February 29, 2012


Common mistakes that derail contingent worker conversions, European countries are reforming their employment laws and a buyer and its staffing provider face possible DOL citations over guest workers. 

Feature: Mistakes that Derail Contingent Worker Conversions

29 February 2012

Managers often look to their contingent pool for in-house roles. Here are five mistakes that can derail that process.

Europe: Austerity Measures Lead to Radical Labor Reform

29 February 2012

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a number of countries in southern Europe are re-evaluating their employment laws and are proposing, passing or enacting major reforms.

News: Feds Issue Citations to Buyer, Staffing Firm

29 February 2012

The operator of  a distribution center owned by the Hershey Co. in Palmyra, Pa., and its staffing provider were issued $288,000 in proposed penalties over workplace safety and health violations, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. 

Benchmarks: The Direct Hire Landscape

29 February 2012

In 2011, we estimate that the U.S. direct hire market generated $5.1 billion. What segments account for that spend?

Around the Web: Offshoring, Diversity

29 February 2012

One Harvard Business Review blogger makes the case for outsourcing and offshoring, while another asserts that manufacturing needs to return to the U.S.; U.S. boards are “too pale, too male”.