Recent Updates

Caterpillar Lowers Percentage of Flexible Workers

24 October 2012

Caterpillar, one of the few companies to disclose the size of its flexible workforce, said contingents accounted for 14.4 percent of its total workforce in the third quarter, down from 16.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011.


“Don’t Call Me; Call my MSP”

24 October 2012

Staffing firms from all sectors complain that their MSPs block them from contacting the clients, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram, but forget that it’s usually the client’s policy, not the MSP’s.


Making Contingency Staffing a Permanent Strategy

24 October 2012

Jim Link, managing director, human resources, at Randstad, provides tips to create an effective integrated contingent staffing infrastructure, in The Staffing Stream


Want Good Talent? Pay Up

24 October 2012

The rate you pay your internal employees should not be the rate you expect to pay your staffing provider for a similar position, writes S. Anthony Iannarino in the Solutions Staffing blog.


Union: Foreign Mine Workers a Danger

24 October 2012

A Canadian trade union alleges that an influx of temporary foreign workers from China into British Columbia’s mining sector is taking jobs from Canadian workers and making the mines more dangerous, OHS magazine reports.


2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in VMS and MSP Usage

23 October 2012

  • See how many buyers use VMS & MSP
  • How this compares with North America
  • How this is set to change in the next two years

2012 Contingent Buyers Survey: What conferences do contingent workforce managers attend?

22 October 2012

  • See which conferences our buyers attend
  • How this compares to North America
  • and what they get from them

2012 Contingent Buyers Survey: Online staffing services

22 October 2012

  • See how many respondents use online staffing services
  • How many are familiar with these services
  • and how many are consider them in the next two years

By the Numbers

19 October 2012

  • Computer sales have been booming for a quarter century, but the people who maintain and develop them are in ever short supply...
  • Average IT unemployment rate
  • Cumulative employment growth in IT vs. cumulative growth in total employment

Perspective

19 October 2012

Perspective: Profits for You