Recent Updates

Compliance: Risky Business Customs in Asia Pacific

16 November 2011

While the Asia Pacific region is attractive for business, CW managers would be wise to educate themselves on the background and reputation of potential business partners, as well as risks of some local customs.


UK: Low Wage Sectors Adopting Swedish Derogation

16 November 2011

More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.


News: `Tis the Season (to Hire)

16 November 2011

There really is a temp for each season. According to a survey of contingent workforce buyers by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2010, 21 percent of contingent usage was due to recurring seasonal needs. Who's hiring this season?


Forecasts for 2012

11 November 2011

  • Overall staffing market growth rate for Europe for 2012
  • Individual country growth rate forecasts for our 16 markets
  • Commentary on the euro crisis and its effect on the market

Top 30 Staffing Firms in Scandinavia 2010

10 November 2011

  • As a region, the combined countries of Scandinavia would be the fifth largest European staffing market in 2010.
  • ManpowerGroup and Adecco dominate this region, jointly controlling a quarter of the market.
  • The main driver for growth in the region has been the recovery of the Swedish car manufacturing... More

Finland Data Sources

9 November 2011

Links to tell you about the market in Finland…


Employment Law: Outsourcing and Offshoring

9 November 2011

Outsourcing and offshoring work are important ways for businesses to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Using such models does not remove the need for companies to adhere to U.S. and state laws, however. 


Deal Watch: New and renewed HCM deals

9 November 2011

Beginning with this issue, CWS 30 will periodically list some of the current human capital deals as well as a renewal of existing contracts in order to help CW managers map the staffing landscape. Signing or renewing contracts in this issue: The Boeing Company, BAE Systems Inc., the New Jersey School... More


Best of the Web: Massachusetts Workers Urge Change in IC Law

9 November 2011

Self-employed workers told Massachusetts lawmakers last week that the state’s independent contractor law, enacted in 2004, prevents them from getting work in an already tough economy and urged them to change the law, the Boston Herald reported.


Blog: The Dangers of Pricing Pressures

9 November 2011

The recent downgrade of Koosharem Corp., which does business as Select Staffing, is something of a wake-up call to staffing providers and those who use them. While some contend it’s the company’s own fault for its unsustainable pricing, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram offers a word of caution... More