Recent Updates

Freelance Workers Becoming a Fixture

19 September 2012

U.S. businesses are committed to utilizing a mix of permanent and temporary workers as a long-term business strategy, as nearly 70 percent of businesses currently use contingent workers in some capacity, according to a study by Randstad, the world’s second-largest staffing provider. Read more... More


’Tis the Season

19 September 2012

Companies are beginning to ramp up their hiring of contingent workers for the holidays, with Kohl’s Department Stores announcing plans to hire more than 52,700 workers, 24/7 Wall St. reports. To read the story, click here.


Why a Consultant’s Motivations Matter

19 September 2012

Why are the consultants serving your business contingent? Understanding the reasons for their choice can help you and your providers attract and manage them. Read more from Staffing Industry Review magazine, here.


Luxembourg Data Sources

17 September 2012

A list of data sources for Luxembourg including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

2012 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

13 September 2012

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

Howard Dean Chats About Healthcare and the Contingent Workforce

12 September 2012

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean speaks with Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram about healthcare reform and its effect on the staffing industry in the September 2012 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. Read what he has to say here.


Be Prepared for the Future of CW Management

12 September 2012

As we prepare for the eighth-annual Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit next week, Bryan Peña ponders what it will take to manage future evolution in contingent workforce management.


Temporary Employment Drops in August

12 September 2012

Temporary help employment slipped in August from July, while July's gains were revised downward, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 


Blog: Narrow Escape on Healthcare Penalties

12 September 2012

While recent guidance indicates costs of healthcare reform on staffing firms may not be as steep as expected, buyers and staffing providers still need to come to terms with who will pay for the costs that will be there, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.


Blog: Weighing Contingent Workforce Program Benefits

12 September 2012

What is the MOST important benefit an organization can gain from implementing a contingent workforce management program? Hint: It's not as clear as you think, writes TAPFIN VP and General Manager Kip Wright in The Staffing Stream