August 2018 Employment Report

Steinberg August 18 report Mee Derby

    In the August 2018 Employment Report, economist Bruce Steinberg looks at the curiously low rate of inflation on consumer goods of late.   Have you ever heard of “the Amazon effect?” The transparent pricing and “algorithmic pricing technologies” of online markets is capping inflation for both online and… Read more »

September Hot Jobs

September 18 Hot Jobs Staffing Mee Derby

The economy continues to rev up the staffing industry, with robust growth across many professional services disciplines. Staffing revenues year over year are rising astronomically. If you’re considering a job change for 2018, now’s the time. Autumn is always a high hiring period, and particularly in a continued growth cycle… Read more »

July 2018 Employment Report

    In the July 2018 Employment Report, economist Bruce Steinberg looks at metrics surrounding the manufacturing industry.   As is common knowledge, manufacturing’s share in Gross Domestic Product continues to decline. Employers are navigating the costs of hiring new labor versus investing in automation. Growth in output per job… Read more »

Robin Mee to facilitate panel on Sourcing at upcoming Staffing World

Staffing World 2018 Mee Derby

  Staffing World, the annual convention and expo hosted by ASA, is coming up October 16-18th. This year’s Staffing World will be held in Mee Derby’s backyard – the Washington, DC metro area!   Staffing World is the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce… Read more »

Recap of OSSA Conference on Put-In-Bay, Ohio

Robin and Kim at OSSA Conference 18

Mee Derby President Robin Mee and Executive Director Kim Whiteley enjoyed two days in Put-In-Bay at the 2018 OSSA Conference last week. OSSA, The Ohio Staffing and Search Association,  is the state chapter of the American Staffing Association (ASA) and an affiliate of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).… Read more »

June 2018 Employment Report

June Jobs Report Mee Derby

  Is the “gig economy” as booming as it seems? It depends how we define contingent work and temporary help workers. After a 12 year hiatus, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revived its Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements report. Economist Bruce Steinberg addresses this in his June 2018… Read more »

Closing the pay gap starts at home

Pay equity Jennifer Tucker

Creating pay equity means confronting our subconscious biases. Even employers and recruiters who are women may notice that they have internalized the pay gap, and must take extra measures to ensure that candidates of all genders are compensated equally.  Check out this relatable post on the topic by Mee Derby… Read more »