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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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Independent Contractors Helping to Shape the New World of Work

February 3, 2012
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Of 530 recently surveyed independent consultants, more than 80 percent expressed satisfaction with their employment status, although 27 percent admitted that, given the chance, they would return to a full-time job.
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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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Recruit Co. Lands Staffing Firm for $410 Million

January 4, 2012
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It marks the latest large-scale acquisition for Tokyo-based Recruit, and will result in Advantage Resourcing divesting most of its non-Japanese operations.
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Staffing Executive Convicted for Not Paying $15 Million

December 22, 2011
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money from the firms was used to buy homes and a yacht for Harrison as well as to finance commercial motion pictures including 'National Lampoon's Pucked' and 'Home of the Giants,' the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.
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Survey: Crowd Sourcing a Second Job for Many

December 22, 2011
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Crowd sourcing can involve breaking up a large task such as validating data or translation into many small tasks and farming them out to numerous workers online instead of hiring a single worker or small number of workers to do the single large task.
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Majority of Workers to Be Independent By 2020

December 20, 2011
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Independent workers include those on fixed-term contracts, independent consultants, those working through temporary agencies, workers on an on-call arrangement and those who own a business with less than five employees.
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Today's Workforce—Pressed and Stressed

December 16, 2011
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While politicians and pundits fret about unemployment and underemployment rates, growing numbers of employees are under pressure to do more. The resulting “work-more economy” threatens not just workers' sanity but companies' long-term success.
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Blockbuster Settles Sex Harassment, Retaliation Suit for $2 Million

December 16, 2011
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The alleged incidents took place in 2004 and 2005, according to the EEOC. They involved seven female temporary employees, four of whom are Hispanic.
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Caterpillar Sees Climb in Flex, Full-Time Workers

October 24, 2011
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Full-time, traditional employment at Caterpillar rose 18.7 percent to 121,513 workers at the end of the third quarter.
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