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My moral quandary

March 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In our latest annual staffing firm survey, we asked staffing firms--500 of them--the following question: "What marketing tactic would you say has the highest bang-to-buck return... More

How many temporary staffing firms are there in the U.S.?

March 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The answer we used to give to that question was 9,500.
That was based largely on a relatively definitive, though also tardy, estimate, which came from the U.S. Economic Census. ... More

My very last pitch for cafeteria-style healthcare benefits

March 20, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Back in November 2007, I warned that temp benefits were "one of the biggest political icebergs in the staffing world's waters," and I recommended a solution that could... More

Movin' on up -- or -- Home is where the heart is...

February 22, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

As you may already be aware, Staffing Industry Analysts recently moved to new offices. 

We did so partly to accommodate growth and partly because the commercial real estate bust... More

Temp training: whose job is it?

June 2, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Roughly a year ago, in May 2009, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the death of a temporary worker,... More

Independent contractor compliance issue heating up

May 26, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A recent news report said FedEx Corp. was rolling out new regulations for its independent contractors. Separately, a new federal bill would add more regulations.  But it is in... More

You want fast?

April 22, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Fastest car? The SSC Ultimate Aero with a top speed of 257 mph, according to Guinness World Records.

Fastest land animal? The cheetah with a top speed of 70 mph, according to More

Name that staffing firm

April 9, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

The first quarter saw an unusually high number of staffing firms adopt new names.

SFN Group is the new moniker for Spherion Corp., the seventh-largest staffing firm in the U.S. However,... More

Healthcare reform and staffing, what's next?

February 17, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

What is next for healthcare reform and the possible impact on the staffing industry?

Different versions of healthcare reform were passed by the House and Senate -- both could have meant... More

Web video comedy series all about "The Temp Life"

September 24, 2009 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Characters that happen to be temporary workers occasionally pop up in television shows and movies. Now, it turns out, they also have complete television series devoted to them.

The Tubefilter... More