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For staffing firm workers losing their jobs

January 27, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Staffing firm internal employment growth has been decelerating for some time, and with the recent mention here and there of industry cuts, it looks like such internal employment may... More

Time to stick it to staffing firms?

February 21, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

At last, staffing buyers have staffing firms at their mercy.  The economy is in shambles.  Staffing firms are cutting internal staff and offices.  Many such firms, mom... More

Our 2009 Staffing Firm Survey is Underway--$3,000 in Prizes

February 20, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Want to know what other staffing firms are charging for temp-to-hire conversions?  How they calculate temp wage rates?  How about what fees they pay for VMS and how much of... More

Where staffing isn't plummeting

July 9, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, the 2009 Executive Forum, that is.

In the course of putting together a presentation on some of our recent research, 'Research Ideas to... More

I can't believe I forgot to go to the executive forum!

March 30, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

It happens every year.  They marked the wrong date.  They were ill.  They blanked out.  They wanted to save money, but now have non-buyers remorse, the shock of... More

Your biggest marketing mistake of the year...

April 15, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Would be to miss the opportunity to participate in Staffing Industry Analysts annual staffing firm ranking.

Your firm is too small you say?  Maybe so, maybe not.  Do you have... More

Temporary staffing comics

April 16, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

It's a rare thing for comics to touch upon the subject of temporary staffing.

However, the Dilbert comics recently featured a series of four strips on the subject of 'overqualified temps,'... More

Hooray! We "only" lost 63,000 temp jobs in April!

May 8, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The second derivative has been the last refuge of the bulls in recent months; tracking it is an optimists' game, but it's also the only way to know when things are turning around and... More

M&A firms making you an offer

May 26, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

You might think that M&A advisory firms are formal, unapproachable sorts of places, with stone-serious people in suits who start running the meter the second you call them, places... More

What would Einstein buy?

May 27, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I am sometimes asked what segments and sectors are most attractive for acquisition.  The wise, considered, sober answer, delivered with a thoughtful sigh while wiping ones glasses... More