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May 2012 VOL. 11

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Natural and functional formulations could learn from salt, fat, and sugar reduction technologies, says Leatherhead expert

Industry is missing a trick by failing to capitalise on technological solutions for reducing the levels of ‘unhealthy’ ingredients such as salt, fat, and sugars in food products, to help produce natural and healthy foods, says Dr. Wayne Morley, who is head of food innovation at Leatherhead Food Research.

Speaking with this publication at the recent Nutraformulate conference and expo in the UK, Morley said that using technological solutions like those employed for the reduction of salt and sugar, could and should, be used in the formulation products containing delicate natural

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The Freelance Economy Will Mean New Recruiting Practices

Contingent workers, consultants, and independent contractors will make up as much as 35% of the total U.S. workforce within a decade. You’ve got new challenges in attracting, and retaining this diverse type of workforce to your organization. Freelancers and free agents are different from the traditional full-time workforce in many ways.

For now, let me just take one challenge organizations will have in increasing their internal hiring of independent contractors, consultants, and free agents: branding.

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Christine Casey-Charter
Senior Branch Leader
Lab Support

Christine began her tenure at Lab Support in April 1998. She started as a Full-desk Staffing Consultant, was promoted to Senior Account Executive, and then moved into her current role of Senior Branch Leader.

As is typical of most Lab Support Staffing Consultants, Christine has a strong background and interest in science. She was a chemistry major in college, and went on to work as an analytical chemist, then moved into method development/method optimization, and later into quality assurance documentation. Christine is also involved in the following professional organizations: American Chemical Society; CURE – Connecticut United for Research Excellence; and National Academy of Science.

Christine’s primary responsibility is business development for Lab Support’s New York and Connecticut offices. She really enjoys being able to solve problems and make a direct impact on the success of Lab Support clients and candidates. She is proud to have helped develop the careers of candidates – several clients she works with today actually started their careers as Lab Support employees.

By keeping our clients and candidates as her top priority, Christine has achieved her own success. She has been recognized as an On Assignment President’s Club member annually since 2002. The President’s Club honor designates outstanding achievement among colleagues, and winning it for several years in a row is an outstanding accomplishment.

A few of her current goals include growing the branch offices, and adding staff in 2012 to best meet clients' needs. She also is assisting the New Haven section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) with preparation for the 2013 NERM – New England Regional ACS Meeting.

Some of Christine’s favorite things to do outside of work are spending time with her family, skiing, tennis and gardening.

High-tech tactic may expose stealthy salmonella

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New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure

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Potatoes: eco-friendly batteries

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Prostate cancer vaccine uses DNA to fight disease

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Astronomers discover 'emerald-cut' galaxy

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Preventing dementia: Trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia

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The following Industries expect to have an increase in projects that may result in additional contract staff* within the time frames below:

4–6 months:
Flavor and Fragrance
Materials Science

6–9 months:
Coatings and Polymers
Personal Care Products

9–12 months:
Contract Testing Labs
Medical Device

*This insight is based on our comprehensive April 2012 survey of contract staffing buyers. The full report is titled, "Lab Support Index." The above results are from the report and are related to buyers' strategies for managing staffing resources.
Expansion of Life Sciences Service Offering
Through our dedicated divisions, On Assignment (NASDAQ: ASGN) has the ability to provide a complete range of staffing solutions to meet the needs of most areas within life sciences.

Our Lab Support and
On Assignment Engineering
divisions fill short- and long-term, contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire science and engineering positions. While our Sharpstream division offers international executive and middle management retained search services. Through our clinical research division, Valesta, we provide resourcing solutions that include functional outsourcing as well as contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire options.
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