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A Hybrid Model

October 26, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

At the Contingent Workforce Summit in Dallas last week, many staffing agencies spoke to me of what they think is a new development in contingent workforce management i.e. the 'hybrid... More


Working Together

September 24, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

There’s an emerging trend for working together. It’s coworking. Your remote contingent workers no longer have to plod away in the confines of their home with only the TV or dog... More


HR Wants In

August 22, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Power centers are shifting! Procurement departments are playing a bigger and bigger role in supplier selection, increasingly taking over the overall responsibility for a corporation's... More


Talking About Your Temps

July 23, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s the world’s worst-kept corporate secret: using temporary workers. Every company on the Fortune 1000 and 500 lists does it. Yet when I ask companies to talk about their temporary... More


Shock: Man at work for 12 years not an independent contractor

November 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In October, an Illinois federal court found that a building maintenance worker employed for twelve years had been improperly classified as an independent contractor, and that his employer... More


Is it time for youtube?

October 29, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I happened to search for "temporary staffing" on youtube.com and noted that one staffing firm in particular has made very good use of that venue. Frontline Source Group... More


Opportunity and risk for commercial temp in new regulatory "nightmare"

August 31, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A seemingly minor provision in the 848-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill is being called a "logistical nightmare" by some attorneys, but it also just might be an... More


What do staffing firms hate the most? No, it's not VMS.

July 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, we surveyed staffing firms with regard to their attitude toward a wide variety of factors--legal and regulatory topics, staffing specific issues (such as VMS... More


Staffing firms are from Mars, staffing buyers are from Venus

July 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I happened to be going through some of our survey data from 2009, and noticed an interesting coincidence. 

When buyers were asked what advice they would give to staffing firms,... More


Welcome to Kafka's Department of Labor

July 19, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has discontinued its practice of offering specific guidance to employers wanting clarification regarding independent contractor compliance. ... More