Author: wpengine

Philadelphia SmartCEO Honored Outside-In® Companies at Awards Ceremony

by wpengine on January 17, 2014 in News


Philadelphia SmartCEO Honored Fast-Growth Companies at its 2014 Future 50 Awards Ceremony, Jan. 16 More than 550 Philadelphia executives joined Philadelphia SmartCEO in celebrating 60 of Greater Philadelphia’s fastest-growing companies. Philadelphia, PA (Jan. 17, 2014) — Philadelphia SmartCEO honored the 2014 Future 50 award winners at a basketball-themed awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday, […]

6 Lessons from Comics on Preparing for Interviews

by wpengine on January 16, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce


Everybody makes mistakes, but a job interview is not the time when you want to make them. Each interview is a chance to make the best impression of yourself that you can, but if you don’t prepare well enough, you’re liable to make some common mistakes to cost you the offer you were hoping for. […]

Placers celebrates at Outside-In® Ribbon Tying

by wpengine on January 15, 2014 in News, Outside-In®


Have you ever seen a councilman sweat under the pressure of playing a larger-than-life game of Jenga? On Monday, we joined The Greater Newark Economic Development Partnership (GNEDP), local elected officials, and members of the business community for a chance to be kids again and to celebrate the business partnership of CBI Group, Placers, and […]

Lifetime Employment Died Yesterday at 4:22 AM

by wpengine on January 14, 2014 in Workforce


Please note: This blog is meant to be a parody. Yesterday, Life Time Employment officially passed away. Last seen Life Time Employment, better known as an organization playing a parental role to employees from the start of their career to retirement, was on life support but resting comfortably at your local area hospital. But leading […]

2014 Contingent Workforce Trend Alert: Outside-In® Companies Radio Interview

by wpengine on January 9, 2014 in News


Chris Barton of the Outside-In® Companies was featured on the WDEL afternoon news on New Years Eve to discuss trends for jobs and the economy in 2014 with host Allan Loudell. Watch this video to listen to a recording of his radio spot and hear more about the contingent workforce trend for 2014. [iframe width=”560″ […]

How to Repair Your Social Image before a Job Interview

by wpengine on January 7, 2014 in Guest Post, Job Search Tips


At this point, social media has been a ubiquitous facet of pop culture for the better part of a decade. Ever since Facebook and Myspace changed the way people interact online, one of the big trends in the internet world has been the act of getting more social in every manner possible. From more spontaneous […]

What is payrolling?

by wpengine on January 2, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


The Outside-In® companies get a lot of interesting questions and business challenges from its base of customers. Our Placers business often gets customers that identified talent to do a project or fill in for a role for a set period of time. The business reasons are many, a retiree coming back to fill in as […]

2014 Staffing and Workforce Trends

by wpengine on December 31, 2013 in News


As a workforce and work place expert, we’d like to share our view of the 2014 workforce. After reviewing the numbers and statistics from 2013, here are 8 staffing trends to look out for in 2014. In November of 2013 the economy had more temporary jobs than any month but April of 2000. The number […]

Should Santa hire Temporary Elves for his workshop?

by wpengine on December 23, 2013 in Staffing, Workforce


We have all seen the holiday movies that suggest that perhaps it is time for Santa to modernize the factory, get some of his lead elves certified in Six Sigma, or to employ lean manufacturing in his workshop. Gone should be the days of elves singing Christmas carols, eating cookies, and making toys from scratch. […]

When Direct Hire Is Your Answer

by wpengine on December 17, 2013 in Staffing


At Placers, we hear it everyday from small business customers: “I don’t have the resources or skills to hire. And we don’t seem to balance time, cost and the quality very well either.” To most of the world recruiters are those corporate people in Human Resources that guilde you through the process and steps to […]