Recent Updates

Jackson Healthcare buys executive search firm

18 December 2013

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, acquired Tyler & Company, a national healthcare search firm.

Former traveler gets 39 years in hepatitis outbreak

18 December 2013

A former healthcare traveler was sentenced to 39 years in prison for his part in a widespread hepatitis C outbreak in numerous states, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

On Assignment buys physician firm; sells allied unit to Cross Country

18 December 2013

On Assignment Inc. acquired physician staffing firm Whitaker Medical LLC. In addition, the company sold its allied healthcare staffing business to Cross Country Healthcare Inc.

Where’s the Beef in SOW Management?

18 December 2013

Much of the talk at contingent workforce conferences today is about integrating statement-of-work (SOW) engagement management into the traditional managed service program, but what level of services is available?

Contractor Settles Warehouse Worker Case for $4.7 Million

18 December 2013

An operator of a California warehouse that serves as a Wal-Mart contractor agreed to settle a class action lawsuit by workers for $4.7 million. A separate case that includes staffing firms and Wal-Mart is pending.

Wade Into the Stream

18 December 2013

More than 300 professionals from all sides of the CW ecosystem have joined in the conversation on The Staffing Stream. Subadhra R. Sriram highlights some of the most memorable moments as we wrap up 2013.

Serving the Contingent Ecosystem

18 December 2013

Our director of global services highlights how our reports and publications help professionals on all sides of the contingent workforce ecosystem.

Foreign Temps Allege Theft, Threats

18 December 2013

Six workers from the Philippines brought into Canada under its temporary foreign worker program accuse the owners of the restaurant that hired them of stealing their overtime pay and threatening them, CBC News reports.

Data-Driven Performance Reviews

18 December 2013

Most companies rely on measurable actions when evaluating their workers, but Richard D. Johnson asserts on the HBR Blog Network that companies are doing themselves and their workers a disservice by ignoring immeasurable employee actions.

Information Technology Issues & Trends

13 December 2013

The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the current technology challenges facing staffing firms, as well as the opportunities available to them to reduce cost, better align IT with the business, and deliver more innovative services.