Staffing Show 2007

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This last week Tempworks unveiled its WPF-based Enterprise staffing software product at the American Staffing Association conference in San Antonio. But the hit of the show was a keynote by Erik Weihenmayer, the blind guy who climbed Mount Everest, about overcoming your fears and not letting people keep you down. It hit me pretty hard to see what he has done in the face of adversity.

Job Claims Rise: Looking Like 2007?

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May Day? link]. Looks like that “weather related” Q1 drop in the GDP has some company: Getting a full time job is getting harder with each month that passes: Meanwhile, if you’re unemployed and don’t want to move to Texas or North Dakota, there’s a bright spot: temp staffing numbers are trending up.

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At #SourceCon discussing Sourcing in 2007 vs Sourcing in 2017

Jim Stroud

We discussed what he’s been up to since the very first SourceCon in 2007, how sourcing has evolved since then and what recruiters and sourcers should be doing now. Listen in now or suffer … Continue reading At #SourceCon discussing Sourcing in 2007 vs Sourcing in 2017. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Jeremy Langhans of Paired Sourcing.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Been Video Blogging.

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For English, Press One

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Para espagnol, marca dos. If you are obsessive-compulsive, press three repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, please wait for someone to press four for you If you called to see if we happened to fill your job order for a night-shift bilingual nuclear physicist, please hold the line we're baking one up in the back right now

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Another Nail in the VMS Software Coffin

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Fellow staffing blogger Lisa Amorao interviews TIVO's staffing director about mi grating from one VMS program to another. Highlights: The previous VMS vendor got nasty when they got dumped: "There were some sour grapes on their side.

Funding Plus Service: Better Than a Bank

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The funding of payroll through the sale of invoices (factoring) has been around since the post-WWII get-go of the staffing industry and has played a key role in the advancement of many great staffing companies. I remember my Dad telling me about Design Service, a national technical staffing company he helped build-up some 50 years ago.

Merry Christmas!

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Not Worth the Fight!

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Ever Been Late for an Important Client Meeting?

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Three Myths of Offshoring

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Fast-forward to 2007 and I can't say enough how glad I am to have passed on the temptation. By the time I got to India in the early 1990s to sell my software package to Air India, the average salaries for talented developers there fell well below the $1/hr range. Opening a development center seemed like a slam dunk. With bill rates ranging from $100/hr to $150/hr in the U.S. and Germany, how could you beat those kind of margins?

They're Married!

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John Long, Brenda Larson, and me standing in front of the first Tempworks office off of 35W in Bloomington, MN, this last week. John and Brenda were married last night. They were the first employees of Tempworks back in 1997 and were instrumental in the early growth of the company. Brenda is a class act PR professional and John a mathematical genius. They both now work for Avionte and are starting their new life together in Hugo, MN

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Another Kind of Staffing Solution

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How to Build a Profitable Vendor Management Business

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What industry practice has done more to ruin relationships, decrease quality hires, keep hiring managers from communicating effectively with recruiters, increase corporate bureaucracy, generate countless meetings, waste hundreds of hours in unfruitful training, and ultimately result in long, expensive implementations? Ask anyone in staffing during the last 10 years and you’ll get the same answer: Vendor Management Systems (VMS).

La Merde Partout

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More than 600 people per year injure themselves in France each year stepping in or avoiding dog poop

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Evil Mainframes?

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Don't Choose the Rabbit!

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Ouch! This Could Be About Me

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Nice Little Demo of Tempworks

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One of our trainers, Alisha Arnold, made a nice little demo of Tempworks. Check it out

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Staffing e-zine Loaded With Great Articles

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Wilson Cole has accumulated quite a treasure chest of articles on staffing software, funding, employment insurance and back-office services. Check it out

Marx Not Dead Thanks to Staffing Industry?

