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Letter From the Editor

1 April 2013

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News Report March 2013

28 March 2013

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets in Europe. Browse news by country and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data – just click on the links below.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Feb/Mar 2013

28 March 2013

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

Getting the Basics Right During Implementation

27 March 2013

If you have been through a CW program implementation — whether it was a complete program transformation, a change in providers or a program “adjustment” — you know that adoption is key. The other key component is basic, literally. 

Proposed Legislation Could Deny H-1B Visas

27 March 2013

Contingent workforce buyers using H-1B visa workers could be in for a rude shock. Legislation proposed by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, could prohibit staffing firms from bringing in H-1B visa holders.

What Is Recruitment Process Outsourcing?

27 March 2013

A decade ago, recruitment process outsourcing was dismissed as vaporware. Today, it is considered an up-and-coming sourcing model. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram lists some typical RPO arrangements in The Contingent Blog

Printing Company Repays Misclassified ICs

27 March 2013

A printing company paid $31,863 in back wages to 69 employees after an investigation found that workers were improperly classified as independent contractors during a 90-day probationary period.

Project Management in the MSP/VMS World

27 March 2013

Large-scale MSP/VMS projects force project managers to carefully examine their approach to implementation. Potential pitfalls are everywhere, writes  Brian Clark, Agile-1’s senior director, project management office, in The Staffing Stream.

Interviewing a Staffing Provider

27 March 2013

Author Cathy Reilly shares 41 questions companies should ask potential staffing providers.

Why Your Talent Strategy Must Include Contingents

27 March 2013

HR must take control of managing contingent labor, asserts Linda Brenner on the Designs on Talent blog. Here are her four reasons why.