Recent Updates

Blog: The Dangers of Pricing Pressures

9 November 2011

The recent downgrade of Koosharem Corp., which does business as Select Staffing, is something of a wake-up call to staffing providers and those who use them. While some contend it’s the company’s own fault for its unsustainable pricing, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram offers a word of caution... More


Top 20 Staffing Firms in Denmark 2010

3 November 2011

  • Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian staffing market in terms of revenue.
  • Adecco is the leader, with revenue just under €50 million
  • Randstad and ManpowerGroup also in the Top 5.

Irish Data Sources

3 November 2011

  • A list of data sources for Ireland
  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Top 20 Staffing Firms in Finland 2010

2 November 2011

  • The Finnish market is highly fragmented, the Top 5 accounts for just 30% of market share.
  • Adecco and ManpowerGroup are the only foreign firms in the Top 10.
  • The market leader is the only staffing firm in Finland with annual revenue above €100 million in 2010.

Compliance: Bridging US & EU Privacy Laws

2 November 2011

The European Union restricts the transfer of personal data outside the EU. Companies using the services of vendor management systems or managed services providers need to ensure that they are adhering to applicable laws when storing their European Union-based contingents’ data in the U.S.


In the Spotlight: Get that senior leadership buy-in

2 November 2011

A First Data CW manager discusses program adoption, expansion, and creating visibility into her company’s program.


World: Planning for an older contingent workforce

2 November 2011

Pensions and retirement age are sensitive topics around the world. Indeed, tempers have flared recently at politicians' attempts at raising the age of retirement.


Blog: And the Winners Are …

2 November 2011

In the contingent workforce world, the anticipation of the VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape report is a little akin to the buzz of Oscar night. The results are greeted with jubilation in some quarters and renewed ambition in others. This year was no different. But one thing stands out, writes... More


UK Monthly Hiring Trends Sep/Oct 2011

28 October 2011

  • Apsco data shows rise in market
  • Innovantage Heat Map warm
  • Gross Margins almost level y/y but the economy poor due to concerns about the Eurozone

By the Numbers

27 October 2011

In this month’s “By the Numbers”

  • Where small firms rule: Allied healthcare
  • Travel nurse staffing coming back strong
  • How do buyers calculate MSP fees?