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Marx seemed dead for a decade or so, but here's an Argentinan political operative opining that temporary agencies and Manpower in particular exploit the proletariat for the benefit of the bourgeoisie. And imagine, those evil staffing companies are trying to make a profit too! "A A cambio de estos servicios prestados a otros capitalistas, las agencias de empleo reciben una parte de la plusvalía que estos últimos extraen a sus obreros." As usual, leftist rhetoric dies on its own vine.

Nephew Developer

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My nephew Jason developed websites for us recently. He's now back at design school at Cal State Northridge

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It's Not a Crime When Our Friends Do It

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Urge to Serve Should Override Urge to Create

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At TempWorks, we regularly get what we call "internet leads". They come as inbound email messages, phone calls and web registrations from aspiring staffing professionals launching a staffing company. I like to get on the line with these guys (and gals) and try to get inside their entrepreneurial brains, as there's nothing like the excitement of someone starting up a company.

The Candidate Shortage Lie

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It seems that you can't pick up an HR publication without reading something about the so-called 'candidate shortage'. Key employee leaves: candidate shortage. Restaurant short on help: candidate shortage. Staffing company can't fill job order: candidate shortage. And so on. The reality is that no free market has a shortage of anything. The laws of supply and demand do not stop applying simply because we are dealing with people.

Not Your Father's Candidate Portal

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Today, nearly every recruitment-related company vaunts some kind of online recruitment presence dubbed 'candidate portal'. This term has become so over-used and to mean so many things that it has become meaningless. Some companies use the term 'candidate portal' to refer to a generic website. This often amounts to little more than an html page with a company name and logo. Some staffing companies who have chugged a little further upstream have put an email address on it.

Time to Discredit the WPF Naysayers

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Great is not the enemy of good. I don't like to spend a lot of time discrediting competitors, but I'll make an exception here because of the PR traction one has gotten with a well-written (but faulty) blog post that criticized WPF. Briefly, WPF encompasses Microsoft's next generation Windows platform, which Tempworks uses for its Enterprise product line. WPF is in fact very new, and we are the only company I'm aware of offering a Microsoft Certified line-of-business application.

Google Hell

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The other day, after spending approximately 15 minutes struggling with a simple update to Google's rain-making Adwords Software, I had one of my web-guru programmers come over to help. This is a guy who develops and works with web software all day long and has an ear ring. You get the idea - he has all of the other requirements for cracking any hard-to-use website out there and, granted, he did just that.

Princess Leia Works for Tempworks

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Three Contracts; Three Swords

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One thing that makes America great is competition. I once lived in Soviet Armenia where competition officially did not exist and its void was filled by a large mafia-run, black-market. If a competitor encroached, you simply planned a little trip for him - unless of course he planned yours first. The result either way was a disaster for everyone. Lines were long. Roads crumbled. Food rotted. Communist newspapers served as toilet paper.

We Love You HR, Courtesy of Manpower's Legal Counsel

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Ok I've used this blog regularly as a soap box for deriding the global staffing companies and their failure to thrive in the US market, so I have to give credit when they do something so hilariously good that you can see that they have the guts and class to compete globally. Check out this clip by Mark Toth, Chief Legal Counsel for Manpower, Inc. You can find his blog here

Notification Services: the Underpinnings of Web 2.0 Staffing

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If you look at the white-hot web 2.0 companies - Facebook, Twitter, Pownce - you'll notice they all share a common strength: delivering notifications. In the case of Facebook, a frenzy of notifications interlocks teens into tight social networks. In Tempworks new Enterprise product, we've taken the same concept to staffing software.

My Client, Hire Dynamics

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Hire Dynamics, run by owners Dan Campbell and Jon Neff, is one of the nation's fastest growing staffing companies. They recently won an Excalibur Technology Award in Georgia for their implementation of our paperless application processes. Here is some background: Complexity of the problem: Prior to implementation of DocCenter, a customer and candidate online application portal, Hire Dynamics was able to accept and process only paper-based applications from potential job candidates.

When 2+2 doesn't equal 4

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Chicken Soup for the Staffing Sales Professional

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