October 3, 2012


What can buyers of contingent labor learn from Henry Ford?; The U.K.'s Pension Act has unexpected repercussions for buyers; look at changing labor laws in Asia. 

In Tough Times, Raise Contingent Worker Pay?

3 October 2012

At a time of economic uncertainty and financial stress, it’s absolutely essential to squeeze every penny out of every cost to maximize profits to grow your business. It’s a plain, simple imperative. Or is it? Ask Henry Ford.

UK Pension Plan Law Creates New Risks for Employers

3 October 2012

We have previously covered the details and implications of the U.K. Pensions Act, which went into effect Monday, but a new issue has been brought to light that potentially exposes employers to an increased risk of fines and criminal sanctions.

Where Are Wages Growing Fastest?

3 October 2012

The average weekly wage in the 328 largest U.S. counties rose by 5.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter to $984, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But what areas enjoyed the best growth?

Contingents in Asia: Changing Legal Landscape Part 1

3 October 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

Outsource MSP or Not: To Be or Not To Be

3 October 2012

People who ask this may not suffer the same torment as Shakespeare’s famous protagonist Hamlet, but this question did keep coming up at the CWS Summit in San Diego last month: Should I outsource my MSP or manage it in-house? Read more in Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram’s blog here.

Why HR Should Own the CW Program

3 October 2012

Whether HR or procurement should own the contingent workforce program has been hotly debated. On The Staffing Stream, Tom Tisdale, senior vice president of sales at Peoplefluent, states his case as to why HR should be deeply involved. 

Improve the Onboarding Experience

3 October 2012

Are you and your staffing provider doing all you can to ensure a successful onboarding experience for your contingents? Read about one temp’s experience in Staffing Industry Review, sister publication to Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0

Microsoft Pitches a $10,000 H-1B Visa

3 October 2012

Microsoft is proposing that Congress add 20,000 H-1B visas and the same number of STEM visa green cards in a fee-based plan that would fund STEM education, according to a report by ComputerWorld. Read more here.