August 29, 2012


What's the second biggest mistake staffing firms can make? Skirting program rules to access hiring managers; Some contingent workforce managers are noticing that what they see is not always what they get in the candidate selection process. 

Supplier Mistake No 2: Skirting Program Rules

29 August 2012

In his previous article, Bryan Peña supported allowing some form of contact with hiring managers. Now, he blasts staffing suppliers that deliberately set out to evade managed service program rules to do so.

Getting the Candidate You Hired

29 August 2012

Is that person you are onboarding the same one you interviewed? Surprisingly, for some buyers, the answer is not a resounding yes. 

IBM Is Buying Kenexa

29 August 2012

Kenexa Corp. struck a deal to be acquired by IBM for $46 per share in a transaction valued at $1.3 billion. Kenexa is a Wayne, Penn.-based talent acquisition and management software and services firm.

Blog: Not Really the Big Bad Wolf

29 August 2012

The recession helped erase some of staffing’s negative image, but difficulties remain, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram writes in The Contingent Blog.

IC Misclassification Risk: It’s About the Right Engagement Programs

29 August 2012

Spend on independent contractors outstrips that of traditional staffing services, and it is expected to grow. But combine increased regulatory enforcement risks and poor contractor engagement practices and you have the perfect storm. And yet, among our industry, we never speak to the biggest risk.... More

Buyer to Pay Contingents in Back Wages Settlement

29 August 2012

A wholesale fruit broker has agreed to pay $657,069 in back wages and damages to contingent workers and plans to sue the staffing firm involved, the Press of Atlantic City reported.

Most Common Reasons for Misclassification Rulings

29 August 2012

When he asked a judge what the most common reason behind decisions that workers have been misclassified as independent contractors, Walter Branam was surprised at the answer.