CWS Council Research

CWS Council - Insight - Changes in SUTA / FUTA and how they affect the Contingent Workforce

February 23, 2010

High unemployment in many states has resulted in dramatic increases to the SUTA rates
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base
Many providers are looking to their customers to help... More

“Achieving Program Balance Across Speed/Cost/Quality/Risk”

February 10, 2010

A CWS Council Member provided PowerPoint graphic which illustrates the tension between differing program objectives and how they relate to the optimal program balance.
How do different stakeholders value decision criteria?
What at a high level are the different dimensions to consider and how do they... More


CWS Council Member Provided Content - Achieving Program Balance Across Speed/Cost/Quality/Risk

February 10, 2010

 A CWS Council Member provided PowerPoint graphic which illustrates the tension between differing program objectives and how they relate to the optimal program balance.
How do different stakeholders value decision criteria?
What at a high level are the different dimensions to consider and how do they... More

European Agency RFP Template - Excel Based

February 5, 2010

Exhaustive Excel based RFP Template for Agency Services in Europe
Tabs Include:  RFP Instructions, Demand Profile, Pricing by Country, Service Delivery, Supplier Background, Existing Relationships, Price Guidelines, Current Pricing by Country, Quality, Job Descriptions, ValidationUseful... More


CWS Council - Sample Document - European Agency RFP Template - Excel Based

February 5, 2010

Exhaustive Excel based RFP Template for Agency Services in Europe
Tabs Include: RFP Instructions, Demand Profile, Pricing by Country, Service Delivery, Supplier Background, Existing Relationships, Price Guidelines, Current Pricing by Country, Quality, Job
Descriptions, Validation
Useful for Non-European... More

Temporary Staffing Long-Term Forecast, 2008-2018

February 2, 2010

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases 2018 employment projections
  • SIA base-case scenario projects 3.1 million temporary employees in 2018, $164 billion of revenue
  • U.S. temporary staffing revenue expected to more than double from 2009 to 2018, driven by volume growth, inflation, and mix shift... More

The 2009 Book of Lists: A complete collection of all staffing firms' lists released by SIA in 2009

January 19, 2010

Aggregation of all lists released in 2009
Easy-to-download, sortable Excel spreadsheet
23 lists of key staffing firms and suppliers

CWS Council - 2009 Contingent Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection

January 19, 2010

Complete 105-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 contingent survey analyses
What contingents want, why they choose contingent work
Why some choose to freelance and others temp
How they pick agencies and what they think of them
How contingents differ from traditional workers


Legs and Reg Advisor - January 2010

January 15, 2010

Senate Version of Health Care Reform Includes Amendment Clarifying "Full-Time" Employee for Purposes of Proposed Employer Fees
Senate Bill Addresses Independent Contractor Misclassification
New York Department of Labor Clarifies Form Needed to Comply with Recent Labor Law Amendments
Internal Revenue... More

2009 Contingent Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection

January 5, 2010

Complete 105-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 contingent survey analyses
First-ever SIA survey of contingent workers
What contingents want, why they choose contingent work
Why some choose to freelance and others temp
How they pick agencies and what they think of them
How contingents... More