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Independent Contractors

20 September 2011

  • The country with the highest proportion of Indepedent Contractors
  • The sector with the highest number of Idependent Contractors
  • Our survey of buyers future plans for Independent Contractors

News: Contingents May Be Cheaper to Hire

14 September 2011

President Obama’s jobs bill may just save users of contingent workers money. Here’s how.

Europe: Repercussions of Contractor Pay Disclosure

14 September 2011

At the end of August, a staffing company in the U.K. accidentally revealed the pay rates of 3,000 contractors working for one of its largest clients, causing more than a few ripples.

Council Research: Forecast Update

14 September 2011

Imagine if you could predict the future. In any market, everyone is watching for the next big trend. This is also true of the contingent workforce world. Our forecast can help you do just that.

Blog: What Are You But Your Reputation?

14 September 2011

It can take just one disgruntled worker tweeting about your company to create a PR nightmare, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram writes in the Contingent Blog.

Largest Staffing Firms in Poland

8 September 2011

  • Randstad tops the ranking, Adecco, ManpowerGroup and Trenkwalder are also in the Top 5. Work Service ranked 2nd and is by far the leading Polish firm.
  • The placement of blue collar workers accounts for 90% of the market in terms of revenue.
  • Staffing companies in Poland generate approximately... More

UK Monthly Hiring Trends July/Aug 2011

7 September 2011

  • Apsco data shows placements and vacancies easing back Y/Y
  • Innovantage Heat Map shows perm and temporary cool
  • Gross Margins were up very slightly and the economy is mixed

Feature: Interview with Purpose

7 September 2011

You don’t have to be clairvoyant to select great contingent workers; instead, ask insightful interview questions and use the candidate’s past behaviors to forecast their future success.

Perspective: Pre-employment Screening in the US and UK

7 September 2011

As the use of contingent workers continues to rise, so too do the business and legal risks associated with these workers. Companies doing business in the U.S. and U.K. need to understand the differences in how each country treats background checks of workers.

Europe: High Unemployment Persists

7 September 2011

High unemployment in Europe remains one of the more intractable problems politicians are trying to solve following the global financial crisis. Despite considerable political effort, unemployment has not come down much since it peaked in 2010.