Recent Updates

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

1 July 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

Rest of World News Report June 2014

30 June 2014

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. 


Rest of the World Legs & Regs Advisor May 2014

30 June 2014

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris network
  • We have covered a variety of judicial developments, including labour reforms and court rulings
  • Data has been gathered from across the Rest of the World

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

26 June 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

Professional Recruitment Trends Singapore Apr/May 2014

26 June 2014

  • Launching our index for professional recruitment in Singapore, in collaboration with APSCo
  • Also included is a selection of economic data for Singapore
  • Infographics on the Singapore labour market from the local Ministry of Manpower

Get on the same page for program success

25 June 2014

Suppliers, buyers and other stakeholders often view value and program goals differently. It's time to get on the same page to elevate your program.


Should you, could you or would you be resource agnostic?

25 June 2014

Is becoming resource agnostic the wave of the future in contingent workforce management? Maybe.


Canada overhauling Temporary Foreign Worker Program

25 June 2014

Canada announced an overhaul to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program Friday that includes increased fees, higher penalties and caps on temporary foreign workers.


More drivers ruled employees, not independent contractors

25 June 2014

Last week, the U.S. Court of appeals for the ninth circuit ruled that a class of drivers were employees under California law, reversing a lower court’s decision. 


Contingent usage on the rise

25 June 2014

In our 2014 Contingent Buyers Survey for North America, we asked buyers how much of their workforce is contingent currently, and what they expect it to be in two years.