Margins, Pay & Bill Rates, Fees

2012 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

27 January 2013

  • Several companies state their reason for holding MSP accountable for total cycle time
  • Answers provided for various struggles with regulation in India
  • Outline of various factors that affect cost of ongoing VMS support
  • Many other topics discussed

Beware the Auction Effect

9 January 2013

Are your suppliers complaining your rate card is too low? Dig a little deeper before making adjustments.


VMS Not the Bogeyman Suppliers Claim

9 January 2013

VMS is staffing firms’ favorite bogeyman, but tales of its effects on lowered margins and profits are greatly exaggerated, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog


Look Beyond Markups and Rates

12 December 2012

Looking at a supplier’s overall costs — and not just the gross margin — can help you pinpoint areas for savings.


ILO Global Wage Report

7 December 2012

  • Understand how much global real wages have grown
  • How this differs regionally
  • See how they compare with labour productivity

“Online Staffing:” What Is It, What’s Driving It, What Does It Mean For Staffing Firms?

31 October 2012

  • Cost advantage important
  • Lower rates, lower markups
  • Many other critical benefits

UK Government Spending on Temporary Staff

1 February 2012

  • The report sets out details of central governments spending on temporary staff.
  • Key findings include the monthly total amount they are spending.
  • Details of the Department whose spending dwarfs all others.

WE Insight - Pay When Paid Clauses and their Impact on Sub-Vendors

13 April 2011

Staffing companies are active users of factoring services...Approximately 60% of all staffing company business in the UK incorporates some form of invoice financing


CWS Council - Insight - Changes in SUTA / FUTA and how it they effect the Contingent Workforce

23 February 2010

High unemployment in many states has resulted in dramatic increases to the SUTA rates
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base
Many providers are looking to their customers to help... More

CWS Council - Sample Document - European Agency RFP Template - Excel Based

5 February 2010

Exhaustive Excel based RFP Template for Agency Services in Europe
Tabs Include:  RFP Instructions, Demand Profile, Pricing by Country, Service Delivery, Supplier Background, Existing Relationships, Price Guidelines, Current Pricing by Country, Quality, Job
Descriptions, Validation
Useful for Non-European... More