Recent Updates

Legal Eagle: New Year, New Requirements in the Golden State

7 December 2011

The new year brings new documentation requirements on California businesses. The Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011, which goes into effect Jan. 1, creates new, detailed disclosures companies must provide to new non-exempt employees. How will it affect users of contingent labor?


News: Adding Temps, Saving $

7 December 2011

End users of contingent labor continue to rely on temporary workers. Indeed, the number of temporary workers rose by 22,300 in November in the United States for a total of 2.3 million. This data was released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Europe: AWR Deadline Passes. What's Next?

7 December 2011

Though the deadline has passed for the much-anticipated Agency Work Directive, the story is nowhere near complete. Expect further developments to the European regulatory environment over the next two years.


Swiss Data Sources

2 December 2011

A list of data sources for Switzerland including:

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

Third-Quarter Results

30 November 2011

  • Q3 revenue up by a median 17.5%
  • Net income up by a median 39.7%
  • Gross margin for top ten down -0.8%

Peek under the Hood: From Consultant to Employee

30 November 2011

Headlines and news reports these days about the economy and who’s hiring are pretty consistent. Hiring is projected to be flat or slow and organizations are focusing more on using contingent workers instead. And down the road, those same workers may come asking for a job.


European Economies Face an Unpredictable 2012

30 November 2011

Many of you are in the throes of budgeting for the coming year, a task made more daunting by lingering economic uncertainties. With economists hard-pressed to predict what will happen tomorrow, how is business expected to predict likely revenue and costs 12 months out?


Legal Eagle: Client Ruled Employer in Overtime Dispute

30 November 2011

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the end user of contingent labor was the employer of a temporary worker in a question regarding nonpayment of overtime to the contingent in a discrimination lawsuit.


Blog: Why Services Procurement Strikes a Chord (Tra la la la la)

30 November 2011

Suppliers and customers are all raving about services procurement. But here’s the catch: It means different things to different people, so Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram decided to understand what the term meant. After chatting with various industry folks, she wrote what she learned in the Contingent... More


By the Numbers

28 November 2011

  • Who Hires When: Sharpest seasonal hiring spikes, by industry
  • Industries with the highest need for seasonal labor
  • Most seasonal temp segment