August 10, 2011 - Vol. 3.19


This week's issue of CWS 30 covers how metrics, once relegated to improve operational efficiency in factories, can be applied to the HR and recruiting functions. Also, learn how performing core versus non-core assessments of labor requirements can help organizations better utilize their suppliers.

“You Cannot Manage What You Cannot Measure”

10 August 2011

Metrics have been employed in the business world since the advent of the factory, but only recently have human resources professionals begun to realize that metrics can help them do their jobs better as well.

Heard on the Street: Delineating Core, Noncore Functions

10 August 2011

Analyzing what functions are core and what are not — and therefore are more suited to contingent worker usage — is a process all organizations should undergo.

Randstad Buying Large U.S. Supplier

10 August 2011

Randstad Holding NV, the world’s third-largest staffing firm announced plans last month to buy SFN Group Inc., the world’s 24th-largest staffing firm, a deal that could expand services offered to clients.

Top Suppliers Lists Available

10 August 2011

When Staffing Industry Analysts asked companies how they find their suppliers, 27 percent said it was via lists. Now available are nearly two dozen lists of the top staffing firms out there.