CWS Council Research

"Online Staffing" Platforms: Threats and/or Opportunities for Other Staffing Businesses

8 November 2012

  • Online staffing must be assessed, not ignored
  • Effective responses not based on misconceptions
  • Threats and opportunities may not be obvious

2012 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

26 September 2012

  • Leading VMS providers and MSPs evaluated along more than 200 features
  • Evaluation categories include supplier management, sourcing, contract management, requisitions, reports, workflow, implementation, invoicing and others
  • See which providers are more equipped for SOW-related requirements

Online Staffing Platform Businesses: Competitive Landscape

24 September 2012

  • "Online Staffing" now a $1B industry
  •  High growth: revenues, new entrants
  • "Technology-based play"-- low markups

Amending China’s “Temporary” Law

14 September 2012

  • China is trying to change the law on "temporary" workers
  • See why the law is changing and how.
  • Read our translation of the amendments

2012 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

13 September 2012

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

Argentinian Data Sources

22 August 2012

A list of data sources for Argentina including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Going it Alone: Building an Internally Run CW Program

17 August 2012

  • Tips for building an internally run CW program
  • To mandate or not to mandate?
  • What will your customers expect from your program?

Internal Recruiting of Contingents

17 August 2012

  • Pros and cons of using internal recruiters vs. staffing agencies
  • Examples of companies using internal recruiters
  • How internal recruiting can fit in both simple and complex CW programs

Listed Staffing Firms by Market Capitalisation 2012

8 August 2012

  • Staffing Industry Analysts’ first global ranking of publicly listed staffing firms by market capitalisation
  • Adecco is the world’s largest listed staffing firm ranked by market capitalisation followed by Randstad and Robert Half.
  • The US is home to most listed staffing firms, followed by the... More

Integrating Contingent Workforce Management with Strategic Workforce Planning

3 August 2012

  • Descriptions of six building blocks in creating a strategic workforce plan
  • Actions you can take to align CW management with strategic WF planning
  • Results of interviews with buyers, staffing suppliers, and VMS providers