A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Chicago, if you must know) my manager at the time told me that when I left a phone message I should always repeat my phone number twice, and slowly, at the end of the message. That was good advice.... More
In 1347, plague swept across Europe, killing somewhere between a third to a half of the population. In its wake, it left a labor shortage of unprecedented proportion.
So far this week, Merrill Lynch was sold in a shotgun wedding to Bank of America; Lehman Brothers' U.S. operations wed Barclay's bank after the company was jilted by just about everyone... More
Business is in the business of solving other people's problems. Case in point: years ago staffing entrepreneurs took note of corporate short-term labor needs and over the last... More
Our annual survey of large staffing buyers has indicated an unbroken chain of increased VMS usage year after year. In 2008, the percentage of large buyers using VMS passed the... More
The next time you want to give a fright to your human resource department (and who doesn't?), call them up with a handkerchief over the receiver, breathe heavily and say "I know... More
We are doing some research right now on expected 2010 increases in state unemployment taxes, and it's looking pretty scary. In Florida, for instance, the minimum annual rate for... More
When we surveyed staffing buyers in 2006 regarding contingent worker assignment limits, 51% said they had some kind of limit on length of assignment for such workers. Limits varied... More