Region - North America

Setting Goals, Measuring Success

19 December 2012

Given the end of the year, economy and all the buzz about a blended workforce, contingent workforce managers should measure what they have accomplished in 2012, how their program has contributed to the company, and what they hope to accomplish next year.


Supplier Performance: Perception vs. Reality

19 December 2012

A recent study released by CareerBuilder highlights a disconnect between how staffing providers think they are doing and what their clients and talent perceive, writes Jerry Brenholz in The Staffing Stream.


Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

12 December 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 


What Have You Done for Me Lately?

12 December 2012

A CW manager shares how his program realized significant benefits by implementing a benchmarking strategy with the help of his managed service provider in the December issue of Staffing Industry Review


“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

6 December 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?

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.


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.


An Attorney’s View: Get It Write

28 November 2012

Everybody loves a good lawyer joke, but nobody’s laughing when a poorly crafted contract causes problems.


Background Screening Adds to Misclassification Risk?

28 November 2012

Background screening, already a potential minefield for contingent workforce programs in the U.S., add even more risk — including that of misclassification — on the international stage.


Pay Attention to Your Temps

28 November 2012

As we rely more and more on contingent workers, they in turn become more visible. How you treat them could make or break your reputation.