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Homeland Security’s Use of Contractors Comes Under Fire

February 26, 2010
The department estimates it has 200,000 contractors working for it and 188,000 civilian employees—not including uniformed members of the Coast Guard—for a total workforce of almost 400,000, according to information provided by the committee.
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Staffing Firm Spherion Changes Name to SFN Group

February 24, 2010
The company will continue to trade under the symbol SFN on the New York Stock Exchange. SFN Group’s divisions include Technisource, Tatum, Mergis, Todays Office Professionals, SourceRight Solutions and Spherion Staffing Services.
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New York Governor Defends Use of Temporary Employees

January 29, 2010
In some cases temporary workers are paid a higher rate than state workers—such as in the medical field and in certain trades such as steamfitters—but that is justified based on the temporary nature of the work or inability to recruit permanent workers, according to the governor’s office.
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Case Study Providing Quality Technology Workers in an Instant

January 27, 2010
In its eighth year, Instant Technology provides technology staffing to Fortune 1,000 companies as well as small and medium-size firms. Its clients are in a number of industries, including advertising, airline/aviation, banking/financial, consulting, consumer goods, education, entertainment, food, health care, legal, manufacturing, printing/publishing, retail, telecommunications and travel.
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Laying the Groundwork for HR Outsourcing

January 12, 2010
The second decade of HRO begins with a much more balanced perspective of outsourcing and a clearer understanding of its strengths and limitations. But if the promises of outsourcing are to be achieved, there are a few important considerations that should guide its use. Successful outsourcing begins with internal processes, including HR transformation, pragmatic scoping of the HR outsourcing project, gap analysis and change management.
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