By Jason Busch on September 6, 2010
Like most Spend Matters readers in the United States, I’m taking off to spend the day with my family, holding our last official summer barbecue. But that hasn’t stopped me from thinking more closely about a subject that’s been on …
By Brian Sommer on August 22, 2010
e-vites are those employment opportunities your friends forward to you from their employers. A recent survey indicates their use may increase soon.
By Jason Busch on August 18, 2010
In the first two posts in this series (Part 1 and Part 2), we examined some of the trends highlighting the movement to contingent workforces as well as how the current state of the economy ties to just that — not to mention some …
By Phil Fersht on August 17, 2010
Senator Charles E. Schumer, not content with ludicrous attempts to tax the US consumer for taking an offshore call, has continued his personal tirade against the use of offshore services, by pushing through legislation to add a further $2,000 tax for an H-1B visa application, and $2,250 more for an L-1 visa application.
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By Jason Busch on August 16, 2010
In the first post in this series, I cited a Workforce Management article that highlights the recent trend toward contingent hiring as a replacement for — rather than a supplement to — bringing on regular W-2 full-time employees….
By Jason Busch on August 11, 2010
I’ve often found the contingent staffing market to be a useful indicator for looking at where an economy is in regards to its overall cycle — from growth to recession. The traditional thinking goes that contingent hiring ramps up…
By Charlie Wood on July 19, 2010
There’s an interesting debate going on over at Tyler Cowan’s Marginal Revolution blog about Zero marginal product workers. Here’s my theory, which I posted in the comments there: Let’s say Jack and John are both employed doing the same work while employment is high (and fear of unemployment is therefore low–if either loses his job [...]
By Jason Busch on July 2, 2010
A visitor to our office earlier this week brought up his outsider view of Chicago as a city where organized labor was decimating the conference business. $444 per hour union forklift drivers will do that to you, I suppose. His observation was correct, however, given the recent flight of conferences from the city due to [...]
By Merv Adrian on June 1, 2010
“…with funding to come from 9000 positions that will be eliminated as a result of HP’s successful data center and automation efforts.” My headline from today’s news. Funny how emphasis and choice of lead matters. HP attempted to drive the message on this story by headlining its press release “HP to Invest $1 Billion to [...]