Recent Updates

Leading in the Human Age

16 January 2013

This new era, coined by ManpowerGroup as “The Human Age,” requires a new style of leadership, writes Melanie Holmes, vice president of ManpowerGroup’s world of work solutions, in The Staffing Stream. Read more here


Stop Looking for the Purple Squirrel

16 January 2013

Your persistence in holding out for the elusive perfect candidate could be costing your company more than you realize, writes Lance Haun on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.


SIA Research: Harnessing SOW Spend

16 January 2013

As more companies expand their contingent workforce programs to include statement of work arrangements, there is a growing desire to learn what others have learned. This report, available to CWS Council members, covers topics such as what work arrangements should be classified as SOW and... More


Beware the Auction Effect

9 January 2013

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


Feds Firm Up Proposed Rules for Healthcare Reform

9 January 2013

New proposed healthcare reform regulations include language of concern to users of contingent labor.


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


Staffing Buyer Pays $96,335 in Back Wages

9 January 2013

A printing company that used two different staffing firms and timeclocks for its workers pays more than $100,000 in overtime back wages and penalties.


Why 2013 Is the Year of the Freelancer

9 January 2013

This will be the year of the freelancer, proclaims Darrell Jones, editor-in-chief of Elance. Read why in The Staffing Stream.


Judge Allows Adding Walmart to Contingents’ Lawsuit

9 January 2013

A federal judge has tentatively ruled that Walmart can be added to a lawsuit brought by contingents who work at a warehouse that operates strictly for the retail giant, Marketplace Business reports. The eventual outcome could have broader implications for all retailers that use third-party logistics facilities... More


Company Blames Temp for Fatal Burns

9 January 2013

A household and grooming products manufacturer cited by OSHA for 14 alleged violations after a contingent worker suffered fatal burns blames the worker for his death, Chicago Public Media's WBEZ reports.