Recent Updates

Blog: Not Really the Big Bad Wolf

29 August 2012

The recession helped erase some of staffing’s negative image, but difficulties remain, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram writes in The Contingent Blog.

IC Misclassification Risk: It’s About the Right Engagement Programs

29 August 2012

Spend on independent contractors outstrips that of traditional staffing services, and it is expected to grow. But combine increased regulatory enforcement risks and poor contractor engagement practices and you have the perfect storm. And yet, among our industry, we never speak to the biggest risk.... More

Buyer to Pay Contingents in Back Wages Settlement

29 August 2012

A wholesale fruit broker has agreed to pay $657,069 in back wages and damages to contingent workers and plans to sue the staffing firm involved, the Press of Atlantic City reported.

Most Common Reasons for Misclassification Rulings

29 August 2012

When he asked a judge what the most common reason behind decisions that workers have been misclassified as independent contractors, Walter Branam was surprised at the answer.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends July/Aug 2012

28 August 2012

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for online jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

What’s Driving Rising Contingent Workforce Usage?

22 August 2012

According to results of a recent survey of contingent workforce buyers, their usage of contingent labor is rising. What is contributing to this increase?

CW Managers in Demand, Pushing for Excellence

22 August 2012

Demand for contingent workforce managers is growing, and as they come and go to new positions, they bring with them the drive and need for further education ans kills in this strategic role.

Court Dismisses Worker’s Suit Against Buyer, Supplier

22 August 2012

A federal lawsuit against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and staffing firm Qualitech Maintenance Inc. filed by a worker in Texas has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiff, according to court documents.

Using Economic Forecasts in Workforce Planning

22 August 2012

Many contingent workforce managers are responsible for forecasting the temporary staffing demand of their organizations, a task that is challenging in the face of economic uncertainties. Ben Walker writes in The Staffing Stream how to combine internal factors with national economic forecasts to... More

Focus on IC Misclassification to Continue

22 August 2012

A Department of Labor representative told members of the American Bar Association that federal and state agencies’ focus on independent contractor misclassification will continue, so employers should review their practices carefully, according to a post on the Southwest Shingle Blog.