Recent Updates

Cost Correction, Not Savings

13 February 2013

Instead of focusing on savings, contingent workforce managers should turn their sights on cost corrections: getting the right worker at the right price. Here’s why — and how.


Bacardi Faces Fines in Temp’s Death

13 February 2013

Bacardi Bottling Corp. faces penalties of nearly $200,000 in the wake of a temporary worker’s death, OSHA reported Monday. Meanwhile, Bacardi says it has already addressed or put in place plans that resolve all safety and health matters identified by the agency.


Are You Ready to Go Global?

13 February 2013

Taking CW programs global has been a priority for a few years now, and some companies that have gone through it are sharing their experiences for others to learn. 


HP Moves to Protect Contingents in China

13 February 2013

Computer maker HP has issued guidelines for the use of student and temporary workers at its manufacturing facilities across China, mandating fair remuneration and social insurance, among other expectations. 


Suppliers’ Pet Peeves

13 February 2013

You can transform a mediocre relationship into a great one if you treat your staffing partners with consideration, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. Here, she lists suppliers’ pet peeves when it comes to client demands.


Veterans: An Exceptional Talent Pool

13 February 2013

Jeanne Achille, president and CEO of The Devon Group, explains why military veterans make for great hires in The Staffing Stream


Strategies for Avoiding ACA Penalties

13 February 2013

Many employers are considering expanding their use of contingent workers as a strategy for containing healthcare costs under the Affordable Care Act, set to kick in Jan. 1, 2014. Attorney Wayne Jacobsen discusses four such strategies to mitigate the ACA’s costs.


SIA Research: MSP Negotiation Template

13 February 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a template CWS Council members can use in MSP negotiations. Council members can contact Bryan Peña, VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, for the tool at bpena (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.


800,000 New Freelancers Join Elance

13 February 2013

Elance reports billings and usage have grown by nearly 50 percent, and has signaled that it would be targeting larger businesses in the future.


Stalling VMS/MSP Spend: a Hiccup or a Trend?

6 February 2013

Data from recent Staffing Industry Analysts surveys show spend going through VMS/MSPs has slowed after rising for several years. Is this a trend or just a bump in the road?