Recent Updates

Create the right temp-erature

27 October 2015

A contingent worker explains how clients can ensure a successful assignment by creating the right environment. Read about it in Staffing Industry Review

How Southwest Airlines Created a Preferred Talent Pool for Automated Self-Sourcing- October 2015

27 October 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Learn new automated self-sourcing capabilities
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2015 Europe Staffing Company Survey: Investment plans for the next two years, and reported highest-return investments

26 October 2015

  • 73 European staffing firms report primary planned investment
  • Top plans about internal staff--hiring and training
  • But is technology underinvested?

UK Professional Recruitment Trends September / October 2015

26 October 2015

  • This report provides the latest insights on the UK professional recruitment market
  • Hiring trends for both permanent employees and temporary staff in UK
  • Report also features the latest salary trends
  • Includes a labour market monitor which covers a single skill segment each month; Finance &... More

Safe Harbor ruling puts companies in limbo

21 October 2015

Two weeks ago, we reported on the EU ruling that invalidated a 15-year-old agreement on data transfer between Europe and the US. Fiona Coombe, director of legal and regulatory research, provides more details about that ruling and its implications on the contingent workforce.

Oregon official: Uber drivers employees, not independent contractors

21 October 2015

Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors, according to an advisory opinion released last week by an Oregon state official. But reports Uber has fired back, arguing its drivers are independent contractors.

California pay equity bill for UC contractors vetoed

21 October 2015

California Gov. Gerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have given contractors at University of California campuses pay equal to that of comparable UC employees. Separately, a UC supplier is under federal scrutiny for allegedly underpaying contingent workers.

VMS Implementation: Clean data, all-company support vital

21 October 2015

This week, we asked Amy Gordon, global head of external workforce center at SAP: “What are tips to keep in mind when implementing a new VMS solution?”

Assignment Lengths and Assignment Limits

20 October 2015

  • Median assignment length was 12 months
  • Most common assignment limits were 12 months, 18 months and more than 18 months
  • A median 10% of temporary workers were dismissed due to assignment limits
  • Median time required to wait before rehiring a temporary worker was six months

2015 Staffing Company Survey: Prevalence of certifications among staffing industry executives

16 October 2015

  • Four exec certifications dominate staffing market
  • Certifications highly region-specific
  • In all regions, half or more of execs have a certification