Recent Updates

Few Large Employers Will Face ACA Penalties

21 August 2013

Relatively few large companies will pay a penalty because they don’t offer healthcare insurance when the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate begins in 2015, according to a study released by the Rand Corporation. 

127 acquirers want to buy your IT firm

14 August 2013

Information technology staffing is hot, and so is the M&A market with buyers on the lookout for purchasing a solid IT staffing firm to take advantage of the growth in the IT staffing market.

US public IT staffing firms revenue up median 6%; global IT services up 5%

14 August 2013

A review of seven U.S.-based publicly traded information technology staffing companies’ chalked up a median growth of 5.5 percent in the second quarter ended June 30, with only two of the seven companies that were tracked showing a decline in revenue as compared to the same period in 2012.

BYOD, cloud, mobility create Australian IT jobs

14 August 2013

The growth of “bring your own device” (BYOD), cloud computing and mobility are creating new employment hotspots in the information and communications technology job market, according to the Australia operations of Experis, the IT division of ManpowerGroup Inc.

VMS/MSP Pricing Models

14 August 2013

Program maturity and evolving needs are leading buyers to look for difference pricing options from the spend under management pricing model for their MSP and VMS.

Job Seekers: Staffing Firms = More Money

14 August 2013

Some job seekers believe working with a staffing supplier will result in more money, according to a recent survey by Addison Group.

Is the World Going Part-Time?

14 August 2013

July’s modest gain of 162,000 jobs was the smallest since March and most of that growth came in lower-paying industries or part-time work. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram ponders what’s behind the jobs picture in The Contingent Blog.

Direct Hire Spend a Leaky Faucet

14 August 2013

You track carefully what your company spends on contingent labor, but what about direct hire through agencies? Mike Hard, CEO of BountyJobs, says spend on direct hire through staffing firms is a leaky faucet, in a post on The Staffing Stream.

Web: FedEx Comes out Ahead with New York IC Law

14 August 2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign into law a bill designed to limit the classification of truck drivers as independent contractors. One exception that was added to the bill, that excludes drivers that buy their routes, effectively exempts FedEx, The New York Post reports.

Web: Canada to Charge for Foreign Temp Worker Applications

14 August 2013

In an effort to tighten the rules governing its controversial temporary foreign worker program, Canada says it will now charge employers $275 for each application they make, the National Post reports.