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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

What's under the union label? Sometimes it's a temp.

September 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The image of the earnest union protester seeking redress from maltreatment, an image won often at a heroic price in years past, is being tarnished by the recent practice of using low-paid... More

Forget Websters. There is no dictionary definition for insourcing.

September 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Before Rome burned, it was probably first besieged by acronyms. Indeed, for all I know, confusion brought on by the arcane language of specialist bureaucrats may have set the initial... More

Employee recognition is for suckers

October 20, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Take that title and put the word "not" at the end, and you will have some good advice.

We recently completed a report entitled "What's different about consistently profitable... More