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Pandora’s Box: Misclassification

January 17, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The IRS looks for it. Employers dread and hate it. And regardless of the different sentiments it arouses, it is not going to go away: Worker misclassification. According to a recent... More

Only Dinosaurs Don't Use Temps

January 3, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Does your company use contingents? Can it staff a project within 48 hours? Does the company have a temp-to-perm hiring option? Does your management team talk about workforce modeling... More

Finally, A Better Rep

December 20, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Respect has been hard won for the staffing industry. It’s come a long way from the often derogatory epithet: “temp”.  But it took many years and a recession that brought... More

Do staffing companies spend enough on marketing?

December 15, 2011 - from John Nurthen's Blog

Staffing is a “me too” industry. Staffing companies generally provide the same types of services to the same group of customers – and, in many instances are even supplying the... More

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo

December 13, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Last weekend, a friend gave me a beautiful candle as a gift. No surprise there, given it’s the holiday season. But more than the candle — beautiful as it was — here’s what caught... More

Co-employment Is Not A Dirty Word

December 8, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

You are a co-employer. There. I said it. Co-employment is unavoidable in most contingent labor situations. In fact, that’s not a bad thing. Nevertheless, the very term causes many... More

Online Services Take Aim at Small Jobs

December 5, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Some online services now act as middlemen in parceling out small tasks. With a few clicks on a keyboard anyone can summon an assistant to pick up the groceries, help put together Ikea... More

Google is so last year

November 29, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

I am “old” enough to have lived through the bubble. After which a large number of useful online resources and technologies disappeared because they could not answer the... More

Tra La La La La: Why Services Procurement Strikes a Chord

November 29, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Suppliers and customers are all raving about services procurement. But here’s the catch: It means different things to different people. So I decided to explore this term a bit by... More

Before Leaping on the Metric Bandwagon, Define It

November 18, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Everyone’s talking about metrics in the industry. From time to fill, submittal rates, open rates etc., the verbiage is being tossed around. SIA’s VP of research, Jon Osborne fields... More