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Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, February 17, 2010
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Peek Under the Hood
Include My Temps...?

Wise up. Or you are going to lose them
By Jim Lanzalotto

Feature PhotoEmployer branding is the kind of business program that companies focus on when times are good.

But when an economy goes south like it has for the past few years, employer branding and its functional brethren, such as training, travel and promotional programs, are treated like children at family holiday gatherings -- off to the satellite table in the foyer.

So now that the U.S. economy is starting to eke its way out of the worst economic downturn of the past seven decades, it's time to dust off your employer brand as well as your preconceived notions. ...

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Heard on the Street

Screen Thy Temps
"Awareness of background screening is higher than it's ever been, but the actual usage of screening services for contingents, although on the rise, is only done by a minority of organizations today, opening up a considerable risk factor in their businesses."

-- Rob Pickell, VP, customer solutions, HireRight ...

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Benchmarks

Median Pay and Bill Rates for Senior-Level IT Positions

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Behind the News

Another acquisition: Manpower Buys Comsys
In the first week of February, Manpower announced that it would buy Comsys IT partners for $431 million. Expected to close in April, this comes on the heels of another big acquisition: Giant staffing firm Adecco completed its acquisition of the MPS Group in January. ...

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Legal Eagle

DOL to Scrutinize Misclassification
Employers watch out. President Obama's $3.8 trillion federal budget for 2011 has several new initiatives within the Department of Labor (DOL). One of them includes an additional "$25 million to target employee misclassification with a hundred additional enforcement personnel and competitive grants to boost states' ...

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Keys to CW Success

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All Risks Considered:
The Many Challenges of Statement of Work Consultants

One of the hottest areas in the world of contingent workforce management is the incorporation of statement of work (SOW) consultants into CW programs. Traditionally SOW consultants were ignored completely by programs or more recently forced through the usual two engagement methods: W2 payrolling, or 1099 compliance regimes. The result is that program implementations attempting to incorporate SOW spend tend to toggle between two undesirable extremes when it comes to getting project-based consultants engaged:

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CONTINGENT WORKFORCE STRATEGIES 30 is published bi-monthly by Staffing Industry Analysts and is delivered to buyers of staffing services. For change of email address write to subservices@staffingindustry.com or call 1-800-950-9496.

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