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Your biggest marketing mistake of the year...

April 15, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Would be to miss the opportunity to participate in Staffing Industry Analysts annual staffing firm ranking.

Your firm is too small you say?  Maybe so, maybe not.  Do you have... More


Temporary staffing comics

April 16, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

It's a rare thing for comics to touch upon the subject of temporary staffing.

However, the Dilbert comics recently featured a series of four strips on the subject of 'overqualified temps,'... More


Hooray! We "only" lost 63,000 temp jobs in April!

May 8, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The second derivative has been the last refuge of the bulls in recent months; tracking it is an optimists' game, but it's also the only way to know when things are turning around and... More


M&A firms making you an offer

May 26, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

You might think that M&A advisory firms are formal, unapproachable sorts of places, with stone-serious people in suits who start running the meter the second you call them, places... More


What would Einstein buy?

May 27, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I am sometimes asked what segments and sectors are most attractive for acquisition.  The wise, considered, sober answer, delivered with a thoughtful sigh while wiping ones glasses... More


Indemnification agreements -- the dark side

June 29, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

There's many a tale that have been told about indemnification agreements--the headless indemnification agreement that drove a ghost train at midnight; the indemnification agreement... More


Are buyers in the finance/insurance sector hiring again?

June 30, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Roughly a third of all staffing companies say the finance/insurance sector is one of their most important customers.  So when last year's banking meltdown occurred, a lot of staffing... More


Quiet M&A boom or business as usual?

July 10, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Lately, people have been asking if we know how many staffing firms are going out of business.  The answer is we don't know precisely, but we do have some idea thanks to our... More


Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain made low

August 31, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I've been expecting something biblical to happen for awhile now, but who knew it would start with the job market?

An interesting result from our Best and Worst Metro Job Markets... More


The Staffing Millennium

May 9, 2007 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In the beginning, there was slavery. It didn't pay well, but it was steady.

The entire course of history since can, in part, be seen as an evolution away from the elements of slavery... More