March 20, 2013


H1-B visa petitions are expected to exceed availability soon after applications are accepted beginning April 1; Some staffing firms are growing to love their managed service providers.

Firms Seeking H-1Bs Could Be Out of Luck

20 March 2013

Companies seeking H-1B temporary worker visas to bring skilled talent to the U.S. may be out of luck because of expected increase in demand.

Unlikely Valentine: Suppliers Learn to Love Their MSP

20 March 2013

Some suppliers are in the midst of a red-hot love affair with their MSPs, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. And it’s been great all around. Why is the courtship such a happy one? 

Can Remote Contingents Be Effective?

20 March 2013

Edward Jackson, president of vendor management system provider Provade, takes on the topic of remote employee productivity and effectiveness following Yahoo!’s recent mandate that workers show up at the office, in The Staffing Stream.

Growth Slows in U.S. Staffing Prices

20 March 2013

Prices paid for staffing services in the U.S. rose in February from a year ago, but the increase was the lowest since March 2012, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Staffing Usage Rises in Canada, Pace Slows

20 March 2013

As part of our coverage of the Canadian staffing market, the Canadian Staffing Index was 106 in January, up 2 percent from the level of 104 in January of the prior year, based on reported billed hours by staffing providers. 

Businesses, Unions at Odds Over Seasonal Visa Limits

20 March 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” senators are negotiating in an attempt to establish a new temporary foreign worker program for low-skilled workers, the Miami Herald reported

SIA Research: RPO Service Features and Market Landscape

20 March 2013

Recruitment process outsourcing is garnering more attention in the contingent workforce management community. This report, available to CWS Council members, shares insights into the features of RPO providers and the market landscape.