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Buyer interest in diversity grows

November 21, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A majority of staffing buyers, 53%, are increasing their use of women- and minority-owned staffing firms, according to the "Insight Staffing buyer survey: strategies for managing... More

Bomb threats and other reasons for not going to work

November 19, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

The (Manitowoc WI) Herald Times Reporter newspaper reported that Antonio Booker called in bomb threats Orion Energy Systems, where he was a temporary worker, causing an evacuation.... More

Staffing cited as good way to make a million

October 14, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

How to make a million dollars? How about staffing? cited staffing as one of seven businesses with good potential for a person to become a millionaire, in an article... More

South Dakota, the next Hawaii?

September 19, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

South Dakota may be the next Hawaii.

South Dakota has posted the lowest jobless rate among all states since January, according to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.... More

Reduce waist, raise revenue

August 25, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

ABC News' "20/20" recently featured Salo LLC, a Minneapolis-based staffing firm, that took part in a Mayo Clinic study replacing some traditional work stations with treadmills.... More

Spies wanted

July 14, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Great Britain's spy agency, MI6, is known to movie fans as the employer of secretive Agent 007, James Bond. However, the Associated Press reported the agency has begun a not-so-secretive open... More

Jobless Need Not Apply?

February 25, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

The practice of excluding unemployed workers from consideration for open jobs came into the spotlight as unemployment remains high.

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity... More

Are Missourians really less well-audited...or just more law-abiding?

November 29, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A recently published study by the Missouri State Auditor found that independent contractor misclassification audits performed by the state of Missouri identified just 0.1 misclassified... More

Job Boards' Demise Greatly Exaggerated, at Least for the Moment

January 28, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

There have been reports that some firms, including staffing companies, are cutting spend on job boards in favor of social media sites such as LinkedIn. But at least one career site ... More

Temp training: Whose job is it?

December 27, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Roughly a year ago, in May 2009, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the death of a temporary worker,... More