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Feature - CWS 30 February 1.2

February 18, 2009

Super-sized operations come with increased challenges

Managing employees in the unknown zone

February 17, 2009

How to handle unexplainable drops in performance
Three employee profiles that pose unique challenges for managers
Understanding the effects of performance management on organizational culture

Keys to CW Success: Contingent Workforce Management: The 6 Critical Areas of Risk,CWS 30 February 1.2

February 17, 2009


Analysis of Spherion 4Q08 earnings release

February 12, 2009

Revenue down 20.3% y/y on organic basis
Commercial direct-hire off 56.5% y/y, professional off 50.0%
Widespread revenue declines across temp segments

2009 Staffing Industry Executive Forum Corporate Member Registration - Payment Plan

February 11, 2009

March 17-19, 2009, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach, FL.

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Analysis of KForce 4Q08 earnings release

February 11, 2009

KForce outperforms in "flex" Technology
Strong growth in Health Information Management grinds to a halt
1Q09 revenue guidance implies y/y contraction of 14% to 18% (organic)

Analysis of TrueBlue 4Q08 earnings release

February 10, 2009

Revenue falls by 27% y/y on an organic basis
Same-store sales down 24.5% y/y
Internal team tracks potential economic stimulus projects

Analysis of MPS Group 4Q08 earnings release

February 5, 2009

4Q08 revenue of $488 million; 6.6% y/y contraction on organic, c/c basis
First four weeks of January: "Perm" revenue down 60% y/y in North America Professional
1Q09 guidance implies 21%-28% y/y revenue contraction (not adjusted for acquisitions, currency)

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

February 4, 2009

San Antonio TX and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX metro area tie for first place
Median decay in staffing employment accelerates to -7.1% y/y
Median twelve-month trend reveals deterioration has steepened

Analysis of Manpower 4Q08 earnings release

February 3, 2009

4Q08 U.S. revenue down 15% y/y on an organic basis
France down 21% on ailing automotive industry's cutbacks on CW spend
Right Management thriving, up 20%