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News Report November 2012

3 December 2012

  • Gain an insight into what happened in the staffing industry last month
  • Keep up to date with the latest company news, market trends and employment data
  • Browse news by country or region 

An Attorney’s View: Get It Write

28 November 2012

Everybody loves a good lawyer joke, but nobody’s laughing when a poorly crafted contract causes problems.


Background Screening Adds to Misclassification Risk?

28 November 2012

Background screening, already a potential minefield for contingent workforce programs in the U.S., add even more risk — including that of misclassification — on the international stage.


Walmart: Black Friday Successful Despite Protests

28 November 2012

Walmart reported its post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” events were a success despite labor action by some in-store workers and contingent workers employed at warehouses serving the retail giant. 


Tis the Season for Higher Margins

28 November 2012

Buyers of staffing services are not going to be finding bargains this season; a shortage of certain skills sets spells higher bill rates from staffing suppliers, writes Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog


Blog: VMS Class Warfare

28 November 2012

Vendor management systems promote a culture of second-class of citizens, contends James Downs, owner of The Downs Group, in The Staffing Stream. Read what he has to say here.


Blog: Obama 2.0 and IC Misclassification

28 November 2012

What does the re-election of President Obama mean in terms of IC misclassification enforcement over the next four years? Find out at the Independent Contractor Compliance Blog.


Pay Attention to Your Temps

28 November 2012

As we rely more and more on contingent workers, they in turn become more visible. How you treat them could make or break your reputation.


By the Numbers

25 November 2012

  • Percent of staffing firms that have closed an acquisition in the last three years.
  • Median purchase price/EBITDA reported in 2012 Staffing Industry Analysts staffing survey.
  • Number of publicly announced North American staffing mergers and acquisitions, 2006-2012.

The Other Side

25 November 2012

A Good Fit: Staffing firms have this temp coming back for more.