Recent Updates

Temp Bill Rates Rise for IT, Professional Workers

31 October 2012

Temporary labor bill rates rose in the third quarter with increases among professional-level workers, according to the third-quarter release of the IQNdex, an index of temporary labor bill rates produced by IQNavigator.


Blog: MSP Usage Trending Down

31 October 2012

Here’s more fuel to add to the fireworks with regard to MSP usage: it has actually trended down. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses this development in The Contingent Blog.


Blog: Reducing Worker Stress

31 October 2012

High stress levels can greatly reduce workers’ productivity. Vioteck Solutions Limited CEO John Golat shares some tips on reducing employees’ stress in The Staffing Stream.


UK Monthly Hiring Trends Sept/Oct 2012

25 October 2012

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for online jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

Temp Workers Sue Walmart, Staffing Firms

24 October 2012

A group of 20 Chicago-area workers have filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Walmart and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready-Midwest Inc.


Healthcare Reform: Expect to Pay

24 October 2012

The majority of contingent workforce buyers said they expect to absorb none of the costs associated with healthcare reform, while 33 percent of suppliers expected to pass on all of the costs to their clients, based on our recent surveys. Why is there this disconnect?


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.