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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


IC fight comes to Middle Earth

November 14, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Are hobbits and goblins independent contractors or employees?

The government of New Zealand clarified that they are independent contractors, according to the BBC.

Hobbits and goblins... More


Are you paid enough?

August 31, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Would you like to know? At last, we can offer a bit of help with that question. In our latest annual staffing firm survey, we asked respondents to give their annual compensation, and... More


From science fiction to staffing?

September 27, 2010 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A company called Anybots has developed a robot that allows a remote worker to be "onsite" without being there in person.

The robot, called QB, allows a remote worker to control... More