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Secret message to C.I.A. : call us and ask about the "CWS Council"

December 29, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

A New York Times article recently revealed that private contractors are being used by the C.I.A. not just for logistical support but as de facto agents, participating in clandestine... More

Half of staffing buyers still use assignment limits--why?

February 19, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

When we surveyed staffing buyers in 2006 regarding contingent worker assignment limits, 51% said they had some kind of limit on length of assignment for such workers.  Limits varied... More

Double submittals: who owns the candidate?

April 22, 2008 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Double submittals. As a manager in charge of your CW program, you might ask what that question has to do with me. But if your goal is to get the best temporary help at a competitive... More

Think grey

February 28, 2008 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

I keep hearing some recurring themes. 1. The baby boomer population is retiring 2. There is a dip in the number of younger workers due to declining birth rates 3. Nineteen percent of... More

What's in a name?

January 24, 2008 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

In the course of my job, I sometimes have to call staffing firms to interview them.During the conversation, I refer to them as a staffing firm and a very common response is; oh, we... More

Contingent Workforce Manager - A Profession?

November 26, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Maybe we haven't gotten to the point where people say, 'Oh I am a contingent workforce manager' much the same way as with lawyers or doctors ,but it's getting to be a profession. At... More

A Hybrid Model

October 26, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

At the Contingent Workforce Summit in Dallas last week, many staffing agencies spoke to me of what they think is a new development in contingent workforce management i.e. the 'hybrid... More

Working Together

September 24, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

There’s an emerging trend for working together. It’s coworking. Your remote contingent workers no longer have to plod away in the confines of their home with only the TV or dog... More

HR Wants In

August 22, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Power centers are shifting! Procurement departments are playing a bigger and bigger role in supplier selection, increasingly taking over the overall responsibility for a corporation's... More

Talking About Your Temps

July 23, 2007 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s the world’s worst-kept corporate secret: using temporary workers. Every company on the Fortune 1000 and 500 lists does it. Yet when I ask companies to talk about their temporary... More