Recent Updates

Soap manufacturer and staffing supplier fined

6 May 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Central New York soap and shampoo manufacturer for exposing employees and temps to chemical and fire hazards. Its staffing provider was also cited.


When it comes to people, throw out those procurement rules

6 May 2015

Many tried-and-true elements of successful procurement often have negative effects on a contingent workforce program’s health. 


Time kills brain cells, not deals — Staffing Stream

5 May 2015

Time is clearly not on the side of anyone who recruits.


Buyer helps temp get gainfully employed, builds loyalty

5 May 2015

A contingent worker talks about how her client manager's efforts helped propel her career. Find out more in Staffing Industry Review.


Global Employment Migration Overview

30 April 2015

  • Overview of work migration policies of major staffing markets
  • Includes Australia, the EU, Japan and the US

UK Professional Recruitment Trends Mar/Apr 2015

30 April 2015

  • Permanent placements among APSCo respondents increased by 34% y/y
  • Temporary placements increased by 6.3% y/y
  • The number of incorporated companies in the UK has increased by 10% y/y

Tread carefully when engaging ICs online

29 April 2015

Recent headlines have featured independent contractors challenging their classification through litigation. In some cases, this has highlighted the issues presented by online staffing tools that we have been covering quite extensively.


Make ‘passive recruiting’ a key element of your total talent management strategy

29 April 2015

With the growing interest in total talent management, are programs remembering to include passive candidates in their efforts?


State’s high court rules IC status OK for cabbies, but may not apply elsewhere

29 April 2015

Boston taxi drivers are correctly classified as independent contractors, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled last week.


Southwest construction firms settle in misclassification case

29 April 2015

After a lengthy federal investigation, 16 defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers in Arizona and Utah agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages, damages, penalties and other guarantees.