Region - Rest of World

“Online Staffing:” What Is It, What’s Driving It, What Does It Mean For Staffing Firms?

October 31, 2012

  • Cost advantage important
  • Lower rates, lower markups
  • Many other critical benefits

China Tightens Labor Contract Law

October 17, 2012

In the final article addressing the changing contingent workforce landscape in Asia, we discuss China's efforts to require that all temporary workers should enjoy pay equal to their permanent counterparts.


Vietnam to Allow Employee Subleasing

October 10, 2012

In this second article addressing changing legislation in Asia, we focus on Vietnam, where a new law going into effect next year addresses a hybrid form of temporary staffing and labor outsourcing.


Contingents in Asia: Changing Legal Landscape Part 1

October 3, 2012

Asian staffing markets are relatively immature and quite often lightly regulated. However, the markets are developing quickly and legislation is evolving to accommodate the growth in demand from employers for more flexible forms of employment. In this first in a series of articles on the issue, we address... More


Online Staffing Platform Businesses: Competitive Landscape

September 24, 2012

  • "Online Staffing" now a $1B industry
  •  High growth: revenues, new entrants
  • "Technology-based play"-- low markups

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.