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Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

26 March 2015

  • SIA's own own methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. 
  • We have assessed 55 different staffing markets across six Continents. Strong prospects were identified among both emerging and established staffing markets.
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Indian group responds to H-1B temp worker visa criticism in Senate committee

25 March 2015

The trade association for the Indian IT and business process outsourcing industry responded to criticism that workers coming to the US on H-1B visas — for highly skilled temporary foreign workers such as those in IT — have only minimum skills.


OSHA finalizes whistleblower protection rules, seeks advisory committee nominations

25 March 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized its rules for the handling of Sarbanes-Oxley Act-related whistleblower retaliation complaints; separately, it is seeking nominations for members to serve on its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.


What suppliers would like buyers to know

25 March 2015

More than 1,000 staffing industry executives converged on Orlando, Fla. last week to attend the Staffing Industry Executive Forum. While there, many shared their thoughts on what buyers should know. Editor and Publisher Subadhra R. Sriram spells it out on the SIA Track on The Staffing Stream.


RFP: Be honest when pitching your program, it will pay off in better pricing

25 March 2015

RFPs are a difficult process for buyers and staffing suppliers, but failure to be transparent about your program's scope can lead to higher costs in the long run.


Right partnerships increase your influence

25 March 2015

A typical strategic alliance tends to make us more knowledgeable and broaden our reach and influence. Are you using your alliances with your providers to their fullest potential?


Benchmarks: Projected CW use, APAC

18 March 2015

In our 2014 Contingent Buyers Survey for the Asia/Pacific region, we asked respondents what share of their total workforce was made up of contingent workers. We also asked for short-term and long-term projections. 


Uber and Lyft IC classification cases to go to juries

18 March 2015

Last week, judges in two independent contractor classification suits — those against Uber and Lyft — said juries must determine plaintiff’s employment status. The cases can have far-reaching repercussions for online staffing platforms and companies that use them and 1099 workers.


What can you do for your country? Hire a vet.

18 March 2015

The topic of hiring military veterans is gaining more and more attention, and with the coming reduction of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, more veterans will be home and in need of job search assistance. A panel discussion covered this topic at the Staffing Industry Executive Forum yesterday.


Buyers’ market no more: Time to upgrade the partnership

18 March 2015

As the economy shifts and talent and suppliers have more choices, they may start to look for better options. Now’s the time to examine your processes and relationships to ensure you are a preferred client.