Recent Updates

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. 


Crowdsourcing: a Serious Contingent Workforce Strategy?

14 March 2012

Crowdsourcing is becoming more common, but how can companies take advantage of this emerging sourcing model?


Around the Web: Contingent by Choice; Workers’ Comp. Rules

14 March 2012

A growing number of workers prefer to be contingent to have greater control over their career; Know the rules to avoid workers’ compensation risks when using contingent workers.


Outsourced or In-House? Services Procurement and the Next Generation of CW Programs

8 March 2012

  • Panel discussion on internal and external MSPs
  • Pros and cons of in-house approach discussed
  • Learn from panelists who have brought their program office in-house

News: Misclassification Results in “Stop Work” Orders

7 March 2012

Nineteen companies in Connecticut were forced to stop work at construction sites recently due to independent contractor misclassifications, the state’s Department of Labor reported.


Blog: An Effective Contingent Worker Onboarding Process Matters

7 March 2012

Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram makes the case for having an effective onboarding process for your contingent workers.