Recent Updates

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Feb/Mar 2012

26 March 2012

  • APSCo data remains  positive
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp strongly up
  • The economic signals are mixed

New Research from Eurofound

23 March 2012

  • An update on the flexicurity debate
  • Data and Charts from Eurofound
  • A review of flexicurity measures

Staffing Industry Share Index

23 March 2012

  • See how the Western Europe Staffing Industry Share Index is doing.
  • Compare it to the US and FTSE Euro Mid Cap Index.
  • See which firms have done best and worst.

Feature: How to Manage Remote Contingent Workers

21 March 2012

Managers who drive results by peering over employees’ shoulders and calling impromptu status meetings should take a refresher course, because you’ll need different techniques and skills to supervise a team of contingent workers dispersed across the globe.


News: Who Will Pay Healthcare Reform Penalties for Contingents?

21 March 2012

A contingent workforce management professional urged staffing firms to communicate with their clients what their penalties would be under the healthcare reform mandates.


Global: Strikes over Contingent Worker Usage

21 March 2012

While the use of contingent labor is an accepted practice within developed Western economies, its use is still controversial in other countries. Here, we look at three countries where contingent worker usage is top of the political agenda.


Blog: Rolling Out New Ideas in Staffing

21 March 2012

The Staffing Industry Executive Forum came of age last week, and wowed the staffing industry. Replete with talk shows, awards, great sessions and more than 900 people rubbing elbows in the Red Rock, Las Vegas, it was the place to be for the world of staffing.


2011 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

20 March 2012

  • Many companies use tenure limits for co-employment mitigation, despite contrary legal advice
  • No easy solution for exempt/non-exempt classification of contingents
  • Several companies noted the use of warranties, length of warranty varies among companies

News: H-1B Difficulties for Staffing Firms Cleared

14 March 2012

The USCIS issued new guidance this week confirming staffing firms as legitimate employers for H1-B visa purposes, the TechServe Alliance reported today. Previously, staffing firms had struggled to obtain the visas on behalf of clients.


Heard on the Street: “Contingent” May Be Better Option

14 March 2012

What the recession has taught companies is that there is no longer a stigma attached to hiring a contingent worker. In fact, you might be better off with one.