Recent Updates

You Ask/We Answer

31 August 2011

Old is Gold: Referrals No. 1 way staffing buyers find suppliers

Feature: The Link between Quality and Price

31 August 2011

Companies want to ensure they’re getting the best contingents at a fair price. We spoke with one company that established a benchmarking and rating program to ensure just that. Here’s how.

Europe: Drug and Alcohol Screening

31 August 2011

Drug and alcohol abuse is a global problem. U.S. companies that screen their U.S. contingents may want to do so elsewhere. However, those operating in Europe need to be mindful of local laws and customs before taking that step.

Legal Eagle: Temp Workers Sue

31 August 2011

A class of temporary workers claiming to have been improperly classified as exempt from overtime wages has filed a lawsuit against the company that hired them as well as its staffing provider.

Blog: The IRS Will Not Look the Other Way

31 August 2011

The IRS knows the economy’s been tough; it also knows companies are getting careless in their efforts to cut costs and are improperly classifying workers as independent.

Feature: How to Manage the Risk and Cost of Contingent Background Screening

24 August 2011

Employee theft and fraud cost U.S. businesses $50 billion a year and a staggering 18 percent of violent crime is workplace-related, but just 35 percent of companies require background checks on contingent workers. Proceed with caution, though, in developing your screening program.

Best of the Web: H-1B Visa Woes ... Again

24 August 2011

The H-1B visa program has always had its fair share of critics. But recently, misfortune has been dogging it.

Europe: UK Temp Tax Turmoil

24 August 2011

You would think that in a mature staffing market taxes charged for temporary staffing would be well-established and transparent. Unfortunately, this is far from the case in the U.K.

2011 List of Largest European Engineering Services Firms

22 August 2011

  • Compliments the 2011 List of Largest Global Engineering Services Firms with a more detailed focus on the European market.
  • A list of ten largest European headquartered providers of engineering services  ranked by revenue.

7 Effective Tips to Launch a Successful Global Program

17 August 2011

Your contingent workforce program might be a success in the United States, but if you want to expand it to other geographies, you’ll need to do some extra work.