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The Economy Stinks, So Let's Close Our Eyes and Dance - January's Marketing Blog

January 21, 2009 - from Hinda Chalew's Blog

Just in case you weren't aware, Barack Obama was inaugurated as our 44 President.  He made it clear in his speech that the economy is not well, and it will not heal itself for... More


Shock: Man at work for 12 years not an independent contractor

November 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In October, an Illinois federal court found that a building maintenance worker employed for twelve years had been improperly classified as an independent contractor, and that his employer... More


Is it time for youtube?

October 29, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I happened to search for "temporary staffing" on youtube.com and noted that one staffing firm in particular has made very good use of that venue. Frontline Source Group... More


Opportunity and risk for commercial temp in new regulatory "nightmare"

August 31, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A seemingly minor provision in the 848-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill is being called a "logistical nightmare" by some attorneys, but it also just might be an... More


What do staffing firms hate the most? No, it's not VMS.

July 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, we surveyed staffing firms with regard to their attitude toward a wide variety of factors--legal and regulatory topics, staffing specific issues (such as VMS... More


Staffing firms are from Mars, staffing buyers are from Venus

July 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I happened to be going through some of our survey data from 2009, and noticed an interesting coincidence. 

When buyers were asked what advice they would give to staffing firms,... More


Welcome to Kafka's Department of Labor

July 19, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has discontinued its practice of offering specific guidance to employers wanting clarification regarding independent contractor compliance. ... More


Gold in IT niches?

June 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

We just released this year's Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms list.  In all, 44 firms made the cut, each generating compound annual organic growth of 15% or more between the years... More


Offshore recruiter for $800 a month!

June 28, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

That was the header in an email I received recently.  The email indicated that my name came up during a search for leading staff augmentation firms.  I don't have a staff... More


The butler didn't do it…it was locums!

June 8, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

There I was, innocently reading the Dover Thrift Edition of "Victorian Tales of Terror," when suddenly, like a phantom in the night, contingent labor cast its shadow over... More