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IC fight comes to Middle Earth

November 14, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Are hobbits and goblins independent contractors or employees?

The government of New Zealand clarified that they are independent contractors, according to the BBC.

Hobbits and goblins... More


Are you paid enough?

August 31, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Would you like to know? At last, we can offer a bit of help with that question. In our latest annual staffing firm survey, we asked respondents to give their annual compensation, and... More


From science fiction to staffing?

September 27, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A company called Anybots has developed a robot that allows a remote worker to be "onsite" without being there in person.

The robot, called QB, allows a remote worker to control... More


What's under the union label? Sometimes it's a temp.

September 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The image of the earnest union protester seeking redress from maltreatment, an image won often at a heroic price in years past, is being tarnished by the recent practice of using low-paid... More


Forget Websters. There is no dictionary definition for insourcing.

September 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Before Rome burned, it was probably first besieged by acronyms. Indeed, for all I know, confusion brought on by the arcane language of specialist bureaucrats may have set the initial... More


Employee recognition is for suckers

October 20, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Take that title and put the word "not" at the end, and you will have some good advice.

We recently completed a report entitled "What's different about consistently profitable... More