Recent Updates

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.


The new, improved quarterly performance review

6 August 2014

With supplier performance data available constantly, a quarterly supplier performance review should become a more strategic planning session.


Costly temp: Agency nurse earns more than $3,000 in one day

6 August 2014

National Health Services (NHS) hospitals across the U.K. are so short-staffed that on the May 5 public holiday, one facility paid $3,000 for one agency nurse's 12-hour shift. Another hospital reportedly paid more than $4,200 for a doctor who worked the same day.


Training: Build it and they will come

6 August 2014

A new training program highlights a promising option for companies facing skills shortages and their staffing suppliers: People are lining up for training, paying a substantial fee when they land a job. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram explains in The Contingent Blog.


IQNavigator sells MSP division

6 August 2014

IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider, announced this week it sold its managed service division to MSX International Inc., continuing a pattern of consolidation in the sector.


Smaller spend levels can call for a MSP/VMS

6 August 2014

When a company processes less than $20 million in annual temporary labor spend, does it make sense to deploy an MSP/VMS program? Operationally, administratively and financially, the answer is “yes,” asserts Joe O'Shea, director of client strategy and development for Superior Group, in The Staffing Stream.... More