Recent Updates

On Assignment buys IT staffing firm for $94 million plus earn-out

11 December 2013

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) acquired information technology recruiting firm CyberCoders Holdings Inc. for $94 million in cash plus a possible earn-out of $11 million.

Suppliers’ Concerns for 2014

11 December 2013

What is on the minds of suppliers as they look ahead to 2014? Here are some common themes that are ever present in our discussions with them.

Creating Urgency Around CW Programs

11 December 2013

As part of massive changes in the industry, many buyers are experiencing an existential crisis of sorts, reaching a point where they question the purpose or value of their program. 

Ontario Legislation Would Tighten Rules on Buyers, Suppliers

11 December 2013

Proposed legislation in the province of Ontario would make buyers and their suppliers jointly responsible for unpaid wages and prohibit charging recruitment fees for immigrant workers. 

US Temp Penetration Rate Matches All-Time High

11 December 2013

The U.S. temporary employment penetration rate — a measure of temp jobs as a percent of total employment — matched its all-time high of 2.03 percent in November.

When Picketers Are Temps

11 December 2013

Worker strikes have led to some considerable employment improvements in history, but do recent trends in hiring temps to picket businesses diminish the causes organizers are supporting? Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses this issue in The Contingent Blog.

Temp Conversion Fees in Europe

11 December 2013

How much do companies in Europe pay for "temp-to-perm" conversions? 

A Misclassification Bill to Watch

11 December 2013

A misclassification bill introduced last month in the U.S. Senate would impose even stricter prohibitions, requirements and penalties on companies found to have misclassified workers, warns attorney John E. Thompson of Fisher & Phillips LLP on the Lexology website. 

SIA Research: Sample Contract Clauses

11 December 2013

Contingent workforce managers often leave such issues as liability, indemnification and insurance to attorneys, but are tasked with crafting the commercial terms (e.g. pricing, discount language) themselves.This report, available to CWS Council members, contains contractual clauses addressing overtime... More

Sample Contract Clauses for the Contingent Workforce Manager

10 December 2013

  • Sample contract clauses include renegotiations, most favored customer, right-to-hire, and more
  • Information on how to handle overtime and permanent placement fees in contracts with suppliers