Recent Updates

SIA Webinar: SOW — A Global Trend

13 March 2013

There has been considerable growth in the inclusion of statement of work in contingent programs in the U.S. What is the situation elsewhere? 


Proposed Oregon Bill to Raise Cost of Contingent Workers

6 March 2013

A bill introduced in Oregon would prohibit pay discrimination against contingent workers and would also preclude staffing firms from charging clients fees for converting a contingent worker to traditional employment status.


Judge Rejects Feds’ IC Argument

6 March 2013

A federal judge in Texas upheld a company’s practice of classifying gate attendants as independent contractors and not employees, thwarting the U.S. Department of Labor’s effort to reclassify the workers as employees and force the company to pay more than $6 million in back wages.


Buyers Reveal Pet Peeves

6 March 2013

Buyers respond to suppliers’ pet peeves with a list of their own, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.


MSP Is a Strategic Talent Solution

6 March 2013

MSPs will continue to be a strategic talent solution offering forward-thinking advice on market conditions, talent landscapes, risk mitigation and creative variable workforce approaches, writes Randstad Chairman and CEO Ben Noteboom in The Staffing Stream.


The Blended Recruiting Approach

6 March 2013

In an effort to cuts costs, some companies are beginning to integrate their recruiting strategies, preferring one supplier to manage their in-house and contingent hiring rather than keeping them separate, writes workforce.com’s Max Mihelich.


Track the Numbers That Matter

6 March 2013

There is a difference between numbers and numbers that matter, write Jeff Bladt and Bob Filbin in the Harvard Business Review Blog. To be succesful, you need to focus on the right one. 


News Report February 2013 ROW

28 February 2013

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 – just... More


Procurement: Get Beyond Savings

27 February 2013

If procurement’s primary focus is on cost savings for the contingent workforce program, it's missing the mark.


Buy-In: The Power of a Good Problem Statement

27 February 2013

Developing a good problem statement is crucial in securing executive support for your program. Here’s an example.