Recent Updates

“Online Staffing:” What Is It, What’s Driving It, What Does It Mean For Staffing Firms?

31 October 2012

  • Cost advantage important
  • Lower rates, lower markups
  • Many other critical benefits

Drafting a Contract: Sample Clauses

31 October 2012

Often, contingent workforce managers are required to draft their own contracts, or find themselves using that of their supplier. Here, in Part 1, we share three contract clauses that should not be overlooked.


Crowdsourcing: More Than a Buzzword

31 October 2012

Despite evidence of the growing use of online staffing and crowdsourcing models, contingent workforce programs are paying little attention to them. 


Contract Watch: Staff Care, Staff Management

31 October 2012

Recent announcements of new staffing contracts include deals between Staff Care and Novation as well as Staff Management | SMX and logistics firm OHL.


Temp Bill Rates Rise for IT, Professional Workers

31 October 2012

Temporary labor bill rates rose in the third quarter with increases among professional-level workers, according to the third-quarter release of the IQNdex, an index of temporary labor bill rates produced by IQNavigator.


Blog: MSP Usage Trending Down

31 October 2012

Here’s more fuel to add to the fireworks with regard to MSP usage: it has actually trended down. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses this development in The Contingent Blog.


Blog: Reducing Worker Stress

31 October 2012

High stress levels can greatly reduce workers’ productivity. Vioteck Solutions Limited CEO John Golat shares some tips on reducing employees’ stress in The Staffing Stream.


Temp Workers Sue Walmart, Staffing Firms

24 October 2012

A group of 20 Chicago-area workers have filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Walmart and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready-Midwest Inc.


Healthcare Reform: Expect to Pay

24 October 2012

The majority of contingent workforce buyers said they expect to absorb none of the costs associated with healthcare reform, while 33 percent of suppliers expected to pass on all of the costs to their clients, based on our recent surveys. Why is there this disconnect?


Caterpillar Lowers Percentage of Flexible Workers

24 October 2012

Caterpillar, one of the few companies to disclose the size of its flexible workforce, said contingents accounted for 14.4 percent of its total workforce in the third quarter, down from 16.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011.