Recent Updates

CDI names former Sears and Lehman exec as CEO

13 August 2014

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) named Scott Freidheim as CEO, effective Sept. 15. Freidheim’s past roles include president of Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard at Sears. 

IT staffing providers report mixed results for Q2

13 August 2014

Second-quarter results for public companies in IT staffing were a mixed bag. Some companies showed robust year-over-year (y/y) revenue growth and others reported a decline.

Don’t Go Overboard on VMS features: Look past the bells and whistles to what you really need

13 August 2014

Selecting a vendor management system can be a daunting task. Here’s what contingent workforce professionals should keep in mind when evaluating systems to make sure it’s the right fit for your organization.

Beeline acquires online staffing firm

13 August 2014

Beeline, a VMS provider owned by Adecco, acquired online staffing/independent workforce management platform OnForce. The deal closed Friday.

VMS losing its shine among buyers

13 August 2014

When the vendor management systems first entered the contingent workforce arena, buyers were thrilled with it. The tide seems to be turning, with VMS earning low marks in a recent survey. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram explains in The Contingent Blog.

Looking for new staffing suppliers? We’ve got a list for you

13 August 2014

Companies looking for new staffing suppliers have a fresh resource at their disposal: Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing and Talent Engagement Firm lists are hot off the presses. Buyers use these lists to find suppliers in the marketplace.

Web: Judge tosses Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement

13 August 2014

Saying there was “ample evidence” Silicon Valley tech firms engaged in “an overarching conspiracy” against their own employees, a federal judge rejected a proposed settlement, the New York Times reports. Judge Lucy H. Koh said the $324 million settlement, which would leave $4,000 per class member... More

Think before you BYOD

13 August 2014

More and more companies require or allow employees to use their personal electronic devices to connect to the employer’s computer network for work reasons. Companies adopting these policies need to consider the operational and legal challenges. Attorney Diane Geller explains in Staffing Industry Review... More

SIA Research: What CW programs should know about the ACA

13 August 2014

This report, available to CWS Council members, summarizes the ACA employer mandate as it applies to staffing suppliers and their client employer customers. Companies subject to the mandate face penalties for any months in which they fail to offer qualifying employees health coverage that meets certain... More

To SOW or not? What every program manager should know

6 August 2014

Here are a few things that should be considered before going live with a statement-of-work program management initiative.