Recent Updates

Integrating Contingent Workforce Management with Strategic Workforce Planning

3 August 2012

  • Descriptions of six building blocks in creating a strategic workforce plan
  • Actions you can take to align CW management with strategic WF planning
  • Results of interviews with buyers, staffing suppliers, and VMS providers

Don't Forget this Metric when Measuring Program Success

1 August 2012

Contingent workforce programs are graded on a variety of metrics. But does scoring well in time-to-fill, cost savings and the like automatically mean your program is a success? 


Clients to Pay Back Wages to Contingents

1 August 2012

Five hospitality companies in South Dakota that used an employment agency will pay more than $124,000 in back wages to 293 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The firms will also pay $79,000 in penalties.


Joint-Employment Ruling Puts Spotlight on “Control”

1 August 2012

A recent court ruling highlighted in the July issue of Legs and Regs Advisor opened the door for broader interpretations of “control” in a joint employer environment. 


The Man Who Sold VMS

1 August 2012

Vendor management systems historically have been greatly disliked by staffing suppliers. How one man has managed to shift perceptions and carve a place for VMS. 


Blog: You Get What You Pay For

1 August 2012

Buyers of staffing services want to shave costs. We get it. There has been a recession and companies are still hurting. But when it comes to sourcing talent, pinching pennies isn’t always the best response, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. 


Misclassification Attractive, but Costly

1 August 2012

Companies stand to save a lot by misclassifying workers as independent contractors, creating an unfair advantage over their competitors. But because it can be costly when found noncompliant, companies should be sure their staff is classified correctly. Here are some traps to avoid.


SIA Research: Contingent Workforce Manager Compensation

1 August 2012

How much are your peers making? Are you being fairly compensated? Find out in this report. Broken down by industry, skill, size, department, management level and other factors, we share what your peers are making based on the results from our recent Contingent Buyer survey. Available to CWS Council members.... More


Prioritizing Workforce Management

1 August 2012

As new jobs are falling short, there are signs that organizations are thinking more strategically about their current employees, rather than hiring new ones, writes Abby Lombardi in The Staffing Stream.


By the Numbers

28 July 2012

In this month’s “By the Numbers”

  • How much annual revenue does a branch typically generate?
  • At an IT staffing branch, it’s $7.6 million
  • At an industrial staffing branch, it’s $3.1 million

See “By the Numbers” for more