Recent Updates

Contingent Market Complexity: International Comparison

8 February 2012

  • Assesses contingent markets across five Continents
  • Shows which are markets are the least complex contingent markets and the easiest in which employers can develop a contingent workforce
  • Looks which are the most difficult.

News: Judge Rules Firms Can’t Fire Contract Workers

8 February 2012

A federal judge ruled workers who are suing a California warehouse cannot be fired.

Europe: Stricter Personal Data Protections Proposed

8 February 2012

Coming on the heels of high-profile persona data breaches, proposed regulations will add significant burdens to companies doing business in Europe.

Blog: The Best in Social Media

8 February 2012

Are your vendors using social media effectively? Used well, social media can help attract the best candidate, but too many companies are ineffective at it, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram. We’re looking for the best social media campaigns in the staffing industry.

Around the Web: Global Hiring; Low-Skilled Falling Behind

8 February 2012

Have a local presence when hiring at a distant location; Low-skilled workers being left behind.

2011 Contingent Buyers Survey: Initial European Findings

6 February 2012

  • First full contingent buyers survey for Europe
  • Full questions and summary answers
  • More detailed reports on this data to follow

By the Numbers

2 February 2012

  • Seventy-six percent of staffing firms will increase recruiting staff in 2012.
  • Mid-range pay for staffing industry recruiters by skill specialty.
  • Thirty-one percent of U.S. information technology staffing firms use India-based recruiters.

Power Seller

2 February 2012

Metrics to track: Why the fill ratio is a key measure of performance.

Expert’s Corner

2 February 2012

Calling the shots: Why mandating specific metrics can be bad for business.

Center Stage

2 February 2012

Laser focus: The Jacobson Group specializes in the insurance industry and recently introduced a standalone RPO.