Recent Updates

European Legs & Regs May 2014

30 June 2014

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris network
  • We have covered a variety of judicial developments, including labour reforms and court rulings
  • Data has been gathered from across Europe

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

26 June 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

Get on the same page for program success

25 June 2014

Suppliers, buyers and other stakeholders often view value and program goals differently. It's time to get on the same page to elevate your program.


Should you, could you or would you be resource agnostic?

25 June 2014

Is becoming resource agnostic the wave of the future in contingent workforce management? Maybe.


Canada overhauling Temporary Foreign Worker Program

25 June 2014

Canada announced an overhaul to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program Friday that includes increased fees, higher penalties and caps on temporary foreign workers.


More drivers ruled employees, not independent contractors

25 June 2014

Last week, the U.S. Court of appeals for the ninth circuit ruled that a class of drivers were employees under California law, reversing a lower court’s decision. 


Contingent usage on the rise

25 June 2014

In our 2014 Contingent Buyers Survey for North America, we asked buyers how much of their workforce is contingent currently, and what they expect it to be in two years.


Is a VMS right for your program’s needs?

25 June 2014

The type of service you require of your staffing suppliers should be a factor when considering adopting a vendor management system, says Gary Zander, president and CEO of Project One, in The Staffing Stream. Some buyer needs are well-suited to the VMS structure, while others require higher-touch service... More


SIA research: Buyers’ best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

25 June 2014

Sometimes, former employees can be a valuable asset to a CW program. Buyers of contingent labor report methods of recruiting and retaining them that tend to work best. Among them, creating an alumni groups via social media and sharing periodic updates and job openings. Read more here


2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

20 June 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly when... More