CWS Council Research

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey & Cumulative Index to 2006-2012 Surveys

November 22, 2013

  • 415-page aggregation of all previous buyer surveys
  • Best practices, metrics, updated projections
  • Trends in VMS, MSP, buyer management of staffing firms

Exempt and Non-exempt Contingent Workers and Why You Should Care - November 2013

November 20, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • The multi-million dollar legal risk facing your contingent workforce
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

November 7, 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

November 5, 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

General Agreement for Agency Personnel Services - Sample

August 29, 2013

  • Sample contract for agency personnel services provided
  • Addresses contractual issues with overtime rates, conversion fees and SLAs

2013 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

August 23, 2013

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

NA Legs & Regs Advisor - August 2013

August 16, 2013

  • Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate delayed one year
  • US Supreme Court overturns Defense of Marriage Act
  • Suit alleges law firm and staffing agency failed to pay overtime to temps
  • National Labor Relations Board orders temp staffing agency election
  • Court tosses Title VII disparate impact... More

The Best Ways to Implement a Pricing Strategy - Bill Rate or Markup?

July 29, 2013

  • Innovative approaches to contingent worker pricing strategies discussed
  • Adjust the markup based on the pay rate delivered
  • Transactional reverse auctioning explained

2013 Payrolling and IC Evaluation/Compliance Landscape Report

July 18, 2013

  • 16 providers participate in our first ever Payrolling/ICEC Landscape Report
  • Participants report $3.6B in 2012 gross payrolling spend and $923M in agent-of-record spend
  • All but 2 participants provide both payrolling and IC evaluation/compliance service

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

June 10, 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)