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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

Who pays the fee? Evidently the old debate is not as dead as you thought

April 29, 2009 - from Barry Asin's Blog

I've got to admit that given the state of the world these days there is very little anymore that would shock me. 

GM going bankrupt?  Sure. Trillions to bail out banks? ... More

It's a Bird, a Plane ... an SOW?

May 4, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Statement of work is the buzz word in today’s CW world. But there is a lot of ambiguity about what SOW really is. From my discussions with contingent workforce managers and industry... More

Exotic cars, an actress, the IRS, and Axium

January 17, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Axium International Inc.'s bankruptcy filing sent shock waves through the staffing industry - it owned Ensemble Chimes Global, the largest vendor management system, and provided payroll... More

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