Recent Updates

Performance improvement plans for a contingent worker could mean big savings

12 November 2014

Performance improvement plans are used widely to protect a company’s investment in a traditional employee. Why not use them in contingent relationships as well?


Netherlands: Independent contractor proposal could alter usage

12 November 2014

A Dutch legislative proposal could affect the use of independent contractors by ending tax incentives and making it less appealing for companies to hire them.


Are you paying contingents right?

12 November 2014

Your contingent worker pay rates can have a serious effect on the quality of talent you attract. But how do you know if your rates are appropriate for the market? Publisher and Editor Subadhra R. Sriram discusses how a recent tool from Staffing Industry Analysts can help


Voters in four states raise minimum wages; Mass. approves sick leave law

12 November 2014

Voters in four states and several cities approved increases in minimum wages, and an advisory referendum to raise the minimum wage was OK’d in a fifth state. Voters also weighed in on mandatory paid sick leave with Massachusetts voters approving a new sick leave law.


Ontario bill gets nod without controversial staffing buyer language

12 November 2014

The Ontario Legislature approved a bill last week that increases accountability for buyers of staffing services, but without wording that would have made them responsible for paying accident costs if a temporary worker suffered injuries. 


Why culture eats strategy for breakfast — Staffing Stream

5 November 2014

A company without a culture plan to “operationalize” your strategy is putting its success at risk, writes staffing industry veteran Mike Jacoutot in The Staffing Stream.


IT ranks as top STEM major

5 November 2014

IT took the top spot on WorldWideLearn.com’s list of the 50 STEM majors with the best value for 2014.


New Provade president cites VMS trends

5 November 2014

VMS trends include demands for more mobile operability, business intelligence and reporting, and integration with enterprise-wide systems.


IT staffing Q3 earnings reports: On Assignment, Kforce and CDI

5 November 2014

Publicly traded IT staffing providers releasing Q3 earnings include On Assignment Inc., Kforce Inc. and CDI Corp.


Confidence among IT workers hits record high

5 November 2014

The Randstad Technologies IT employee confidence index rose to a reading of 61.7 in the third quarter.