Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

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Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion, pointed out that the jobless rate in October was the lowest since February 2008. The post Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 appeared first on Rezoomo Blog. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell marginally to 5.3% in October.

Recession Fears Slam UK Staffing Stocks

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Turnover (British for 'Sales') increased 38% in the 4th quarter of 2008 for Michael Page, not bad but not enough to keep its stock from falling some 50% during that same period. UK staffing stocks fell sharply in the last three months despite strong earnings and revenue growth.

Three Steps for Recruiting a Star Performer

Staffing Talk

This is a story about how Tempworks recruited a star programmer, James Tamplin, who moved on several years ago after a brilliant stint with us and is now an aspiring actor and a founder of SendMeHome.Com. This is James above in the “Hells Angels Ketchup Packet” video clip.

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Merry Christmas from TempWorks

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Another "Not Invented Here" Software Development Saga

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Staffing Software Talk readers know about the "Not Invented Here" syndrome that causes staffing companies to piss away big dollars on failed software projects. We see it often. It's so commonplace, so sad as to be funny.

Bert and Ernie Recruit with Twitter

Staffing Talk

Staffing and recruiting professionals slow to take up Twitter may be missing out on a great way to recruit and prospect. Ernie and Bert think so! Hey if two puppets could drum up activity for a staffing company with it so can you. Steps: Get an account at Twitter.com.

Recession Strategy: Put the Kids to Work

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On-the-job experience trumps education any day of the week, so you have to be impressed with this approach to fighting the recession: Is this a joke? Not at all. It gets the responsibility-not-entitlement message across from the get-go.

Man and Car

Staffing Talk

For other work by Vladimir Nikolic, check out his website and especially this clip of the orthodox cross performed to techno-beat as inspired by my favorite mathematician Blaise Pascal who said “Kneel down, move your lips in prayer, and you will believe

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XKCD

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So what does XKCD have to do with staffing software? Nothing, but you can buy a Linux-Cheat-Shirt at their store

Ben Stein's Wake Up Call to Return to Acting

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Watch this clip and tell me Ben Stein might consider finding a hide-out for himself or at least returning to acting.

Big Draw at Minnesota Recruiters Conference

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[link] In my never-ending quest to keep up with the different dimension of staffing software, I attended with 300 recruiters today a conference held at Best Buy here in the Twin City suburb of Richfield.

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Taleo Revisited

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I have no bone to pick with Taleo other than that I plan for Tempworks to eat their lunch. And so it is that earlier this year I did the video post below on Taleo's acquisition of Vurv about which I received nastygrams from apparent Taleo fans.

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Acquisition Hangover at Larger Staffing Firms

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French Staffing Market Down 20%

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[link] « Surtout dans l'industrie. Par exemple, un client qui avait une trentaine d'intérimaires a tout stoppé », constate Mélanie Gramatyka, responsable de l'agence. Industrial staffing has taken the biggest hit, she says.

Articulate Gartner Guy Says IT Crash Around the Corner

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Most of my peers with IT companies say the same thing: business may be down but it's not like the crash of 2002. This Gartner consultant says that the crash is around the corner, it's just taking longer because its origins are in banking and credit and not in IT like in 2002.

A Great Tempworks Employee Moves On

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Chris (center front) has helped Tempworks deliver phenomenal web service solutions to clients for several years and is moving on to a great opportunity. We threw him a going-away party at Joe Sensor's, the local sports bar. Best of luck, Chris

Adecco and Manpower Ban Press Contact in France

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This article, from La Voix Du Nord , where my good college buddy and history buff Jean Francois Guybert works as a reporter, tells a grim story about the temporary staffing situation in Dunkirk.

How Different Is Your Staffing Company's Employment Brand?

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Manpower used to have a strong employment brand. Its ads and systems supported themes like the White Glove Girl which drove it to success in office services despite eponymous roots in labor. Today most staffing companies seem to avoid differentiating on employment brand.

Link Staffing Bucking Trends

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[link] “Link has a very comprehensive training program and I knew that I would be able to learn about how the staffing industry works.

