CWS Council Research

Trends in Labour Arbitrage

15 April 2014

This report brings together three different management strands into one overarching theme and highlights important trends in each relating to the use of contingent workers.


A Look at the Argentinian Contingent Workforce Environment

8 April 2014

  • Overview of the Argentinian legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

Global Risk Assessment Framework

18 March 2014

As well as providing a Risk Framework, this Insight contains examples of how a Global Risk Assessment Framework can be applied directly in three important but highly diverse countries; the UK, Germany and India.


Online Work Platform Models and Labor-related Compliance: Why It’s Not A Contradiction in Terms

3 March 2014

  • As online work platforms have become more visible to staffing businesses and buyers, questions have arisen as to whether these platform businesses can really act like typical staffing firms.
  • Online work platforms can act in ways that are similar to the more established, typical staffing business/compliance... More

Gain-Share Deal Structures & Other Savings-Based MSP Performance Incentives

29 December 2013

  • Various strategies outlined for sharing savings with MSPs and staffing suppliers
  • Learn which strategies have been proven most successful

Non-Traditional Contract Clauses

12 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include termination assistance, no-suspension, key personnel, and more
  • Information on how to handle ownership rights to data

Sample Contract Clauses for the Contingent Workforce Manager

10 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include renegotiations, most favored customer, right-to-hire, and more
  • Information on how to handle overtime and permanent placement fees in contracts with suppliers

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

5 November 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

A Look at the Colombian Temporary Workforce Environment

30 September 2013

  • Overview of the Colombian legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs