Recent Updates

Randstad fund invests in European online freelancer platform

9 July 2014

Randstad is investing in Berlin-based twago, an online marketplace for freelance work.


Web: Report claims H-1B backlash

9 July 2014

There is a backlash among some U.S. workers against use of H-1B workers. Companies that use H-1B workers — highly skilled professionals who are often found in the tech sector — say there aren't enough science and technology workers in the U.S. to meet demand, but H-1B critics claim otherwise,... More


SIA Conference: 2014 CWS Summit Las Vegas

9 July 2014

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit, the only event geared toward corporate buyers of contingent labor, focuses on best practices and real-world solutions for a crucial component of your organization’s workforce. You will participate in interactive workshops and roundtable discussions and hear... More


Largest Staffing Firms in Chile 2013

4 July 2014

  • This report can be used to unravel the Chilean staffing landscape.
  • It identifies the largest ten firms and another 25 potential suppliers.
  • Details include the nature of the market, demographics, current and future conditions, opportunities and threats and geographic spread.

Retiring? Not so fast, say employers

2 July 2014

As companies face critical skills shortages, they are looking at ways to engage their most valuable resource: their skilled, retirement-age workers.


Silver is the new gold: Leveraging second-place candidates' potential

2 July 2014

Your recruiters spend valuable time and effort vetting many candidates when only one ultimately can be hired. Where do all those other potential vetted workers go?


Challenged recruiting STEM, other professionals? You are not alone

2 July 2014

STEM skills shortages might be getting most of the media attention, but many other skills are hard to find as well. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses what buyers say are their biggest challenges in The Contingent Blog. 


Uber misclassifies drivers as independent contractors claim lawsuits

2 July 2014

Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Uber, alleging the San Francisco-based company improperly classified its drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuits show misclassification remains a concern.


Mass. to have highest state minimum wage in US

2 July 2014

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a measure that raises the state’s minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state and and makes permanent the multi-agency task force charged with combating worker misclassification.


SIA research: CW manager compensation

2 July 2014

How much are your peers paid? What variables influence contingent workforce managers' salaries? This report, available to members of the CWS Council, discusses this and more.