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The importance of coaching temps in the interview process

May 29, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc., reported the results of a survey asking executives to describe the most embarrassing job interviews they had witnessed or... More


It's the long lines, stupid

December 22, 2008 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I went Christmas shopping this weekend, arriving at Macy's around 10AM.  Even at this early hour, the cashiers were already overwhelmed with lines of customers six to eight deep. ... More


Who knew management really mattered?

December 28, 2008 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

If you're like me, you've probably wondered for years, do CEOs indeed, senior management generally do they really do anything?  Or are they just deadweight?

That question will probably... More


For staffing firm workers losing their jobs

January 27, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Staffing firm internal employment growth has been decelerating for some time, and with the recent mention here and there of industry cuts, it looks like such internal employment may... More


Time to stick it to staffing firms?

February 21, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

At last, staffing buyers have staffing firms at their mercy.  The economy is in shambles.  Staffing firms are cutting internal staff and offices.  Many such firms, mom... More


Our 2009 Staffing Firm Survey is Underway--$3,000 in Prizes

February 20, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Want to know what other staffing firms are charging for temp-to-hire conversions?  How they calculate temp wage rates?  How about what fees they pay for VMS and how much of... More


Where staffing isn't plummeting

July 9, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, the 2009 Executive Forum, that is.

In the course of putting together a presentation on some of our recent research, 'Research Ideas to... More


I can't believe I forgot to go to the executive forum!

March 30, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

It happens every year.  They marked the wrong date.  They were ill.  They blanked out.  They wanted to save money, but now have non-buyers remorse, the shock of... More


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