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Contingent Staffing

A Focus on Long-Term Careers in the Contingent World

March 20, 2007
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Bernadette Kenny is the staffing industry’s first “chief career officer,” a newly created position at industry giant Adecco’s North American operations designed to provide leadership and guidance on workforce retention, development and recruitment.
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A Tight Talent Supply Drives Up Staffing Costs

March 16, 2007
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Staffing companies’ top challenge is finding and keeping qualified people to satisfy their clients’ needs. If trends that were under way in 2006 continue in 2007, U.S. corporations will spend more on contingent staffing without a corresponding increase in the number of temporary workers hired.
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5 Questions for Joyce Russell, Presiden, Adecco General Staffing USA

January 29, 2007
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Joyce Russell’s promotion this month to president of Adecco General Staffing USA makes her one of the highest-ranking female executives in the $131 billion staffing industry. She will oversee Adecco’s temporary and direct-hire staffing, a division that generates $3 billion in revenue annually.
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Personality Testing Controversial, But Poised to Take Off

August 17, 2006
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Advocates of personality testing say such assessments offer useful and legitimate insights into how well people might fit into an organization. Critics, though, question personality tests’ effectiveness and suggest they can harm job candidates.
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Retiree Employment Web sites

February 22, 2006
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Retirees represent a potential pool of highly skilled labor. These Web sites that can help employers find qualified older workers.
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Setting Sites on Retirees

February 22, 2006
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Several retiree employment Web sites are playing matchmaker to companies and retirees. These sites take advantage not only of demographic trends, but technological ones: Employment advertising has migrated to the Internet, and the number of Internet-savvy retirees is growing.
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The Fuzzy Math on Executive Pay

February 16, 2006
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The SEC's 370-page proposal for executive compensation disclosure could create more questions than answers. Companies point to difficulties placing a value on perks and future benefits while claiming that competitive information could be compromised.
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The Big Not-So-Easy

February 8, 2006
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Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and neighboring regions have been through multiple stages of recovery, and each one has been accompanied by a brand-new job market. The staffing industry has had to adapt each time.
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Battles Wax and Wane in the 'Permatemp' Wars

October 12, 2005
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Companies largely are steering clear of trouble, but legal action against FedEx Ground and Hewlett-Packard shows that important issues have not been laid to rest.
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Temp-to-Hire is Becoming a Full-Time Practice at Firms

June 2, 2005
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"Try before you buy" has gained favor as employers seek more flexible workforces and await signs of a sustained economic recovery.
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