Recent Updates

Legal Eagle: State Proposes Strict Measures for Staffing Firms

13 July 2011

A bill working its way through the Massachusetts legislature would create sweeping new administrative and financial requirements for staffing firms and may in turn raise costs for companies that use contingent workers in the state.


Size of the European Clinical/Scientific Market

12 July 2011

The European Clinical/Scientific segment accounts for one third of the global market ...


EU Directives you cannot afford to forget

8 July 2011

While a great deal of attention has been paid to the implementation of the AWR. Two other Directives this year may have nearly as great an impact on both staffing firms and buyers...


Minimum Wages in Europe

1 July 2011

  • Nearly three-quarters of EU Member States have some form of statutory national minimum wage
  • Monthly minimum wages vary by a factor of about 1:14
  • Median growth in the minimum wages from 2001-2011 was a little under 5% per annum.

Feature: Exploring the Benefits of MSPs

29 June 2011

Contributor Jim Lanzalotto explores the value MSPs add to the procurement and management of contingent workforces. While not an exhaustive list, these attributes are based on conversations he's had with customers and leading MSP and VMS players.


Heard on the Street: Get That Buy-In

29 June 2011

You need to appeal to more than just the C-suite when implementing a vendor management system or a managed service provider for your contingent workforce program.


Because You Asked: Minimum Wage in Europe

29 June 2011

Minimum wage levels vary within Europe just as they do in the United States. The concept of a minimum threshold for wages is widely accepted in Europe, even among many conservatives. Read why constant monitoring has to be a way of life for those managing a global contingent program.


Behind the News: H-1B Saga Continues

29 June 2011

Last year, an internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo effectively prohibited staffing firms from bringing in H-1B visa holders. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recently weighed in on the side of staffing firms in the ongoing saga.


A Look at the German Temporary Workforce Environment

28 June 2011

  • Evaluation and overview of German temp market
  • Analysis of EU Directives effect on German market pricing
  • Importance of collective bargaining

Western Europe Legs & Regs - June 2011

27 June 2011

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network
  • Date this month from Belgium and the United Kingdom