Recent Updates

Citation: Self-Employment in the UK

18 January 2012

  • The CIPD has completed an interesting short review of the official statistics on self-employment in the UK.
  • Self-employment, by the autumn of 2011, had reached a record level of 4.14 million
  • The "new" self employed are  'handy-men' without skills, picking-up whatever bits and pieces... More

Recruiting: Go Hi-Tech or Go Home

18 January 2012

With staffing firms saying recruiting talent is a bigger challenge than selling their own services, how they find that talent is critical to CW managers. How hi-tech is your provider?


Legal Eagle: Staffing Firm, Clients Hit with $10 Million Suit

18 January 2012

A staffing firm and its hotel clients have been sued by a group of contingent workers who allege they were regularly not paid for all hours worked or overtime. 


Around the Web: Obama Urges Insourcing; European Worker Exodus

18 January 2012

President Obama urges companies to return work to America, offering incentives to those that do, the LA Times reported. Meanwhile, Europe is facing an exodus of skilled workers amid a faltering economy.


Blog: Pandora’s Box

18 January 2012

The Pandora’s box of misclassification has been opened and related concerns are not going away. Neither is the usage of independent workers, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram. 


News: Eye on Japan

11 January 2012

A spate of acquisitions by large staffing providers point to a growing interest in the Japanese market — and Asia-Pacific as a whole.


U.K.: Providers Brace Themselves for Next Major Legislative Change

11 January 2012

After making considerable changes to their internal processes to comply with the Agency Workers Regulations, U.K. staffing agencies are preparing for another piece of far-reaching and potentially costly employment reform.


Peek Under the Hood: What CW Managers Might Ask Siri

11 January 2012

Contributing writer Jim Lanzalotto imagines how the iPhone’s Siri would respond to CW-related questions.


Around the Web: Training; Arbitration, Diversity

11 January 2012

Who’s job is it to train workers: the company that will benefit from their new skills or the government hoping to boost local employment?; NLRB rules on mandatory arbitration; Companies jump further on the diversity bandwagon by appointing chief diversity officers.


In the Spotlight: Outsourcing Noncore Jobs

4 January 2012

If a job is not core to your company, it can be outsourced, says the author of The Birth of a New Workforce