Happy Holloween from Tempworks

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Darn Near Anybody Invited Including Competitors

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Tempworks highlights its participation at the staffing shows by throwing a party for clients, prospects, the press and actually damn near anybody including competitors. In this picture, I share some laughs with our client Dan Ponce of the Industrial Labor Management Group.

Call-Em-All Alerts Workers About Jobs and More

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Call-Em-All President, Brad Herrman, caught up with me at the show to talk about his service that calls workers, soccer Moms, voters and church members. It's got an easy 1-2-3 setup and an attractive transactional price

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Cute Kid Hides the Evidence (in French)

Staffing Talk

If you've spent half your life as I have vainly trying to perfect your French accent, it just doesn't seem fair that the good Lord lets a child figure it out in no time.

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Press Conference Highlights CRM Win Over Salesforce.com

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The Medici Effect by Franz Johansson

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Franz gave a keynote at ASA in San Diego and talked up one of my favorite topics, the Medicis and the origins of the Renaissance.

Obama: Is It Trick or Is It Treat for Staffing Companies?

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This is really scary stuff. Stay tuned for frightening changes in employment law after Obama gets elected. With majorities in both houses of Congress, little stands in the way an anti-employer onslaught.

The Latest in Background Check Technology

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Larry Stair, Vice-President Strategic Alliances at Trak-1 of Tulsa, OK, explains the latest trends in background checks

No Sign of Recession Here

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No sign of recession at the Tempworks booth despite a sparsely attended trade show in San Diego as customers and prospects gathered around for personalized demos. The company announced two contract wins ahead of its press conference

CRM Contract Win Over Salesforce to be Announced at ASA

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[link] Tempworks will hold a press conference at the ASA show in San Diego to announce a CRM (customer-relationship-management) win over Salesforce.com.

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Origins of Banking Crisis Explained

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Crisis explainer: Uncorking CDOs from Marketplace on Vimeo

French Staffing Market Crumbling

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The caption below says that even the guru IT guys are looking for work at temp agencies. Here's the link

Illegal Temps Make France Strong, Have No Rights

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It's no secret that the engine of economic success in France comes not from their socialist labor policies but from how easy it is to circumvent those policies. Pictured here are illegal temporary workers protesting their abysmal working conditions and complete lack of rights

Unilever Uses Temps to Fight Union in Pakistan

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Here's the link

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Selectemp of Oregon Gets the Details Right

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Last week I met up with Selectemp owners Steve Gaughan and Roger Cox , veteran business executives from the logging industry that brought their expertise in managing entire plants to the staffing industry.

TempWorks Featured in OnRec Webzine

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Check it out

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Northwest Staffing Resources

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Few staffing companies deliver the over-the-top service as Northwest Staffing Resources out of Portland, OR. I met up with Northwest's Gail Sears and Mary Sauers who have put together a online services program for customer and employees that makes them the easy company to do business with.

Nuclear Winter for Staffing?

Staffing Talk

My Dad always told me to watch the stock market as a leading indicator for the economy but better yet to watch the staffing business as a leading indicator for the stock market. So what do I see? Answer: not the nuclear Winter that many are predicting.

How Well Do You Understand Body Language in an Interview?

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Unveiling Cool Stuff at the ASA Show.Come See Us.Win Prizes!

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New Piece from My Marketing Department

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I'm biased but I think they put out great stuff

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Credit Crisis: Make Timing Work in Your Favor

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In the last six months I've visited more than 20 states and met with more than 75 staffing companies, and I'm afraid I'm dumber than ever in telling why one company succeeds when another doesn't. Sure, the core business aphorisms can explain a lot. Conserve cash. Them that got, get.

Carre d'Agneau avec de l'Asperge Grillee a la Gregoire

Staffing Talk

My wif'e's down in Peru doing cleft palate surgeries with a bunch of other docs which leaves me cooking for the first time in about 12 years.

The Bill Kutik Radio Show

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A lot of what passes for HR blogging comes off as smarmy, but Bill Kutik's blog [actually, it's a column you can find at www.hreonline.com ] and especially his radio show have no such problem.