December 5, 2012


2012: the year of the customer; Rising FUTA rates may mean higher costs for contingent workers.

2012: The Year of the Customer

5 December 2012

As we come to the close of yet another year, it’s entirely appropriate to reflect on the year that was. 2012 saw great change in the marketplace, not just from the standpoint of consolidation in the industry but also in the continuing sophistication of the buyers.

I Say Contingent, You Say What?

5 December 2012

In the contingent workforce world, it's common for players to have different terms and definitions, which complicates an already complex issue. Further muddying the lexicon are new terms growing in use in Canada,

Federal Unemployment Taxes Rising in 18 States

5 December 2012

Employers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes when they file IRS Form 940 for 2012. Some staffing firms have already warned customers of pending increases.

Beat the Holiday Rush with Temps

5 December 2012

Retailers struggling to fill seasonal roles this holiday season would do well to turn to staffing firms for help, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.  

Managing the Risks of Contingent Labor on the Global Stage

5 December 2012

Eric S. Williams, senior director, global product lead for KellyOCG’s Services Procurement Solutions, shares the most common consequences of being ill-equipped to manage contingent labor on the global stage in The Staffing Stream.

Mobilizing the Disabled

5 December 2012

A niche staffing firm helps connect disabled workers with jobs — and federal contractors meet minimum staffing levels proposed by the Department of Labor.

Adapting to an Aging Workforce

5 December 2012

As the workforce gets older, companies must adapt their best practices and policies, as well as their attitudes, write David Bloom and David Canning in the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network.