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Temp Nurses Are Lifesavers
They may be temporary, but engaging these nurses could mean the difference between life and death, says a new study.
Supplemental nurses could be “lifesavers” during […]
Why no direct hiring manager contact is beneficial for suppliers in an MSP program
At the CWS Summit in San Diego last September, I noticed a re-occurring theme in my direct dialogue with other program managers as well as suppliers: How do you manage your vendor list and do you allow manager/supplier contact?
As you’re reading this, […]
Are you cranking up hiring for 2013? As the economy slowly improves, many people are looking to change jobs. How do you attract the right talent? Though the industry specializes in putting people to work, hiring for clients and hiring internally are different. One can excel at the former and not be as successful at […]
The burgeoning concern over confidential information
Many businesses have increased their reliance on contingent workforces over the past decade. While their use provides ﬂexibility to address business needs appropriately, contingents also present some challenges when it comes to safeguarding conﬁdential information and trade secrets. Staﬃng providers should be prepared to help address these concerns.
What is conﬁdential […]
After years of training and coaching, I’ve come to understand that many people are just plain afraid of face-to-face networking — and have different perceptions on what networking is. So when I train stafﬁng professionals in effective networking, I start out by deﬁning what it isn’t: It isn’t selling. It isn’t using people strictly for […]
It’s been an interesting pattern over the last decade for the staﬃng industry. If one looked back to 2000 it would seem then that staﬃng industry growth would go on forever. It didn’t. But what stands out is the shift in the way labor is procured.
What we have been witnessing over the last decade is […]
Brad Pitt plays him in the movie, Moneyball. But that’s not his claim to fame. Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane shot into the limelight because he popularized a new method of rating players in baseball: sabermetrics.
Like many other business managers, Billy Beane grappled with scarce resources. He needed the kind of money the Oakland […]
Jay Lash argues online staffing is really just online freelance, but Andrew Karpie says it is a platform that can support many types of work arrangements.
ARGUMENT: It is really just online freelancing
By Jay Lash
Online staffing is primarily a manifestation and enabler of virtualizing freelance work.
Largely focused on the creative freelancer, oﬀshore developer, moonlighter and administrative home worker, […]
Being upfront with your temps can avert disappointment
Previous writers for this column have noted how they used staffing firms to help them establish professional experience fresh out of college. I had a different experience. My finance and accounting staffing firm found it difficult to place me out of college since I had no work history.