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Comment on Columbia study

16 April 2014

Here are Cynthia Kinnas’ full comments on the study by Columbia University. 


Report claims nurse overtime more cost effective than temps

16 April 2014

Hospitals paying overtime rather than bringing in nurses from staffing firms may be more cost effective than temps, according to a one new study.


Onyx M.D. names new president

16 April 2014

Physician staffing firm Onyx M.D. announced Jim Chandler replaced Robert Moghim as president of the company.


New leader for South Carolina healthcare staffing firm

16 April 2014

Continuum Medical Staffing, a division of Continuum Group since 2000, is now operating independently under new president and CEO John Johnson. 


Vital signs for healthcare staffing strengthening in 2014, 2015

16 April 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts anticipates the U.S. temporary healthcare staffing market will grow 6 percent in 2014 and 8 percent in 2015.


Don’t Let Your Indemnification Clauses Get Invalidated

16 April 2014

Attorneys and risk managers’ jobs are to shift as much risk away from their employer as possible. One tool they use to do so, especially with regard to the use of contingent labor, is the indemnification clauses. But if not crafted properly, courts may invalidate them.


Company Beats Uncle Sam in IC Case

16 April 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor will pay half a million in attorneys’ fees to a Texas company that won its misclassification case against the agency.


Report: Nurse Overtime More Cost-effective Than Temps

16 April 2014

Patients get the best care when treated in units staffed by nurses with the most experience. Further, it may be more cost-effective for hospitals to pay their own nurses overtime rather than use staffing firms, according to a study released by the Columbia University School of Nursing and the Columbia... More


Squeezing Out Savings? This Stone Is Dry

16 April 2014

Pat yourself on the back. Over the last decade, buyers’ usage of vendor management systems has brought suppliers’ margins down considerably. But don’t expect to see further decline, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. 


Why Amazon Is Paying Employees to Quit

16 April 2014

Once a year at Amazon, front-line employees get a chance to sit back, reflect and choose whether to re-commit to the company and their colleagues. In a sense, Pay to Quit is an annual performance review of the company by its employees. Read more from the HBR Blog Network's Bill Taylor here.