Craig Johnson is Senior Managing Editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News. Johnson joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2006. He has more than 17 years of experience as a journalist.
15 August 2012
Companies increasingly rely on third-party vendors to conduct background checks on their candidates — traditional as well as contingent. But those firms must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. One recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the act.
1 August 2012
Five hospitality companies in South Dakota that used an employment agency will pay more than $124,000 in back wages to 293 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The firms will also pay $79,000 in penalties.
28 July 2012
Staffing Industry Analysts joins with Towers Watson in a survey sponsored by Monster that aims to help staffing firms manage their sales force. From selecting the right people to approaching customers, the survey reveals ways to enhance sales performance.
25 July 2012
According to an index that tracks to the progress of temporary bill rates, the cost of staffing services is on the rise.
11 July 2012
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers must now assess how the law will affect the contingent workforce — especially the penalties they may face if their contingents aren’t covered.
2 July 2012
Surprisingly few workers find staffing firms through social networking.
27 June 2012
A food manufacturer has cited and faces more than $700,000 in fines over the death of a contractor in December.
20 June 2012
A contingent worker at a Goodyear rubber plant in Beaumont, Texas, filed a discrimination suit against the company after finding a racist figurine inside his locker.
13 June 2012
A report released last week is critical of outsourcing — and the use of staffing firms in such circumstances — and took aim at Walmart in particular. The report calls for several steps to get tougher on outsourcing by companies. Walmart has already blasted the report.
23 May 2012
A look at the second-largest staffing market in the world: Japan.