Recent Updates

Blog: Finding and losing the perfect IT candidate

12 June 2013

Why do information technology professionals leave their positions? Michael Barefoot, senior account executive at IT staffing firm Red Zone Resources, discusses some of the reasons in a new post in The Staffing Stream.

Incentivize Your MSP

12 June 2013

Rather than focusing on squeezing savings from your suppliers, build a contract that incentivizes them to hit preferred goals.

European Staffing Firms Eye the US

12 June 2013

While U.S.-based staffing providers tend to expand globally in response to their customers’ needs, it is the U.S.’s economic recovery that is leading European firms to consider expanding to the U.S.

New Group Fighting for Independent Contractor Relationships

12 June 2013

With U.S. and state governments taking aim at independent contractor relationships, a new organization comprised of businesses and ICs is fighting back.

Skinny Is the New Gray Under Healthcare Reform

12 June 2013

Vague language in the Affordable Care Act has opened the door to so-called “skinny” health policies, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. It’s unclear whether these policies that cover few doctor’s visits and no hospitalization will be an option for staffing firms... More

Go Beyond Veteran Hiring Programs

12 June 2013

With 1.2 million military personnel returning home from overseas deployment over the next five years, current veteran hiring programs will not be enough, writes Bob Jones, CEO of Veterans Sourcing Group, in The Staffing Stream. In addition to employing veterans, firms need to review their supplier... More

What Confidential Surveys May Not Tell You

12 June 2013

A survey evaluating a team's performance can be a powerful tool for making that team more effective, writes Roger Schwarz on the HBR Blog Network. But while experts often advise those surveys be anonymous to ensure honesty, you can’t always trust the results, he says.

2013 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape

10 June 2013

  • $100 billion in global VMS/MSP spend accounted for in this study
  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 21% and 18% in 2012, respectively
  • VMS providers reported 62 "mega-programs" (programs with annual spend over $300 million)

Portuguese Data Sources

5 June 2013

A list of data sources for Portugal including:

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

News Report May 2013

5 June 2013

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets in Europe. Browse news by country and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.