CWS Council Research

Legs & Regs Advisor: November 2011

November 22, 2011

  • California dancers bring misclassification action
  • Federal bill would update computer employee exemption
  • Court: investment manager and resort are joint employers
  • New federal bill targets misclassification
  • California enacts Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011

U.S. Employee Benefit Cost Trends

November 17, 2011

  • Our U.S. employee benefit cost trends report and tool are both available for download
  • Access average workers' compensation rates by occupation and state
  • Average SUTA rates available by state

2011 Largest-, Fastest-growing Lists’ Late Additions, Updates

November 9, 2011

  • 2011 lists of largest- and fastet-growing firms gets update
  • Five new firms cataloged
  • Updates information for others

CWS Council - 2011 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

October 24, 2011

  • Global VMS and MSP spend among respondents of $76 billion and $48 billion, respectively
  • VMS spend through SOW was $21 billion in 2010, an increase of 44% from 2009
  • Increased share of staffing revenue through VMS and MSP

Legs & Reg Advisor: October 2011

October 17, 2011

  • Staffing firm settles interview time suit for nearly $3 million
  • California court: Misclassification action can’t be decided in arbitration
  • IRS introduces settlement program for misclassified workers
  • California enacts independent contractor misclassification law

Legs & Reg Advisor: September 2011

September 23, 2011

  • Staffing co. settles California wage class action for $450,000
  • Employer of independent contractor liable for injury, not third party
  • PEO owes California Insurance Fund $50 million for fraud
  • New Jersey court rules misclassified workers ineligible for benefits
  • Florida company cannot transfer... More

Reference Guide: Recruitment Process Outsourcing RFx Template Questions

September 20, 2011

  • A compendium of RPO RFx questions used in the marketplace to explore, evaluate, develop and deploy recruitment process outsourcing initiatives
  • 300-plus unique questions, segmented by specific RPO solution elements

Qualifying SOW Consultant Classification

August 18, 2011

Misuse or overuse of Statement of Work can be costly, and CWS Council members continue to rank "integration of SOW consultants into CW program" among their top three issues of interest. This report explains how to define worker types and audit your workforce for usage.

The 2011 Book of Lists: A complete collection of staffing firm rankings and lists

August 11, 2011

  • Compilation of all 26 SIA annual lists in one sortable Excel workbook
  • Ranks hundreds of staffing firms' staffing revenue domestically, globally, and by staffing sector
  • Opportunity lists: fastest-growing, diversity, mentors/proteges, acquirers

2011 List of Largest U.S. Staffing Firms

August 3, 2011

  • Lists 98 companies with at least $100M in U.S. staffing revenue
  • Top three: Allegis Group, Adecco, ManpowerGroup
  • Companies cumulatively represent 53% of U.S. staffing market