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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For the first time in recorded U.S. employment history, employment in leisure and hospitality exceeds that of manufacturing. As of June 2007, there were 14,146,000 workers in... More
I once had an employer that offered benefits on an entirely cafeteria-style basis. I got X number of dollars of benefits subsidy, and I could spend it any way I liked. I could buy healthcare.... More