Mee Derby celebrates 30 year anniversary with company retreat

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We take employee engagement seriously here at Mee Derby. Last week the Mee Derby team met up for our annual strategic planning retreat and to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary in beautiful, warm and sunny Islamorada, Florida. The true value of our annual gathering is spending time in person as… Read more »

SIA releases 2018 list of Global Power 150 – Women In Staffing, including Mee Derby founder Robin Mee

Robin Mee named 2018 SIA Global Power Women 150

Congratulations to the leaders named by SIA in the 2018 list of Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing!   In previous years, this list included the top 100 most influential women leaders in staffing. This year the list has expanded to 150; appropriate considering the rapid growth of the… Read more »

October 2018 Employment Report

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    The October 2018 edition of economist Bruce Steinber’s monthly Employment Report discusses Uber’s recent move into the staffing industry with their new business-to-business service called Uber Works. It’s currently in trial and development in Los Angeles and Chicago. Those of us who attend conferences like Staffing World are keenly… Read more »

Old Legends Impart Traditional Wisdom for New Recruiters

Robin Mee featured in article smartrecruiters.com

Recruitment has transformed rapidly, but some insights remain timeless. We mined the slush pile at the quote farm, unearthing some untarnished gems from which the most cynical can’t help but draw wisdom. Recruiting is changing rapidly, but success still depends on a few timeless qualities. Robin Mee is included in… Read more »

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 »

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

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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 »