Recent Updates

Recruiting: Is Your Supplier Social?

25 January 2012

Last week, we wrote about how important it should be to users of contingent labor that their staffing suppliers use hi-tech methods to recruit. One such method is social recruiting, and it matters if your supplier is using it or not.

Europe: Less Regulation Ahead?

25 January 2012

European countries seek to ease regulatory burdens on employers.

Around the Web: Unable to Retire; Temping is Worth it

25 January 2012

With their retirement funds decimated, many eldery are forced to keep working. Meanwhile, a writer lays out the case for temping.

Dictionary of Key Terms

20 January 2012

A short dictionary of key terms for 46 European states.

Citation: Self-Employment in the UK

18 January 2012

  • The CIPD has completed an interesting short review of the official statistics on self-employment in the UK.
  • Self-employment, by the autumn of 2011, had reached a record level of 4.14 million
  • The "new" self employed are  'handy-men' without skills, picking-up whatever bits and pieces... More

Recruiting: Go Hi-Tech or Go Home

18 January 2012

With staffing firms saying recruiting talent is a bigger challenge than selling their own services, how they find that talent is critical to CW managers. How hi-tech is your provider?

Legal Eagle: Staffing Firm, Clients Hit with $10 Million Suit

18 January 2012

A staffing firm and its hotel clients have been sued by a group of contingent workers who allege they were regularly not paid for all hours worked or overtime. 

Around the Web: Obama Urges Insourcing; European Worker Exodus

18 January 2012

President Obama urges companies to return work to America, offering incentives to those that do, the LA Times reported. Meanwhile, Europe is facing an exodus of skilled workers amid a faltering economy.

Blog: Pandora’s Box

18 January 2012

The Pandora’s box of misclassification has been opened and related concerns are not going away. Neither is the usage of independent workers, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram. 

News: Eye on Japan

11 January 2012

A spate of acquisitions by large staffing providers point to a growing interest in the Japanese market — and Asia-Pacific as a whole.