Recent Updates

EEOC sues healthcare staffing firm, alleges disability discrimination

26 March 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. violated federal law when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it announced yesterday.

Cross Country revenue falls 2%, names new CFO

26 March 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) reported revenue fell by 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter and announced a new CFO.

Fieldglass to Be Acquired by SAP

26 March 2014

Business software giant SAP announced today plans to acquire Fieldglass, a global spend leader among vendor management system providers.

Talent: A One-Lens Approach

26 March 2014

We constantly hear about the war for talent and talent shortages, and that’s becoming a global discussion point. But sometimes, we make the process more difficult on ourselves by keeping talent pools separate based on where we get them.

Europe’s Agency Work Directive ‘Imbalanced’

26 March 2014

A European Commission report finds universal, correct application of the Agency Workers Directive among member states, but the president of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) find the results disappointing.

FedEx Driver Case Not a ‘Slam-Dunk’

26 March 2014

A U.S. District Judge has approved a $5.8 million settlement between a class of drivers and FedEx Ground over the objections of a subset of the plaintiffs.

State Assesses $12.2 Million for Misclassification in 2013

26 March 2014

Employers that misclassified workers in New York State were assessed nearly $12.2 million in unemployment insurance contributions during 2013, according to an annual report released last month by the New York State Department of Labor.

OSHA Releases Bulletin on Temp Worker Requirements

26 March 2014

OSHA released an educational resource that focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint, or dual, employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.

Aligning With a ‘Best Staffing Firm to Work For’ Makes for Good Business

26 March 2014

Are your staffing providers’ employees happy? Happy recruiters and sales staff often translate to top-notch service for the client. But what makes them happy and how is this good for business? Global Editorial Director Subadhra R Sriram discusses that topic in The Contingent Blog

Change Management: What’s in it for You

19 March 2014

You may have thought developing and then obtaining an approval to implement a change to your CW program was hard work. But running an RFP, educating and rallying stakeholders, doing your research and due diligence is nothing compared with the work that is required to manage this change in your organization.... More