Recent Updates

Buyer Mistakes: The No-Contact MSP Program

15 August 2012

While it once made sense to prohibit staffing suppliers from contact with hiring managers, buyers should rethink that policy, argues former procurement professional Bryan Peña.


Online Staffing: A Viable Choice

15 August 2012

Despite recent hype about online staffing, large corporations have not hopped on the online staffing bandwagon. But the model online staffing model can be a good choice for acquiring quality contingent labor.


Background Checker Must Pay $2.6 Million

15 August 2012

Companies increasingly rely on third-party vendors to conduct background checks on their candidates — traditional as well as contingent. But those firms must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. One recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the act. 


Managing Expectations While Reaching for the Sky

15 August 2012

Sometimes, reality just doesn’t live up to our expectations, even we know full well we are expecting too much. Erika Halverson shares in The Staffing Stream insights on how to avoid those let-down feelings when implementing a CW program or tool.


Factors that Define Independent Contractors

15 August 2012

There may be a straightforward approach to understanding the difference between an independent business/contractor and someone who is misclassified, writes Walter Branam on the Collabrus blog. Read more here.


How to Disagree with Your Boss

15 August 2012

As a contingent workforce manager, you may not always agree with your boss on strategy and program policies, and sometimes you may even be right. But how you present your differing opinions and ideas will affect your career, writes Joann S. Lublin at the Wall Street Journal. 


Listed Staffing Firms by Market Capitalisation 2012

8 August 2012

  • Staffing Industry Analysts’ first global ranking of publicly listed staffing firms by market capitalisation
  • Adecco is the world’s largest listed staffing firm ranked by market capitalisation followed by Randstad and Robert Half.
  • The US is home to most listed staffing firms, followed by the... More

Listed Staffing Firms by Market Capitalisation 2012

8 August 2012

  • Staffing Industry Analysts’ first global ranking of publicly listed staffing firms by market capitalisation
  • Adecco is the world’s largest listed staffing firm ranked by market capitalisation followed by Randstad and Robert Half.
  • The US is home to most listed staffing firms, followed by the... More

Supplier-Client Relationships Are a Two-Way Street

8 August 2012

In his last article, Bryan Peña advised contingent workforce managers to give uncooperative suppliers the boot. This week, he clarifies that cooperation goes both ways.


Industry (Not) Lost in Translation

8 August 2012

There are many small niches of within the contingent workforce, but one stands out as potentially important for corporate buyers.