Recent Updates

Healthcare Reform: A Primer for 2015

10 July 2013

The employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act may have been delayed until 2015, but contingent workforce buyers should still work now to ensure they know what to expect.


Connecting With Your Contingent Workforce

10 July 2013

Contingent workers are key to accomplishing critical tasks for your business and need to feel like important members of the team. Here's how to make them feel included while maintaining compliance with program rules.


More Rising Costs: Workers’ Comp

10 July 2013

Healthcare reform may be getting the most attention when it comes to the cost of the contingent workforce, but another issue may drive up your costs: a cyclical “hardening” of the workers’ compensation insurance market.


IQNavigator Taps SaaS Exec for CEO Role

10 July 2013

IQNavigator, a vendor management system and managed services provider, named Joseph Juliano as its new president and CEO. Juliano brings more than 25 years of experience in software as a service and procurement solutions.


MSP Decisions: Remember Your Accountants

10 July 2013

If its workforce is a company’s heartbeat, then money (and the accounting function) is its lifeblood. So be sure to consider this crucial department when deciding whether to implement or change a managed service program, writes Jeff Kornreich in The Staffing Stream.


Consequences to the Misclassified IC

10 July 2013

When consultants insist on being treated as an independent contractor (IC) when they don’t qualify, you should inform them of the risks they are taking as a misclassified worker. Collabrus’ Independent Contractor Compliance Blog lists possible consequences to the worker.


IP in a Contingent World

10 July 2013

The steep growth of contingent labor in the workforce has surfaced a number of new questions for businesses, among them the need to protect intellectual property (IP), writes Sharon Kaivani in the Designs on Talent blog.


SIA Research: Measuring the Managed Service Provider’s Performance

10 July 2013

In our 2013 Contingent Buyer Survey, we asked respondents about how they measured their managed service providers’ performance. The most common KPIs include stakeholder satisfaction, time to fill (cycle time), cost savings, fill rate, minimizing turnover and worker quality. This report, available... More


Largest Staffing Firms in China

2 July 2013

  • This report can be used to unravel the complex Chinese staffing landscape.
  • It identifies the competitive environment and 130 potential suppliers.
  • Details are included of domestic and international staffing firms and executive search firms

By the Numbers

1 July 2013

In this month’s “By the Numbers”

  • Percent of increased costs due to healthcare reform that staffing firms expect buyers to absorb.
  • Percent of increased costs due to healthcare reform that buyers expect staffing firms to absorb.
  • Percent of staffing buyers confident that all their independent... More