Recent Updates

Softchoice, Wipro deals among public M&A

16 May 2013

Here are recent publicly announced mergers & acquisitions of IT services firms. Today’s announcement includes deals involving Softchoice Corp. (TSX: SO) going private, Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) acquiring a big data firm.


Contract watch: IBM, CGI, Wipro ...

16 May 2013

Here is a list of the latest information technology services contract announcements. Firms making announcements include IBM (NYSE: IBM), CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A), Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SSP.


Computer science degrees spike — biggest jump since 1996

16 May 2013

Total information technology employment has grown at a tremendous pace compared to the growth in total U.S. employment over the last 12 years. Yet, growth in the number of undergraduates signing up for computer science degrees has been tepid. However, things have been turning around bit by bit and it... More


US Senate committee discusses immigration bill, H-1Bs

16 May 2013

H-1B visa issues are among the items under debate during discussion of an immigration bill this week by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. H-1B visas are used by companies — including staffing firms — to bring in specialized professionals to the U.S. such as engineers and computer programmers.


Canada sharpens temporary foreign worker rules

16 May 2013

Companies operating in Canada that use the Temporary Foreign Worker program will face tougher rules.


Performance gap widens between US IT staffing firms

16 May 2013

The performance gap between “high-profit” information technology staffing companies in the U.S. and typical firms in the industry has reached historic levels, according to the 2013 TechServe Alliance Operating Practices Report released by the TechServe Alliance.


Best Practices When Adopting an RPO Model

15 May 2013

RPO can be a viable option for your company given the right circumstances. Here's how to approach making the decision and how to select the right provider.


Online Staffing Sees Robust Growth

15 May 2013

Online staffing continued to show significant growth in the first quarter, with usage mainly from smaller businesses or directly (as non-programmatic spend) by line managers in larger businesses.


Retaliation Against Temps Leads to $1.5 Million Judgment

15 May 2013

A company that fired three contingent workers because they complained about sexual harassment faces a $1.5 million judgment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported Friday.


Cable Installer Owes $1 Million in Misclassification Case

15 May 2013

A cable television installer must pay almost $1.1 million in back wages and damages for misclassifying 196 employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.