Recent Updates

Largest Staffing Firms UK 2010

16 August 2011

  • In 2010 the UK staffing industry saw a strong recovery from the disastrous 2009.
  • Market consolidation is a key trend in the market.
  • Adecco has taken the top spot from Hays after the acquisition of Spring and MPS.

“You Cannot Manage What You Cannot Measure”

10 August 2011

Metrics have been employed in the business world since the advent of the factory, but only recently have human resources professionals begun to realize that metrics can help them do their jobs better as well.

Heard on the Street: Delineating Core, Noncore Functions

10 August 2011

Analyzing what functions are core and what are not — and therefore are more suited to contingent worker usage — is a process all organizations should undergo.

Randstad Buying Large U.S. Supplier

10 August 2011

Randstad Holding NV, the world’s third-largest staffing firm announced plans last month to buy SFN Group Inc., the world’s 24th-largest staffing firm, a deal that could expand services offered to clients.

Top Suppliers Lists Available

10 August 2011

When Staffing Industry Analysts asked companies how they find their suppliers, 27 percent said it was via lists. Now available are nearly two dozen lists of the top staffing firms out there.

Top 50 Staffing Firms in the Netherlands 2010

5 August 2011

  • In 2010 the Dutch staffing market saw the first signs of recovery.
  • Domestic giants Randstad and USG People still well ahead of the pack; Adecco now ahead of ManpowerGroup
  • A highly fragmented market: the top 5 firms owns just a third of the Dutch market.

Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Taking a CWM Program Global

3 August 2011

Steven Scott, contingent workforce management consultant and advisor, lists key mistakes that CWM program leaders may make when expanding their CWM program globally.

In the Spotlight: Author and consultant Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz discusses analytics and hiring

3 August 2011

Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz, author of the award-winning The ROI of Human Capital and newly released The New HR Analytics, discusses the use of quantitative analysis among human resource professionals.

Misclassification Could Cost Millions

3 August 2011

Independent contractor misclassification remains an issue companies should be keeping an eye on, as suits and regulatory investigations continue to make news.

Europe: Green Card, Blue Card

3 August 2011

Europe’s Blue Card Directive is designed to attract highly talented workers by making it easier for them to come to Europe, move around and improve their status when they are in the region.