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Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, May 19, 2010
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Peek Under the Hood
In a Twitter World:
Sealing the deal in 140 characters or less
By Jim Lanzalotto

Feature PhotoThe proliferation and prevalence of microblogging sites such as Twitter provide windows into the daily world of users all over the world. Some we want to see; others not so much. Sometimes, though, what people have to say can be interesting. I've often wondered what a managed services provider (MSP) might have to say about its experiences while chasing a new contract with a prospective customer. To that end, here are my musings -- how I imagine an MSP sales pro would tweet his experiences during the process of a new business pitch. In 140 characters or less.

Name Mr. X
Location Anytown USA
Bio Head of Biz Dev for awesome managed staffing company ...

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Heard on the Street

The Case for Sole Proprietorship
"Sole Proprietorships are one of the fastest-growing forms of new business."

--Erik Vonk, Founder and CEO, BOTH USA

The trend toward independent work arrangements is increasing, thanks not only to the economy, but also to fundamental changes in the employment market. ...

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Benchmarks

Healthcare Professional Bill Rates

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Behind the News

Farming out Recruiting
Despite the economy -- or perhaps because of it -- finding the right people to fill jobs is tough. Throw in the complexities of a workforce ranging from baby boomers and Generation Y and encompassing sophisticated technology making time zones irrelevant ...

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Legal Eagle

A Matter of Faith
In EEOC v. Kelly Services, Inc., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against staffing firm Kelly Services in a Title VII religious discrimination/accommodation case. The case involved a Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf, or khimar, even though ...

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Contingent Work Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Update
The legal environment for contingent work is changing rapidly, are you keeping up? Court rulings, new legislation, regulatory changes, this abundance of new information can be daunting. Ignoring these changes can be costly to you and your contingent workforce program if you aren't prepared.

This information packed webinar--"Contingent Work Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Update," May 27--will help you sift through the merely interesting developments to find those that are truly important. Get a concise update on the most critical changes that will affect contingent work at the local, state and national level. Straight from the employment law experts at Littler Mendelson, the nation's leading law firm providing employment law counsel to corporations---with a dedicated practice group in place whose focus is Contingent Labor.

In the past, we've covered hot topics and issues such as:

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CONTINGENT WORKFORCE STRATEGIES 30 is published bimonthly by Staffing Industry Analysts and is delivered to buyers of staffing services. For change of email address write to subservices@staffingindustry.com or call 1-800-950-9496.

To contact the editor, please e-mail Subadhra Sriram or call 650.390.6194.

To advertise, contact Diana Gabriel or call 650.390.6193.

Copyright 2010 Crain Communications Inc

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