CWS Council Research

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer plans for next two years

27 February 2012

  • Data on workforce plans
  • Share of contingent workers
  • Areas for Growth 

Establishing and Managing Your Contingent Workforce Program Office

13 February 2012

  • Panel discussion of various approaches to running a CW program office
  • See how other companies optimize quality, cost, efficiency, and risk
  • Learn what has worked and what hasn't from experienced CW program managers

2011 Contingent Buyers Survey: Initial European Findings

6 February 2012

  • First full contingent buyers survey for Europe
  • Full questions and summary answers
  • More detailed reports on this data to follow

Controlling Staff Turnover to Reduce Costs

15 December 2011

  • Roughly one in eight employees left a job last year.
  • The cost of these moves can be very high.
  • Use the tools here to measure and cost staff turnover.

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Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

12 October 2011

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A Look at the French Temporary Labour Market

21 September 2011

  • Intricacies of the French market explained
  • Overview of the French legal landscape 
  • Importance of collective bargaining agreements

How to Apply Talent Management and Workforce Planning to Your Contingent Workforce

1 August 2011

  • Panel of experts discusses innovative approaches to workforce planning
  • See how other companies are projecting their hiring needs
  • Learn more about scenario planning to deliver a workforce with the appropriate skill sets

Minimum Wages in Europe

1 July 2011

  • Nearly three-quarters of EU Member States have some form of statutory national minimum wage
  • Monthly minimum wages vary by a factor of about 1:14
  • Median growth in the minimum wages from 2001-2011 was a little under 5% per annum.

A Look at the German Temporary Workforce Environment

28 June 2011

  • Evaluation and overview of German temp market
  • Analysis of EU Directives effect on German market pricing
  • Importance of collective bargaining

Top 50 Staffing Firms in Germany 2010

17 June 2011

  • Randstad is the market leader, albeit with only 9.5% share as the market is still highly fragmented.
  • Only one domestic firm features in the Top 5, but German firms largely dominate the rest of the Top 50 list.
  • Industrial staffing was the growth driver in 2010, in particular momentum from the... More