Recent Updates

Strengthening European Employment Could Bring Talent Shortage

5 February 2014

Following cautious growth last summer, the number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe strengthened in November by 1.4 percent, year over year, pointing to potential talent shortages.

Buyer Gets Brunt of OSHA Penalties

5 February 2014

A car part manufacturer faces penalties stemming from complaints filed with OSHA alleging safety hazards. Its staffing provider faces lighter penalties. 

Temp Bill Rates Should Rise in 2014

5 February 2014

Bill rates for U.S. contingent labor rose little in 2013 despite temporary help agency employment setting record volumes, according to the IQNdex report by IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider.

Your Provider’s Comp Plan Matters

5 February 2014

Your suppliers’ sales comp plans impact the quality of the service you receive. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram talks about what you need to know in The Contingent Blog.

SIA Webinar Replay: VMS/MSP Landscape Review

5 February 2014

In this webinar replay, available to CWS Council members, our analysts discuss the latest market numbers in the VMS/MSP space, the state of VMS technology and MSP services and how the providers differentiate themselves in the space and look back at the year and theorize about how companies can best adapt... More

News Report January 2014

31 January 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the Americas. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 

Largest Staffing Firms in South Africa 2012

30 January 2014

  • Adcorp are the market leaders in a relatively fragmented market, followed by The Workforce Group and The Kelly Group.
  • Only one foreign firm features in the Top 5.
  • The Top 10 firms accounted for 23% of the market in 2012. 

How to Mitigate Risk — Smartly

29 January 2014

The fact is that risk exists when using a contingent workforce, but it can be mitigated safely and effectively with strategy, sound policy and judgment. Here’s how to prepare.

UK Politician Accuses Staffing Firms of Profiteering

29 January 2014

Six employment agencies, including global giant Randstad, have been accused by a U.K. Labour Party politician of knowingly and willingly mis-selling personal accident insurance to workers who were not eligible for coverage.

$10 Million Judgment in IC Misclassification Suit

29 January 2014

A San Diego County Superior Court judge ruled that the San Diego Union Tribune had misclassified its newspaper carriers as independent contractors in a nearly $10 million judgment.