Recent Updates

EEOC Sues Sony and Staffing Firm

12 December 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Sony and its staffing provider alleging the companies violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating a contingent worker because she had a prosthetic leg.


What Have You Done for Me Lately?

12 December 2012

A CW manager shares how his program realized significant benefits by implementing a benchmarking strategy with the help of his managed service provider in the December issue of Staffing Industry Review


Blog: Getting Support for IC Compliance Measures

12 December 2012

Securing stakeholder sponsorship is critical when developing an independent contractor compliance program. Sabrina Clay, vice president of strategic alliances for Synergy Services Corp., shares key elements to ensure that support in The Staffing Stream.


Where the Hiring Process Can Backfire

12 December 2012

In a good interview, the candidate lays out his or her qualifications and the hiring manager describes the position and company clearly. When the hiring manager blows the process, you can lose out on good contingents. Read more from the Wall Street Journal here.


SIA Research: Who's Buying Online Staffing Services

12 December 2012

This report from Staffing Industry Analysts, available to corporate and CWS council members, describes the face of the online staffing industry, how large it really is and who its users are.  


“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

6 December 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?

2012: The Year of the Customer

5 December 2012

As we come to the close of yet another year, it’s entirely appropriate to reflect on the year that was. 2012 saw great change in the marketplace, not just from the standpoint of consolidation in the industry but also in the continuing sophistication of the buyers.


I Say Contingent, You Say What?

5 December 2012

In the contingent workforce world, it's common for players to have different terms and definitions, which complicates an already complex issue. Further muddying the lexicon are new terms growing in use in Canada,


Federal Unemployment Taxes Rising in 18 States

5 December 2012

Employers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes when they file IRS Form 940 for 2012. Some staffing firms have already warned customers of pending increases.


Beat the Holiday Rush with Temps

5 December 2012

Retailers struggling to fill seasonal roles this holiday season would do well to turn to staffing firms for help, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.