Recent Updates

Benchmarks: The Direct Hire Landscape

29 February 2012

In 2011, we estimate that the U.S. direct hire market generated $5.1 billion. What segments account for that spend?


Around the Web: Offshoring, Diversity

29 February 2012

One Harvard Business Review blogger makes the case for outsourcing and offshoring, while another asserts that manufacturing needs to return to the U.S.; U.S. boards are “too pale, too male”.


2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer plans for next two years

27 February 2012

  • Data on workforce plans
  • Share of contingent workers
  • Areas for Growth 

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Jan/Feb 2012

24 February 2012

  • APSCo data turns generally positive
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp up
  • Economy gradually improving

The 2012 Spanish labour market reform explained

23 February 2012

  • Detailed explanations of the main changes introduced by the reform
  • Briefing note in English language
  • Link to the pdf document

Law: Contingent Worker Can't Sue in Temp Death Case

22 February 2012

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled against the family of a contingent worker who was killed on the job in a case that tested the workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” rule.


Around the Web: Obama Budgets for Misclassification Fight; Jobless Programs Aided

22 February 2012

President Obama’s 2013 budget gives the Labor Department additional funding to fight IC misclassification; The tax bill passed by Congress last week broadens jobless programs; and the rising number of temporary workers signals a shift in the workplace.


Blog: One-Click Shopping for Contingent Workers

22 February 2012

Filling an open position with the click of a button, with no worries about IC compliance, risks, etc., may sound far-fetched and futuristic, but it will happen sooner than you might think, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.


First Estimate of the European Contingent Workforce

21 February 2012

One of the first estimates for Europe of the number of:

  • Independent Contractors
  • Temporary Workers (Other)
  • All Contingent Workers

Perspective: Choosing the Right Vendor

15 February 2012

Don’t let the details distract you from what’s most important when choosing your MSP or VMS: expertise, culture and resources.