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The Age of Man

September 29, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s not always about money. Contrary to conventional wisdom and cynics, workers want to be kept on their toes. And it doesn’t really matter if they are contingent or an employee;... More

What's In a Name?

September 20, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

When it comes to contingent workers, a lot. Here’s why. One contingent worker might consider him- or herself an independent contractor, another a freelancer, still another a statement... More

Divided by a common language?

September 14, 2011 - from John Nurthen's Blog

Having worked in the staffing industry in an international capacity for a number of years, I’ve become quite familiar with the differences in spelling and pronunciation between American... More

What Are You But Your Reputation?

September 9, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

This could be a bumper sticker for this decade. Between social media and the zillion other forms of communication open to folks out there, it can take just one disgruntled worker going... More


September 9, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

Other than our own data released on the Research page, one of the best sources of statistics on European markets is the European Commission’s Eurostat website. Eurostat... More

The IRS Will Not Look the Other Way

August 29, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Yes, we know there’s been a recession. It’s been the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression; in fact the United States has never seen anything quite like this. But that... More

Root for Those Temps in Tough Times

August 24, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s not a good omen. Like everything else that is related to the economy, temporary worker usage has stalled. The number of U.S temporary help jobs was flat in July.

As we came off... More

Six Ss of Search

August 15, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

This week I wanted to focus on a lesson I learned some time ago from Russ Haynal. Whether you are specifically studying European labour markets or more generally looking to research... More

Ivory Towers

August 8, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

Academic sources are a useful source of data on the markets we cover.  Two resources in particular are worth highlighting. The Flexwork Research Centre (FWRC) provides a comprehensive... More

A dip into the invisible web

July 25, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

Navigating the oceans of information we now have available, there are the whales like Google or Bing but also pilot fish small, nimble and gobbling up data.

I want to focus on just... More