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'Kelly Girl' Turns 66: An Interview With Carl Camden

February 16, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Richard Rothschild speaks with Kelly Services Inc. president and CEO Carl Camden. For Kelly, it all began with a secretary who couldn't work because she was too ill. Sixty-six years later, it has become a multinational job placement company that finds temporary employment for 530,000 workers annually. With 8,000 full-time employees worldwide, the Troy, Michigan-based company's iconic image remains the “Kelly Girls,” those well-dressed women who would show up for office assignments wearing white gloves. Indeed, many observers still refer to the company with the words, “Oh, you're the Kelly Girls.”
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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Chrysler to Add 1,600 Jobs to Belvidere Plant: Report

January 27, 2012
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The announcement should be made Thursday when Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn visit the plant.
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Exec Recruiters Doing Recruiting of Their Own

January 27, 2012
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A big majority of New York's largest executive recruiting firms added to or maintained staff size. Hot fields include health care and technology—and even certain financial services.
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The Foreboding Footnote to NYC's Job Growth

January 19, 2012
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Lower-paying jobs make up most of the city's expected job growth for the next two years as health care and social services positions flourish.
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Move to Flexible Workforce Is Permanent, Consultants Say

January 18, 2012
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The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.
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How Is Worry About Home Mortgages Affecting Employee Relocation?

January 17, 2012
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How is the mortgage crisis affecting corporate relocation policies? —No Movement, manager, retail, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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'Hire Our Heroes': How Chamber of Commerce is Tackling Veterans' High Unemployment Rate

January 12, 2012
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An interview with Kevin Schmiegel, vice-president for veterans employment initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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