Recent Updates

2012 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

27 January 2013

  • Several companies state their reason for holding MSP accountable for total cycle time
  • Answers provided for various struggles with regulation in India
  • Outline of various factors that affect cost of ongoing VMS support
  • Many other topics discussed

China Market Snapshot

23 January 2013

  • One page overview of the marketplace
  • Data on the Economy and Business Environment
  • and on the Staffing Industry

Selecting the Right Consultant

23 January 2013

A program manager shares some thoughts on contingent workforce consultants who make it clear they have no hands-on experience to back them up.


DOL Misclassification Study in Works

23 January 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor announced earlier this month in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments on an upcoming study on misclassification of workers as independent contractors.


Developing Innovative, Critical CW Tools

23 January 2013

A team comprising industry leaders from the buyer and supplier communities collaborates to share and develop best practices, industry standards and priorities related to key strategic initiatives impacting the future of the contingent workforce. 


Contingent Bill Rates Rise Over Year

23 January 2013

Bill rates for U.S. contingent workers rose during 2012, according to IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider. IQNavigator’s index of contingent labor bill rates in the U.S. increased 2.7 percent in December when compared with the same month in the previous year.


Recruiting for the Next Generation Workforce

23 January 2013

As your companys “A” players, who stayed put during the recession, are seeing better opportunities elsewhere, and baby boomers who delayed retirement are now reconsidering, the war for talent is on. Here’s what you can do, writes Clyde Stutts in The Staffing Stream.


Report Exposes H-2 Temp Worker Program Flaws

23 January 2013

An advocacy group released a new report last week that exposes flaws in the U.S. H-2 temporary worker program and proposes policy changes that would prevent future exploitation and abuse. Read the report here (PDF). 


SIA Research: The German Market

23 January 2013

The temporary workforce market can vary greatly by country. Here’s a look at the German contingent workforce landscape


Feds Collect $9.5 Million for Misclassified ICs

22 January 2013

More than $9.5 million in back wages has been collected for 11,400 workers misclassified as independent contractors since September 2011, the U.S. Department of Labors’ Wage and Hour Division announced last week.