Recent Updates

A Deeper Look at Indemnification Agreements

13 March 2013

Would your firm be willing to act as an insurance company for something that it has no control over? The obvious answer is no. But here’s the wrinkle that indemnification agreements introduce.


Vendor-Neutral MSPs Can Be Profitable

13 March 2013

David Barfield, CEO of The Bartech Group, joins the discussion about managed service providers, talking about vendor neutrality in a new post on The Staffing Stream


Healthcare Reform: Are Your Providers Preparing?

13 March 2013

As 2014 draws closer, staffing firms should be getting ready for healthcare reform. How the Affordable Care Act will affect staffing firms and buyers is growing clearer as regulators work to draft the rules. Read more in Staffing Industry Review.


Workers Allege Continued IC Misclassification

13 March 2013

Two former workers who were found to have been misclassified as independent contractors say Shaw Communications in Canada continues the practice and are blowing the whistle on how the telecommunications giant broke employment law for years, CBS News reports.


SIA Webinar: SOW — A Global Trend

13 March 2013

There has been considerable growth in the inclusion of statement of work in contingent programs in the U.S. What is the situation elsewhere? 


Proposed Oregon Bill to Raise Cost of Contingent Workers

6 March 2013

A bill introduced in Oregon would prohibit pay discrimination against contingent workers and would also preclude staffing firms from charging clients fees for converting a contingent worker to traditional employment status.


Judge Rejects Feds’ IC Argument

6 March 2013

A federal judge in Texas upheld a company’s practice of classifying gate attendants as independent contractors and not employees, thwarting the U.S. Department of Labor’s effort to reclassify the workers as employees and force the company to pay more than $6 million in back wages.


Buyers Reveal Pet Peeves

6 March 2013

Buyers respond to suppliers’ pet peeves with a list of their own, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.


MSP Is a Strategic Talent Solution

6 March 2013

MSPs will continue to be a strategic talent solution offering forward-thinking advice on market conditions, talent landscapes, risk mitigation and creative variable workforce approaches, writes Randstad Chairman and CEO Ben Noteboom in The Staffing Stream.


The Blended Recruiting Approach

6 March 2013

In an effort to cuts costs, some companies are beginning to integrate their recruiting strategies, preferring one supplier to manage their in-house and contingent hiring rather than keeping them separate, writes workforce.com’s Max Mihelich.