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WE Legs & Regs Advisor – December 2011

25 December 2011

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network
  • Information this month from Denmark

News: IBM to Buy VMS Provider Emptoris

21 December 2011

IBM's plan to buy VMS provider Emptoris Inc. is indicative of the changing business workforce models. Companies' growing preference for contingent labor is driving the need for services procurement solutions.


U.K.: Bright Outlook for Procurement Professionals

21 December 2011

The New Year is a traditional time for people to pause, evaluate the past year and consider their plans for the future. With this in mind, what does the current employment market look like for procurement professionals in the U.K.? 


Legal Roundup: IC Legislation; Workers’ Comp Ruling

21 December 2011

Critics claim Massachusetts' definition of independent contractor is too narrow, while Maine’s high court ruled an agency temp cannot sue the client company in a workers’ comp discrimination case.


Blog: Finally, a Better Rep

21 December 2011

The staffing industry and the use of contingents, once reviled, is now and appreciated if not respected business strategy, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.  


Western Europe M&A, 2011

20 December 2011

  • Despite the global slowdown, M&A activity in the staffing industry increased in Western Europe this year.
  • The most significant deal is the acquisition of SFN Group by Randstad.
  • Read the full analysis: by staffing segment, deals with disclosed metrics, deals in which the target company offers... More

The Baltic States

16 December 2011

  • Describes the market
  • Discusses the competition for staff
  • Lists key providers

Controlling Staff Turnover to Reduce Costs

15 December 2011

  • Roughly one in eight employees left a job last year.
  • The cost of these moves can be very high.
  • Use the tools here to measure and cost staff turnover.

We would be very keen to hear from anybody who would like to anonymously benchmark their own figures. If this is of interest to you please... More


Global: Expanding to the Asia Pacific

14 December 2011

In November, we began a multi-part series on the unique business risks associated with doing business in the Asia Pacific Region. This week, guest author Martin Glick discusses challenges in implementing a CW management program in the region.


SIA Lists VMS, MSP Top Performers

14 December 2011

Vendor shopping? How do you know what your peers really think of their vendors? Or your staffing providers. This report indentifies the top VMS and MSP providers as ranked by your counterparts as well as staffing providers.