Pity the public staffing companies. Their stock prices are in the toilet. They don’t get online time cards, integrated time-clocks, VMS, CRM, or XML. Their payroll system doesn’t talk to their recruiting system, which doesn’t talk to their website, which doesn’t provide customers with real-time reporting.
The people that delivered their computer systems have left for greener pastures. They used to be able to hide these sorts of things, but thanks to the likes of Eliot Spitzer and the SEC, they’re forced to fess up to it in their financial statements like this one from Volt: