Recent Updates

Disaster preparedness and your contingent workforce

5 November 2014

A fire. A tornado. A disaster can strike at any time, usually without warning. You've probably got a plan in place for your employees. But what of your contingents?


No hospital coverage? Plans won’t qualify as way to avoid ACA penalties — but relief offered

5 November 2014

Federal agencies rejected a health plan setup that would have allowed employers to avoid ACA penalties while offering coverage to workers that, while affordable, did not cover in-patient hospitalization.


Attract the best by partnering with the best

5 November 2014

The best talent comes from the best suppliers. Editor and Publisher Subadhra R. Sriram invites you to encourage your own favorite suppliers to vie for a spot on the Best Staffing Firms to Work For list. The survey closes soon.


Supreme Court turns away challenge to Illinois independent contractor law

5 November 2014

The US Supreme Court declined to consider a challenge to an Illinois law that classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor status, JD Supra Business Advisor Reports. Read more here


SIA research: Freelancer management systems

5 November 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed the five leading freelancer management systems (FMS) providers to learn what defines and is essential to this space. Find the report here


2014 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns About Current and Upcoming Legislation

31 October 2014

  • 210 staffing firms reveal laws that concern them most
  • 19 legal or regulatory concerns cited
  • Regions covered: U.S., Europe, Australia/NZ

European News Report October 2014

31 October 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Europe. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 


2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing Networking Groups

30 October 2014

  • 21 networks and associations identified
  • Report covers U.S., Europe and Australia/NZ
  • Most commonly mentioned: ASA, APSCO, RSCA

Imminent EU data protection reforms: benefit or burden?

29 October 2014

Pending data protection regulations called for by the European Parliament earlier this year may increase the cost of contingent labor in the region.


Don’t call them temps. You could be losing out on quality talent

29 October 2014

The time may have come when the contingent workforce industry should downgrade or even eliminate the adjectives “temp” and “temporary” from the daily business lexicon.