January 19, 2011 - Vol. 3.2


Column Corner: Drafting a Contract

January 26, 2011

As companies move into a new year, they often consider evaluating their current vendor relationships and contracts. We at Staffing Industry Analysts often field questions related to contracts -- what they should cover and what they should say.

Because You Asked: Driving Agency Performance

February 7, 2011

One of our usually outstanding suppliers has not been providing the number of resumes or the level of candidates to us that we are used to. What can we do to get them back on track?

-- Vexed in Vienna, Virginia

Heard on the Street

February 7, 2011

The future is moving towards the front-door concept. Customers route their work product demand through a talent partner's front door for subject matter experts to determine the appropriate fulfillment work stream. 

-- Teresa Creech, executive-vice president, Randstad HR Solutions

Behind the News: Europe -- Unpaid work for the Unemployed?

February 9, 2011

The U.K. and The Netherlands are considering having the long-term unemployed in their countries to do some unpaid work or lose benefits. This has raised the hackles of many. Others are hailing the move as a good one.


February 9, 2011

The three largest countries in terms of CW spend:

  1. United States
  2. Japan
  3. France

Keys to CW Success: Sowing the seeds of a good process for statement of work engagements

February 11, 2011

You would know one when you see one, but the problem is that they're mostly invisible. They are usually embedded deep in a department, reporting directly and only to the hiring or project manager. They don't fill out timesheets making their time and whereabouts difficult to track. No, they are not covert... More