June 12, 2013


Build carrots and sticks into your contracts rather than focus on savings; European providers are seeking to expand to the U.S.; Companies and independent contractors come together to push back against government's anti-IC actions.

Incentivize Your MSP

12 June 2013

Rather than focusing on squeezing savings from your suppliers, build a contract that incentivizes them to hit preferred goals.

European Staffing Firms Eye the US

12 June 2013

While U.S.-based staffing providers tend to expand globally in response to their customers’ needs, it is the U.S.’s economic recovery that is leading European firms to consider expanding to the U.S.

New Group Fighting for Independent Contractor Relationships

12 June 2013

With U.S. and state governments taking aim at independent contractor relationships, a new organization comprised of businesses and ICs is fighting back.

Skinny Is the New Gray Under Healthcare Reform

12 June 2013

Vague language in the Affordable Care Act has opened the door to so-called “skinny” health policies, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. It’s unclear whether these policies that cover few doctor’s visits and no hospitalization will be an option for staffing firms... More

Go Beyond Veteran Hiring Programs

12 June 2013

With 1.2 million military personnel returning home from overseas deployment over the next five years, current veteran hiring programs will not be enough, writes Bob Jones, CEO of Veterans Sourcing Group, in The Staffing Stream. In addition to employing veterans, firms need to review their supplier... More

What Confidential Surveys May Not Tell You

12 June 2013

A survey evaluating a team's performance can be a powerful tool for making that team more effective, writes Roger Schwarz on the HBR Blog Network. But while experts often advise those surveys be anonymous to ensure honesty, you can’t always trust the results, he says.