Region - Rest of World

Clients to Pay Back Wages to Contingents

August 1, 2012

Five hospitality companies in South Dakota that used an employment agency will pay more than $124,000 in back wages to 293 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The firms will also pay $79,000 in penalties.


Contract Watch: RPO Deals

July 18, 2012

Recruitment process outsourcing is becoming more prevalent as companies realize the benefits to their bottom line. Here are two recently announced deals.


2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: State of Outsourcing

July 10, 2012

  • 35% of staffing firms outsource some recruiting function
  • Of these, about half use offshore resources
  • Most frequently outsourced: sourcing

Costs: Legislation to Add Costs and Risks in Japan

June 20, 2012

Looming changes in Japan are set to tighten the regulation of both staffing agencies and the companies that use temporary agency workers, changes that will add to the cost and risk of using contingent workers. 


Quiet Giant

May 23, 2012

A look at the second-largest staffing market in the world: Japan.


Why Your Suppliers' Deals Should Matter

May 2, 2012

ManpowerGroup’s recently announced $400 million RPO deal is just one of several contract-related announcements made recently. How do these affect the buyer of staffing services?


Employers’ Tax Wedge Rises Worldwide

May 2, 2012

The percent of employment-related taxes rose throughout much of the world, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


The Wild Wild East

February 1, 2012

We take a look at the unorganized but growing staffing industry in India. A new lobbying body is soon to be announced; plus an interview with the CEO of a 5,000-strong IT staffing and solutions firm.


Hiring Hub

February 1, 2012

Centralizing the recruiting process is becoming a more common trend in the staffing industry. Who’s doing it and why?


Europe: Union Rights Challenged

February 1, 2012

Two recent news stories in Europe have highlighted inconsistencies in what many would assume to be a fundamental right in most countries: the right of workers to join a labor union.