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News Report December 2012

7 January 2013

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets in Europe and around the world. Browse news by country or region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data – just click on the links below.... More


2012 Staffing Company Survey - Europe

2 January 2013

  • The following report is a summary of findings from the 2012 Staffing Company Survey.
  • Findings include a wide variety of best practices, benchmark data and industry trends
  • Download the full report: 34 pages of insights.

IT Staffing Market in Europe 2012

28 December 2012

  • Adecco leads the market, followed by ManpowerGroup and Randstad.
  • The largest national markets are the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Other markets offer promising growth prospects: the Scandinavian countries, Poland and the Czech Republic.

WE Legs & Regs Advisor – November / December 2012

19 December 2012

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network.
  • We have covered a variety of judiciary developments, including collective agreements and court rulings.
  • Data has been gathered from across Europe.

Changes to Watch for in 2013

19 December 2012

What will the New Year bring? Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram points out eight changes to expect next year in The Contingent Blog.


New Cold War Could Freeze Out Staffing Firms in Russia

19 December 2012

An ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Russia may have significant repercussions for contingent workforce managers as Russia threatens to ban foreign staffing firms from doing business in the country. 


Firm Settles OSHA Case in Temp’s Death

19 December 2012

A company agreed to pay a $100,000 fine as part of a settlement in the death of a temporary worker, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported. 


Company to Pay $46,000 in Misclassification

19 December 2012

A Florida painting firm agreed to pay $46,000 in back wages after it was found to have misclassified 26 employees as independent contractors.


New IC Bill Relatively “Limited”

19 December 2012

A new bill meant to simplify the procedure for determining proper independent contractor classification has been introduced in the House, but it appears to have a very narrow focus.


Re-Imagining Work and the Workforce

19 December 2012

Next year, companies will re-imagine how work gets done and who does it, writes Michelle V. Rafter on Workforce.com.