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Articles by Irwin Speizer

Employee Mobility Popped by the Housing Bubble

May 18, 2007
Corporations are struggling to deal with a prolonged U.S. housing slump that has left relocation programs stuck with high-priced homes purchased from employees who have been moved to new locations. Dealing with the weak U.S. housing market has become the top priority for most corporate relocation officers.
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Who Owns the Temps

April 12, 2007
While human resources remains the dominant player in contingent workforce plans at most companies, procurement officers are becoming much more involved—and in some cases control the process—thanks to increasing pressure for corporate cost control and savings.
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Connecting With Other Companies That Use Contingent Staff

April 12, 2007
The Contingent Workforce Strategies Council’s peer network is a direct response to requests from corporate executives keen on developing best practices in the field of contingent labor. The price for an annual membership is $30,000. So far, four companies have joined: Nationwide, Accenture, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.
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A Tight Talent Supply Drives Up Staffing Costs

March 16, 2007
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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Studies Take New Course at Kellogg

February 2, 2007
In the slump following the technology bust and the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Kellogg School of Management's non-degree executive education enrollment fell 30 percent. Stephen Burnett, associate dean of executive education at Kellogg, expected corporate clients to return to campus fairly quickly. It didn’t happen.
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