotlights Dirty Little Secrets

July 30, 2007 - from Barry Asin's Blog

While it looks like the chances of comprehensive immigration reform any time soon is just about zero, staffing firms and buyers need to be aware of the risks they are running by looking... More

A recession or no recession? That is the question

September 21, 2007 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Usually when I mention to someone that I work in the world of contingent and temporary work, their eyes begin to wander and take on a certain glazed quality.  And in a sure sign... More

Healthcare VMS: Time to sink or swim?

October 12, 2007 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Around 500 executives from healthcare staffing providers joined us at the 2007 Healthcare Staffing Summit a few weeks back.  Amid their general optimism (healthcare is one of the... More

Busting Those Co-Employment Myths

December 3, 2007 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Most of what you think you know about co-employment is false.

That was a message that came through loud and clear at this fall's Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit, held in Dallas.... More

For Whom the Chimes Toll

January 11, 2008 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Let's face it; many staffing firm executives never liked Chimes very much.  Maybe loathed is the better word.  So don't be surprised if some execs and owners are humming "Ding... More

The Future of VMS in a Post Chimes World

March 14, 2008 - from Barry Asin's Blog

We just got back from the Executive Forum and are all still recovering from a very intense few days. Thanks to all of you who were able to join us and who participated so actively... More

Life in the Fast Lane

May 6, 2008 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Imagine, if you can, a staffing market that had median growth of 18% last year, appears to be slowing only slightly this year (to the abysmally slow pace of only 15%), has 30% gross... More

Healthcare Staffing: A Diamond in the Rough?

July 25, 2008 - from Barry Asin's Blog

For the most part Q2 results from staffing firms have been pretty dismal.  Just the other day Robert Half, the perennial star of the staffing world, came out with earnings that... More

Peering into 2009: Is the Sky Falling or Was That Just My 401K?

December 23, 2008 - from Barry Asin's Blog

As we wrap up December it's usually an appropriate time to grab a glass of something warm and fermented, sit by the fire and reminisce about the year gone by while reviewing the state... More