Recent Updates

How the Best Companies Hire

22 August 2012

The quality of people you hire affects every measure of performance — sales, product development and partner relations, writes J.J. Colao on Here’s how three of the most successful companies handle the process.

CW Program Management: In-house or Outsource?

22 August 2012

One of the first decisions in building a contingent workforce program is whether to manage your program internally or outsource much of the responsibility to an external managed service provider (MSP). This report, available to members of the CWS Council, will help you make the... More

Clinical/Scientific Staffing market update 2012

21 August 2012

  • Ranking of the Top 25 firms providing Clinical/Scientific staffing services in Europe.
  • A list of over 80 suppliers operating in the European Clinical/Scientific market.
  • Employment and economic indicators for the European pharmaceutical industry.

Going it Alone: Building an Internally Run CW Program

17 August 2012

  • Tips for building an internally run CW program
  • To mandate or not to mandate?
  • What will your customers expect from your program?

Internal Recruiting of Contingents

17 August 2012

  • Pros and cons of using internal recruiters vs. staffing agencies
  • Examples of companies using internal recruiters
  • How internal recruiting can fit in both simple and complex CW programs

Buyer Mistakes: The No-Contact MSP Program

15 August 2012

While it once made sense to prohibit staffing suppliers from contact with hiring managers, buyers should rethink that policy, argues former procurement professional Bryan Peña.

Online Staffing: A Viable Choice

15 August 2012

Despite recent hype about online staffing, large corporations have not hopped on the online staffing bandwagon. But the model online staffing model can be a good choice for acquiring quality contingent labor.

Background Checker Must Pay $2.6 Million

15 August 2012

Companies increasingly rely on third-party vendors to conduct background checks on their candidates — traditional as well as contingent. But those firms must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. One recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the act. 

Managing Expectations While Reaching for the Sky

15 August 2012

Sometimes, reality just doesn’t live up to our expectations, even we know full well we are expecting too much. Erika Halverson shares in The Staffing Stream insights on how to avoid those let-down feelings when implementing a CW program or tool.

Factors that Define Independent Contractors

15 August 2012

There may be a straightforward approach to understanding the difference between an independent business/contractor and someone who is misclassified, writes Walter Branam on the Collabrus blog. Read more here.