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Comprehensive Book Released on Contingent Workforce Management

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – July 28, 2008 – The complex relationship between staffing companies and the buyers of contingent labor is exposed in the inaugural release of Staffing Industry Analysts’ book – Contingent Workforce Strategies Sourcebook – A Guide for Program Managers. This extensive volume not only discusses the complex nature of the relationship, but also provides practical advice, useful metrics, solid legal advice and critical information that every executive with interest in better managing contingent work can benefit from.

In reviews of a pre-published version of the book a Director of Global Contingent Workforce with a Fortune 50 company said, “The CWS Sourcebook has a lot of information...from the big picture, to metrics, to practical advice. Every member of your Contingent Workforce program committee should have this great reference book on their desks. It will help them address the growing complexity of contingent workforce programs.”

Additionally, an HR Manager for a Global Transportation Company said, “Actionable information on contingent staffing is hard to come by...finally there’s a comprehensive reference guide on this critical area of the corporate world. The CWS Sourcebook is the new standard as the latest word on contingent workforce management and the technology and trends surrounding it.”

“Great reference book to have handy. There’s a lot of information available when you need it,” stated Francine Plushner, Senior Manager – Contingent Labor Programs, Global Staffing, The Boeing Company

Highlights from the table of contents include:


Section 1: The Rising Importance and Impact of the Contingent Workforce

Section 2: Usage of and Spending on Contingent Labor


Section 3: Key Categories of Contingent Workers and Associated Challenges Temporary employees

Section 4: Acquiring critical skills on a contingent basis

Section 5: Methods for Sourcing Contingent Workers Section 6: “Niche Recruiting” for Contingent Talent


Section 7: Optimizing Your Contingent Workforce Management Program

Section 8: Leadership and Structure for Your Contingent Workforce Program

Section 9: Vendor Management Systems (VMS)

Section 10: Maximizing Contingent Worker Productivity and Effectiveness

Section 11: Managing Risk: Legal Compliance Issues to Using Contingent Workers

Section 12: Global Contingent Workforce Management Challenge and Opportunities

Section 13: The Right Workforce Mix: How Much Should be Contingent?


Section 14: Selecting Suppliers of Contingent Labor

Section 15: Negotiating with Suppliers of Contingent Labor

Section 16: Managing Supplier Performance

Section 17: Contingent Labor (and Related) Supplier Lists

Section 18: Profiles of largest staffing (and related) suppliers


Section 19: Case Studies — Putting Contingent Workforce Strategies to Use

Section 20: Contingent Labor Usage Rates by Occupation

Section 21: Bill and Pay Rates for Typical Contingent Worker Occupations

Section 22: Contingent Workforce Lexicon of terms

“Overall the Soucebook is a compendium of research and articles written for contingent workforce managers. To our knowledge it is the most comprehensive source of information on the topic,” stated Barry Asin, Executive Vice President and Chief Analyst, Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc. “It is the ideal guide for novice managers to experienced managers. We believe every contingent workforce manager should own this book,” Asin went on to say.

The cover price of the Contingent Workforce Strategies Sourcebook: A Guide for Program Managers is $795. The Sourcebook is available directly from Staffing Industry Analysts’ website

About Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.

Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc. is the premier research and analysis firm covering the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Los Altos, California. For more information, visit

Media contact

Hinda Chalew, VP Marketing, Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., 650-232-2368


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