North America

The Rise of the Integrated Workforce

30 January 2013

Tom Tisdale, senior vice president of sales at Peoplefluent, makes a case for companies to have an integrated labor pool on The Staffing Stream. Read more here.


Senators Craft Bill to Raise H1-B Limits

30 January 2013

Four senators, led by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), have drafted a bill that would greatly increase the number of H-1B temporary visas granted each year, and would free up green cards so more of those immigrants could settle in the United States and eventually become citizens, The New York Times ... More


SIA Research: CWS Council Q&A

30 January 2013

What were the burning topics on the minds of CWS Council members in 2012? This report, available to CWS Council members, is a collection of archived questions and answers from our online discussion group. 


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

Selecting the Right Consultant

23 January 2013

A program manager shares some thoughts on contingent workforce consultants who make it clear they have no hands-on experience to back them up.


Developing Innovative, Critical CW Tools

23 January 2013

A team comprising industry leaders from the buyer and supplier communities collaborates to share and develop best practices, industry standards and priorities related to key strategic initiatives impacting the future of the contingent workforce. 


Contingent Bill Rates Rise Over Year

23 January 2013

Bill rates for U.S. contingent workers rose during 2012, according to IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider. IQNavigator’s index of contingent labor bill rates in the U.S. increased 2.7 percent in December when compared with the same month in the previous year.


Recruiting for the Next Generation Workforce

23 January 2013

As your companys “A” players, who stayed put during the recession, are seeing better opportunities elsewhere, and baby boomers who delayed retirement are now reconsidering, the war for talent is on. Here’s what you can do, writes Clyde Stutts in The Staffing Stream.


Report Exposes H-2 Temp Worker Program Flaws

23 January 2013

An advocacy group released a new report last week that exposes flaws in the U.S. H-2 temporary worker program and proposes policy changes that would prevent future exploitation and abuse. Read the report here (PDF). 


Feds Collect $9.5 Million for Misclassified ICs

22 January 2013

More than $9.5 million in back wages has been collected for 11,400 workers misclassified as independent contractors since September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labors’ Wage and Hour Division announced last week.