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Affordable Care Act - Options for Outsourcing Compliance

December 11, 2013

  • A brief overview of the options available to staffing firms for outsourcing compliance
  • PEOs are a potentially viable option, though as a group they have become less willing to work with staffing firms in recent years
  • Administrative outsourcing partners offer a more comprehensive suite of services... More

Sources of Free Salary and Wage Information: which is the best?

December 11, 2013

  • Five popular online sources of free salary and wage information examined
  • Recommendations — one source tops the list

December 2013 Preliminary US Forecast Comments

December 10, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of April 2014 forecast
  • Growth in engineering staffing appears to be doing somewhat better than forecast
  • Other segments on track as originally forecast

Sample Contract Clauses for the Contingent Workforce Manager

December 10, 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include renegotiations, most favored customer, right-to-hire, and more
  • Information on how to handle overtime and permanent placement fees in contracts with suppliers

SI Report Webinar - December 2013

December 10, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Free pay rate sources — which is the best?
  • Can PEOs help with ACA?

2013 U.S. Pricing Tool

December 5, 2013

  • Updated excel-based pricing tool created specifically for buyers of temporary staffing in the U.S.
  • Tool contains several calculators allowing CW managers to see the effect of changes in various cost components

For the CFOs: The Role of Finance in Strategic Planning

December 5, 2013

  • Panel of CFOs discusses the role of finance in a staffing company
  • Panelists share which finance metrics they find the most useful
  • Spending priorities, M&A, and costs of Affordable Care Act implementation discussed

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

November 27, 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

The Anatomy of the Markup

November 25, 2013

  • Markup and components of bill rate are explained in the report
  • Report discusses how burden, SG&A expense and target operating profit affect markup

3Q13 financial results for North America-based public staffing firms

November 25, 2013

  • Earnings up median 14.2% y/y, revenue up median 5.4%
  • Signs of acceleration
  • Revenue and earnings for 22 firms detailed