Recent Updates

2011 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

20 March 2012

  • Many companies use tenure limits for co-employment mitigation, despite contrary legal advice
  • No easy solution for exempt/non-exempt classification of contingents
  • Several companies noted the use of warranties, length of warranty varies among companies

News: H-1B Difficulties for Staffing Firms Cleared

14 March 2012

The USCIS issued new guidance this week confirming staffing firms as legitimate employers for H1-B visa purposes, the TechServe Alliance reported today. Previously, staffing firms had struggled to obtain the visas on behalf of clients.

Heard on the Street: “Contingent” May Be Better Option

14 March 2012

What the recession has taught companies is that there is no longer a stigma attached to hiring a contingent worker. In fact, you might be better off with one. 

Crowdsourcing: a Serious Contingent Workforce Strategy?

14 March 2012

Crowdsourcing is becoming more common, but how can companies take advantage of this emerging sourcing model?

Around the Web: Contingent by Choice; Workers’ Comp. Rules

14 March 2012

A growing number of workers prefer to be contingent to have greater control over their career; Know the rules to avoid workers’ compensation risks when using contingent workers.

Outsourced or In-House? Services Procurement and the Next Generation of CW Programs

8 March 2012

  • Panel discussion on internal and external MSPs
  • Pros and cons of in-house approach discussed
  • Learn from panelists who have brought their program office in-house

News: Misclassification Results in “Stop Work” Orders

7 March 2012

Nineteen companies in Connecticut were forced to stop work at construction sites recently due to independent contractor misclassifications, the state’s Department of Labor reported.

Blog: An Effective Contingent Worker Onboarding Process Matters

7 March 2012

Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram makes the case for having an effective onboarding process for your contingent workers. 

Around the Web: Contingent Worker Recruiter Fee Controversy

7 March 2012

Four companies must repay fees their foreign contingent workers paid to their recruiter; Independent contractor classification concerns are not unique to the United States.

SIA Webinars: Strategies for the Contingent Workforce Manager

7 March 2012

As a contingent workforce program manager, you need all the latest knowledge, news and best practices on a variety of topics pertaining to contingent worker usage. Staffing Industry Analysts produces monthly webinars that provide that crucial information.