Recent Updates

Legal roundup: Stay current and be prepared

27 August 2014

The day-to-day tasks of getting talent in the door and engaged can leave contingent workforce managers little time to focus on the latest legislation and legal implications for their companies. But failure to keep up can cause trouble for CW programs. Staffing Industry Analysts' report,... More

Five traits of the strong leader

27 August 2014

Without strong leadership, contingent workforce programs can’t thrive. Traci Fiatte, group president of Randstad Staffing, discusses five traits necessary to achieve and maintain leadership in a Staffing Stream post. While some leaders are born with these traits, they can be learned through training... More

Which regions do programs cover, and to which are they expanding?

27 August 2014

In our 2014 Contingent Buyer Survey, we asked which of six geographic reagions their contingent workforce currently covered and to which they were planning to expand.

Employers aren’t ‘whining’: The skills gap is real

27 August 2014

Last year, ManpowerGroup published results of a survey where 39 percent of U.S. and 35 percent of global employers identified lack of available talent as a reason for difficulty in filling jobs. Some criticized the concept of a skills gap, but it is real, asserts James Bessen in the Harvard... More

SIA research: Statutory expense tool

27 August 2014

Your bill rate reflects more than the worker's pay, taxes and supplier's profits. Other expenses, such as workers' comp and unemployment insurance, will be taken into account as part of a supplier's markup. Staffing Industry Analysts' Statutory Expense Tool, available to CWS Council and SIA corporate... More

4 Housing and Hotel Mistakes Healthcare Staffing Firms Make — White Paper

26 August 2014

How do proactive healthcare staffing firms keep lodging costs to a minimum?

10 Tips Your Healthcare Staffing Firm Can Use to Ensure Quality and Value to Hospitals — White Paper

26 August 2014

The ultimate objective for any healthcare staffing firm should be to provide a framework of quality, safety, benchmarking, and performance improvement.

Rest of World Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

26 August 2014

  • There were 24 publicly announced acquisitions across the Rest of World region in 2013.
  • Of those, just over a third (9) of the acquisitions were made by Japanese companies, followed by four acquisitions by Australian companies.
  • Read the full analysis, broken down by staffing sector.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Impact of Recent and Pending Legislation

26 August 2014

  • We asked buyers of contingent labour to estimate the impact of specific legislative changes in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and South Africa on their use of temporary workers. 
  • Buyers were positive with regards to legislative changes in China but thought changes in Japan would decrease their use... More

By the Numbers: Healthcare Landscape

22 August 2014

  • Fastest-growing healthcare staffing & talent engagement firms.
  • 10 largest state healthcare staffing markets.
  • U.S. healthcare staffing market size.