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Blog: Getting Support for IC Compliance Measures

12 December 2012

Securing stakeholder sponsorship is critical when developing an independent contractor compliance program. Sabrina Clay, vice president of strategic alliances for Synergy Services Corp., shares key elements to ensure that support in The Staffing Stream.


Where the Hiring Process Can Backfire

12 December 2012

In a good interview, the candidate lays out his or her qualifications and the hiring manager describes the position and company clearly. When the hiring manager blows the process, you can lose out on good contingents. Read more from the Wall Street Journal here.


SIA Research: Who's Buying Online Staffing Services

12 December 2012

This report from Staffing Industry Analysts, available to corporate and CWS council members, describes the face of the online staffing industry, how large it really is and who its users are.  


Citation - ICT in Europe

7 December 2012

  • See details of the excellent report from EU Skills Panorama
  • Including data on demand supply and mismatches
  • ...and useful links

ILO Global Wage Report

7 December 2012

  • Understand how much global real wages have grown
  • How this differs regionally
  • See how they compare with labour productivity

“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

6 December 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?

2012: The Year of the Customer

5 December 2012

As we come to the close of yet another year, it’s entirely appropriate to reflect on the year that was. 2012 saw great change in the marketplace, not just from the standpoint of consolidation in the industry but also in the continuing sophistication of the buyers.


I Say Contingent, You Say What?

5 December 2012

In the contingent workforce world, it's common for players to have different terms and definitions, which complicates an already complex issue. Further muddying the lexicon are new terms growing in use in Canada,


Federal Unemployment Taxes Rising in 18 States

5 December 2012

Employers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes when they file IRS Form 940 for 2012. Some staffing firms have already warned customers of pending increases.


Beat the Holiday Rush with Temps

5 December 2012

Retailers struggling to fill seasonal roles this holiday season would do well to turn to staffing firms for help, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.