CWS Council Research

Global Risk Assessment Framework

18 March 2014

As well as providing a Risk Framework, this Insight contains examples of how a Global Risk Assessment Framework can be applied directly in three important but highly diverse countries; the UK, Germany and India.


Online Work Platform Models and Labor-related Compliance: Why It’s Not A Contradiction in Terms

3 March 2014

  • As online work platforms have become more visible to staffing businesses and buyers, questions have arisen as to whether these platform businesses can really act like typical staffing firms.
  • Online work platforms can act in ways that are similar to the more established, typical staffing business/compliance... More

Gain-Share Deal Structures & Other Savings-Based MSP Performance Incentives

29 December 2013

  • Various strategies outlined for sharing savings with MSPs and staffing suppliers
  • Learn which strategies have been proven most successful

Non-Traditional Contract Clauses

12 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include termination assistance, no-suspension, key personnel, and more
  • Information on how to handle ownership rights to data

Sample Contract Clauses for the Contingent Workforce Manager

10 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include renegotiations, most favored customer, right-to-hire, and more
  • Information on how to handle overtime and permanent placement fees in contracts with suppliers

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

5 November 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

2013 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

23 August 2013

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

A Look at the Swedish Temporary Workforce Environment

9 August 2013

  • Overview of the Swedish legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

10 June 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)