Recent Updates

UK Employment Activities and the Annual Business Survey

14 June 2012

  • See how many staffing organisations the ONS think there were
  • How many people were employed
  • What the average wage was

Strategy: Who Should Be in Charge of Your CW Program

13 June 2012

Whether procurement or HR should manage the contingent workforce is hotly debated. Our Procurement Guy has his own opinions, and they may very well surprise you.

Quality: Solving the Labor Market Paradox

13 June 2012

Amid persistently high unemployment rates, companies maintain they are having a hard time finding people with the skills they need. Is this truly a paradox, or can this gap be closed?

Costs: New Report Is Critical of Outsourcing, Walmart

13 June 2012

A report released last week is critical of outsourcing — and the use of staffing firms in such circumstances — and took aim at Walmart in particular. The report calls for several steps to get tougher on outsourcing by companies. Walmart has already blasted the report.

Strategy: Why the MSP’s Role Is Crucial

13 June 2012

Making sure you and your hiring managers are familiar with the contingent worker hiring process and the managed service provider will pay off. 

Legs & Regs May 2012

7 June 2012

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network.
  • Information this month from Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK

Employment Law Liability: Who’s Responsible?

6 June 2012

In this third article in a series meant to debunk legal myths that persist with regard to contingent workforce usage, we explore whether employment law liability resides solely with the staffing provider.

The Role of the CW Manager

6 June 2012

Back before the time when Internet became so popular, there were no contingent workforce managers. The responsibilities existed, though, usually as an add-on to another job. As the workforce and technology have changed, a mix of skill sets have come to the forefront to create what makes a successful... More

Why Innovation Processes Fail

6 June 2012

While companies strive to create innovation to improve their business, it’s common for those processes to end up failing. Here’s why, writes Ria McGrath in Harvard Business Review.

Double Dip Recession? Probably Not.

6 June 2012

“There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Well, I wouldn’t go as far as Mark Twain and condemn the numbers, but there’s no doubt that the economic data is sending mixed signals, writes Subadhra R.Sriram in the Contingent Blog. Read more here.