Recent Updates

Temp Workers Sue Walmart, Staffing Firms

24 October 2012

A group of 20 Chicago-area workers have filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Walmart and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready-Midwest Inc.


Healthcare Reform: Expect to Pay

24 October 2012

The majority of contingent workforce buyers said they expect to absorb none of the costs associated with healthcare reform, while 33 percent of suppliers expected to pass on all of the costs to their clients, based on our recent surveys. Why is there this disconnect?


Caterpillar Lowers Percentage of Flexible Workers

24 October 2012

Caterpillar, one of the few companies to disclose the size of its flexible workforce, said contingents accounted for 14.4 percent of its total workforce in the third quarter, down from 16.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011.


“Don’t Call Me; Call my MSP”

24 October 2012

Staffing firms from all sectors complain that their MSPs block them from contacting the clients, blogs Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram, but forget that it’s usually the client’s policy, not the MSP’s.


Making Contingency Staffing a Permanent Strategy

24 October 2012

Jim Link, managing director, human resources, at Randstad, provides tips to create an effective integrated contingent staffing infrastructure, in The Staffing Stream


Want Good Talent? Pay Up

24 October 2012

The rate you pay your internal employees should not be the rate you expect to pay your staffing provider for a similar position, writes S. Anthony Iannarino in the Solutions Staffing blog.


Union: Foreign Mine Workers a Danger

24 October 2012

A Canadian trade union alleges that an influx of temporary foreign workers from China into British Columbia’s mining sector is taking jobs from Canadian workers and making the mines more dangerous, OHS magazine reports.


By the Numbers

19 October 2012

  • Computer sales have been booming for a quarter century, but the people who maintain and develop them are in ever short supply...
  • Average IT unemployment rate
  • Cumulative employment growth in IT vs. cumulative growth in total employment

Perspective

19 October 2012

Perspective: Profits for You


Power Seller

19 October 2012

Power Seller: Stop Selling, Start Telling