October 5, 2011 - Vol. 3.27


This week: Use caution when considering whether to take advantage of the IRS' new reclassification "amnesty" program; The AWR has gone into effect in the U.K.

News: Beware of IRS Bearing Gifts

5 October 2011

The IRS recently introduced a “Voluntary Classification Settlement Program” aiming to allow companies to voluntarily reclassify independent contractors as employees and face only limited tax liability. Attorneys advise caution, however.

Europe: Profound Changes Hit U.K. Staffing Market

5 October 2011

U.K. employers and staffing companies brace themselves for the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations, which came into effect on Oct. 1.

Perspective: Implementing a VMS with Supplier Help

5 October 2011

Converting a contingent workforce process into a vendor management system (VMS) is no small task. Neither is managing a significant change initiative. With appropriate systems, open-minded and committed customer partnerships, and consistent communication, both can be done well.

Blog: The Age of Man

5 October 2011

Contrary to conventional wisdom and cynics, workers don’t just care about money, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram. They want interesting, challenging projects. ManpowerGroup Inc. CEO Jeff Joerres revealed in a recent conversation that he is betting on the same principle. Read more in... More