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Best Practices to Make Your Program Top-Notch: A Baker's Dozen

12 March 2014

A marketplace advances through competition, innovation and the establishment of industry best practices. This article covers some of the best practices found in successful CW programs today.


H-1B Visas May Be Determined By Lottery

12 March 2014

Experts expect strong demand for H-1B visas that are used to bring in foreign temporary skilled workers, which may slow down hiring and bring projects to a stand-still.


80,000 Reasons to Take Care on Social Media

12 March 2014

While a Florida employer benefited in a recent case involving a social media post following an age-discrimination lawsuit, employers should still be cautious, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.


Executive Search: Spend Rises Despite Dwindling Search Numbers

12 March 2014

Spend through executive search and leadership consulting firms rose to $10.57 billion in 2013 despite an 8.5 percent drop in the number of new searches started that year.


Don’t Get Bullied by Your RPO Provider

12 March 2014

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services has been shifting from a focus on cost and scale to a strategic workforce initiative. Because of this comprehensive approach, RPO can be thought of as a “bully” that takes control of your HR department. Kim Pope, vice president of recruitment solutions... More


What Motivates Workers? It's Not What You Think.

12 March 2014

Traditionally, managers and HR professionals think workers are motivated by the “4 Ps”: pay, promotions, perks and praise. Noted author Dan Pink turns that on its head. Read more from Jon Fay at ForbesBrandVoice.


SIA Webinar: Best Practices in Global VMS Deployment

12 March 2014

In this webinar, contingent workforce professionals will share their lessons learned in designing a program management model, prioritizing program expansion opportunities and adjusting a program to accommodate global shifts and changes. 


Program Performance: What to score?

5 March 2014

Building a program's scorecard can be a frustrating exercise, but it’s a critical process to undergo. Tracking the right metrics can help you determine how you and your suppliers are performing — and more important, spot troubled areas before they become serious problems.


Contingent Worker Price: Know where your money goes

5 March 2014

For veteran contingent workforce managers as well as those who are new to the industry, knowing where the money goes at the worker level is critical. In order to know whether a bill rate is appropriate, first one must understand what goes into that rate.


Gender Gap: Are businesses missing out?

5 March 2014

In the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, companies are turning their attention to the topic of women in the workplace.