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December 10, 2010

Staff Management’s Expertise in Large-Scale Seasonal Hiring Projects Featured in Several Major Online Publications

Company’s Seasonal Hiring Activity Surpasses All Previous Company Employment Records

CHICAGO - December 10, 2010 – Staff Management, the industry’s leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, has been featured as an authority in large-scale seasonal hiring in articles for holiday job hunters on Bankrate.com and Glassdoor.com. The coverage coincides with Staff Management’s fourth quarter hiring ramp of over 12,000 seasonal associates and as the company reports that it has surpassed all previous employment records; paying a record number of associates the week following the Thanksgiving holiday.   

Bankrate.com featured Staff Management positions as a good alternative to traditional retail holiday positions.  Staff Management clients, who include some of the world’s largest retailers, third party logistics providers, online retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, rely on temporary associates to staff during their holiday peak seasons.    

“Our clients increase their workforce by as much as 100% during the holiday season,” says Joan Davison Chief Operating Officer for Staff Management. “These seasonal manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment center jobs can offer a great alternative to retail positions as they often pay more than retail jobs and can offer additional benefits,” continued Davison.  

Glassdoor.com sited benefits, like the ones offered by Staff Management, as good reasons, in addition to higher pay rates, for holiday jobs seekers to consider positions in fulfillment and distribution. Benefits like referral bonuses, gas card programs, sign-on bonuses for hard-to-fill shifts, weekly gift card drawings, attendance and safety incentives, and retention incentives. Additionally, Staff Management associates are eligible for medical benefits on day one, get paid weekly and have a good chance of working overtime hours during the holiday season.  

“Beyond the tangible benefits, the excitement generated working on these fast-paced holiday projects creates a great sense of community and camaraderie amongst our associates,” says Davison. “Our associates genuinely have a good time at work and our staff works really hard to keep associates happy and motivated through the holiday season rush. We conduct automated associate surveys on the floor using netbooks to gauge how our associates are feeling about their position and our staff, as well as their satisfaction with things such as the environment, pace and safety program. By soliciting their feedback in real time we are able to address concerns quickly and continually improve our associates’ experience,” continued Davison.  

On December 8, 2010, Staff Management reported that as a result of fourth quarter hiring activity for this holiday season the company has surpassed all previous records set in its more than 22 year history for number of associates paid in a week. Davison announced this achievement to all staff on Wednesday and thanked the Staff Management team for the hard work, long hours and dedication that it took to achieve this milestone.   

About Staff Management

Staff Management is a division of SeatonCorp, a leading provider of consultative managed staffing and recruiting programs for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and high growth companies. Founded in 1988, Staff Management was an industry pioneer of Vendor on Premise (VOP) staffing.   

Today, Staff Management has evolved its revolutionary VOP platform to provide sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions across a growing global footprint and has become the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep domain expertise supporting clients in the manufacturing and distribution segment. Staff Management solutions deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and provide a unique client aligned technology platform for high-volume workforce management.   

Staff Management is ranked amongst the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the 13th largest industrial staffing provider on SIA’s 2010 List of Largest U.S. Industrial Staffing Firms and the #1 MSP provider in breadth of services delivered and #1 MSP provider in size of deal on HRO Today’s 2010 Baker’s Dozen list of leading MSP providers. Staff Management is a 2010 Stevie for Women in Business Award Winner.  

Staff Management is a charter member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program.  

For more information, please visit us at staffmanagement.com or call 800-746-9462.   

About Bankrate, Inc.
The Bankrate network of companies includes Bankrate.com, Interest.com, Mortgage-calc.com, Nationwide Card Services, Savingforcollege.com, Fee Disclosure, InsureMe, CreditCardGuide.com, Bankaholic, CreditCards.com and NetQuote. Each of these businesses helps consumers to make informed decisions about their personal finance matters. The company's flagship brand, Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. Bankrate.com is the leading aggregator of rates and other information on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. Bankrate.com reviews more than 4,800 financial institutions in 575 markets in 50 states. Bankrate.com provides financial applications and information to a network of more than 75 partners, including Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), America Online (NYSE: AOL), The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times (NYSE: NYT). Bankrate.com's information is also distributed through more than 500 newspapers. Bankrate, Inc. was acquired by Apax Partners, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, in September 2009. Apax operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. For more information on Apax, visit: www.Apax.com.  

About Glassdoor.com  

Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community offering a free inside look at jobs and companies with access to millions of job listings. Glassdoor enables employees, job seekers, employers and recruiters to simultaneously see – for the first time – unedited opinions about a company’s work environment along with details on salariescompany reviews, CEO approval ratings, job interview questions and reviews, and office photos as well as career advice. Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif., Glassdoor launched in 2008, and was founded by Richard Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse in 2007. The company has raised $9.5 million from its founders, Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. More information about Glassdoor can be found on its blogTwitter and Facebook.  Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark and JobScope is a trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.    

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For More Information:

Caroline Storey-Sabetti
Executive Director of Marketing & Business Solutions
Staff Management
(413) 256-6959
cstorey@staffmanagement.com
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