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Axiums Collapse Raises Vendor Management Questions

February 7, 2008
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When Axium filed for bankruptcy, staffing companies scrambled to collect outstanding bills that have been estimated at anywhere from $100 million to $300 million. Questions are being raised about vendor management system arrangements in general, and their power to control large numbers of staffing vendors.
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Staffing Firm Sells Off Non-Core Division

February 6, 2008
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Hudson Highland Group’s energy and engineering staffing subsidiary does not typically reflect low-skilled staffing, but was sold because it is not as profitable as divisions like legal and IT talent placement.
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Staffing Firms Expect Slowdown in 2008 Business

January 18, 2008
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More than 70 percent of staffing industry executives say they expect growth to continue at a lower rate this year, and 21 percent predict their business will remain stagnant or decline, according to a new survey.
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FedEx Suffers Independent Contractor Setback

December 26, 2007
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FedEx may have to pay $319 million plus interest in tax and penalties in connection with its classification of FedEx Ground pickup and delivery drivers as independent contractors.
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Recognition for the Enduring Work of a Temp

December 6, 2007
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Agapito Soto is the American Staffing Association’s 2007 National Staffing Employee of the Year. In a profession that’s best known for temporary placements, Soto has been on his current assignment for three years.
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California Suit Charges Staffing Firm with Comp Scheme

November 8, 2007
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California Attorney General Jerry Brown has sued PacifiStaff, a Southern California staffing company, charging that the firm has helped building contractors avoid paying workers compensation insurance.
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Overhauling an Old Brand

November 6, 2007
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Union-Pacific decided it needed to revamp its brand to compete for talent inside and out of the railroad industry.
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Lubrizol's Two-Track Approach

November 6, 2007
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With entry-level talent, Lubrizol focuses on raising brand recognition. With mid-career talent, it targets benefits of living in the Cleveland area.
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Selling Employee Passion

November 6, 2007
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SFM focuses on bringing in young talent who can be shaped to fit today's customer service-oriented culture.
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Talent Acquisition Special Report Burnishing the Brand

November 6, 2007
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Employers' efforts to market themselves as desirable places to work will go for naught if they do not first understand their own cultural strengths and weaknesses and what they can offer top-flight job candidates that their rivals cannot.
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