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Contingent Staffing

Tracking the Cost-benefit of Using Contingent Employees

May 25, 2005
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T-Mobile has been measuring the efficiency of the 600 to 700 technical temps that are managing the wireless network it acquired from Cingular in California and Nevada.
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HSN Turns to Part-Timers

February 14, 2005
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Adding part-time labor to better staff local operations and improve cost-effectiveness is just one aspect of an overall strategy to maintain flexibility and diversity within HSN’s workforce.
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Jack in the Box Tackles Turnover

December 22, 2004
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Offering insurance to hourly workers--aimed at reducing turnover--is part of a larger effort to improve the overall dining experience.
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Going to Ground

December 6, 2004
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The success of FedEx Ground has intrigued analysts and workplace trend watchers. They see the use of contract drivers by FedEx Ground, a division of FedEx Corp., as a way for the company to cut costs and use that competitive edge to win market share from rival UPS. Critics, meanwhile, wonder if the contractor model is a formula for long-term success or simply a cost cutting gimmick that provides a short-term advantage that can spur immediate and rapid growth but can’t sustain it. The independent-contractor method also raises questions about the role of corporations in protecting workers by contributing to health insurance, pensions, unemployment insurance and all the other elements of the safety net on which many American workers rely.
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Temps at the Top

July 30, 2004
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While still considered a niche industry, interim-executive staffing is becoming increasingly common for companies seeking new tools to spur change and to achieve rapid results. Top-level temporary CEOs, CFOs and CIOs can cost as much as $77,000 a month, but experts say the experience and ability that companies receive for the money can save them millions in the long run. The right interim hire can sometimes make the difference in a company's surviving a crisis period intact.
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An Inside Look at Outsiders

May 29, 2004
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"As an outsider, I don't have any skin in the game," says Paul Lemerise. "I can be more effective."
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FedEx Court Decision Is a Wake-Up Call

May 29, 2004
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A California judge has ruled that FedEx Ground “purposely created controls of an employment nature, hoping that in spite of those strictures, the status would still be seen and considered to be that of an independent contractor.”
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Contractor's Road Is Wide Open

May 29, 2004
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Says one contractor, "I wasn't aware of the huge value of a benefits package."
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Part-Time Workers Lag in Benefit Coverage

May 29, 2004
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A chart showing how many part-time employees have access to benefits.
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Making the Case for Flexibility

May 29, 2004
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One firm is learning new ways to measure productivity beyond just billable hours.
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