Recent Updates

Hong Kong Data Sources

15 January 2013

A list of data sources for China including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

South Korea Market Snapshot

11 January 2013

  • One page overview of the marketplace
  • Data on the Economy and Business Environment
  • and on the Staffing Industry

Beware the Auction Effect

9 January 2013

Are your suppliers complaining your rate card is too low? Dig a little deeper before making adjustments.


Feds Firm Up Proposed Rules for Healthcare Reform

9 January 2013

New proposed healthcare reform regulations include language of concern to users of contingent labor.


VMS Not the Bogeyman Suppliers Claim

9 January 2013

VMS is staffing firms’ favorite bogeyman, but tales of its effects on lowered margins and profits are greatly exaggerated, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog


Staffing Buyer Pays $96,335 in Back Wages

9 January 2013

A printing company that used two different staffing firms and timeclocks for its workers pays more than $100,000 in overtime back wages and penalties.


Why 2013 Is the Year of the Freelancer

9 January 2013

This will be the year of the freelancer, proclaims Darrell Jones, editor-in-chief of Elance. Read why in The Staffing Stream.


Judge Allows Adding Walmart to Contingents’ Lawsuit

9 January 2013

A federal judge has tentatively ruled that Walmart can be added to a lawsuit brought by contingents who work at a warehouse that operates strictly for the retail giant, Marketplace Business reports. The eventual outcome could have broader implications for all retailers that use third-party logistics facilities... More


Company Blames Temp for Fatal Burns

9 January 2013

A household and grooming products manufacturer cited by OSHA for 14 alleged violations after a contingent worker suffered fatal burns blames the worker for his death, Chicago Public Media's WBEZ reports.


Changes to Watch for in 2013

19 December 2012

What will the New Year bring? Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram points out eight changes to expect next year in The Contingent Blog.