November 16, 2011 - Vol. 3.33


A compliance expert discusses risks unique to the Asia Pacific region in the first of a multi-part series covering the area; Term limits are common, yet don't necessarily prevent co-employment; The effects of the AWR in the U.K., one month in.

Compliance: Risky Business Customs in Asia Pacific

November 16, 2011

While the Asia Pacific region is attractive for business, CW managers would be wise to educate themselves on the background and reputation of potential business partners, as well as risks of some local customs.

UK: Low Wage Sectors Adopting Swedish Derogation

November 16, 2011

More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.

Because You Asked: Why Companies Have Term Limits

November 16, 2011

A reader whose company has term limits in place for its contingents wonders how common — and how beneficial — they are.

News: `Tis the Season (to Hire)

November 16, 2011

There really is a temp for each season. According to a survey of contingent workforce buyers by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2010, 21 percent of contingent usage was due to recurring seasonal needs. Who's hiring this season?