Jon Osborne's Blog

Sales calls still work

Maybe human interaction is still valuable after all.  When we asked contingent staffing buyers how they found their staffing suppliers, 45% said "salesperson called."  Yes, 45% of contingent staffing buyers quietly conceded that they hired at least one of their staffing firms because of a sales call.

In this age of the internet, in this technological age of MSPs and VMS and social... More

Bin Laden. What a great guy.

Happily for U.S. intelligence authorities, Bin Laden was a highly meticulous record keeper. One of the quirkier observations now being made from those records is that he offered his fighters excellent benefits.

As NPR reports "As odd as it sounds, al-Qaida had excellent HR benefits. The seized documents showed that al-Qaida paid an unusual amount of attention to its fighters and their families.... More