Sales/Mktg & Market Opportunities

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

June 30, 2009

Seventy-nine metropolitan areas, ranked by trends in staffing employment
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA tops the list
Stormy weather: Metros near Phoenix, Charlotte, Boston

Where employment is still booming: June update

June 29, 2009

Ten industries that are bucking the trend
Employment trends in 114 industries examined and analyzed
Worst performing industry-temporary help

Selling to government: The HUBZone advantage

May 13, 2009

Opportunities for private/public partnership
How HUBZone status can help you
Easy-to-use website tells if you qualify

Selling to government: a steady partner in an uncertain world

May 5, 2009

Strategic perspectives and practical advice on becoming a gov't contractor
How Mentor-Protege Agreements can generate wins for staffing firms, large and small
Different sales cycle entirely, but misery acquaints a firm with strange bedfellows

Marketing Plan Basics, SI Review April 2009

March 31, 2009

Become a Marketing-Focused Company: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Staffing Marketing Plan

Find Opportunity with Federal Contracts, SI Review March 2009

March 12, 2009


Where employment is still booming

March 5, 2009

Twenty industries that are bucking the trend
Employment trends in 114 industries examined and analyzed
Worst performing industry-temporary help

Selling to government: the stimulus plan

March 5, 2009

$787 billion spending widespread
Aims to create or save at least 3.5 million jobs
Construction, retail and manufacturing may benefit most

Some staffing firms cutting marketing spend

January 29, 2009

Benchmarking data reveals decelerating trend
But is cutting a good idea?
Marketing spend patterns also changing

Temporary employee turnover

December 23, 2008

Temporary/Contract employee turnover down to 284% in 2007
Increasing length of assignment drives decrease in turnover
Length of assignment varies by industry