Recent Updates

Outsourcing Payroll: Taming a Risky Business

14 November 2012

Companies that use independent contractors are well aware of the associated risks. The costs of a misclassification determination alone are staggering. There are options available to companies to mitigate those risks, among them payroll outsourcing.

Post Election: Prepare for Healthcare Reform

14 November 2012

Last week’s election cleared the way for the Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. That means contingent workforce buyers could see costs rise as future provisions of the healthcare reform take affect such as the employer mandate set for 2014.

Rapid Deployment or Deploy Rapidly?

14 November 2012

When you need to deploy a VMS in a shorter-than-usual time frame, you can’t just condense the schedule, writes Fieldglass’ Chuck Baren in The Staffing Stream

New Ordinance Restricts Criminal Records Checks

14 November 2012

A new ordinance goes into effect next week in Newark, N.J., that will broadly restrict certain employers’ use of criminal records for employment purposes. 

Oregon Decision Highlights IC Classification Dilemmas

14 November 2012

States' tests to determine independent contractor/employee status can vary from that of the IRS. A recent decision in Oregon highlights the fact that its test is even more stringent than most.

Where the Temp Jobs Are

14 November 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the contingent workforce has grown by 29 percent since September 2009, while private jobs grew by less than one percent. Mind Your Business published an infographic that illustrates where these new temporary worker positions are being filled. ... More

SIA Webinar: IP Ownership in a Contingent World

14 November 2012

The law governing intellectual property and how you can regulate or prevent migration of information is in flux. This webinar provides an understanding of the big picture, and practical steps organizations can take to protect their intellectual property in a contingent world. Click here for the... More

"Online Staffing" Platforms: Threats and/or Opportunities for Other Staffing Businesses

8 November 2012

  • Online staffing must be assessed, not ignored
  • Effective responses not based on misconceptions
  • Threats and opportunities may not be obvious

Featured Post: Open Lines of Communication With Temps

7 November 2012

When contingent workers are allowed to interact with their peers, the results may surprise you in a positive way, Jeanne O’Connor, human resource manager at Billtrust, writes in the Staffing Stream.

Featured Post: Keys to a Successful CW Program

7 November 2012

What are the keys to a successful contingent workforce program? Jerry Brenholz, president and CEO of ATR International, discusses some of those keys in the Staffing Stream.