Recent Updates

Strategies for Avoiding ACA Penalties

13 February 2013

Many employers are considering expanding their use of contingent workers as a strategy for containing healthcare costs under the Affordable Care Act, set to kick in Jan. 1, 2014. Attorney Wayne Jacobsen discusses four such strategies to mitigate the ACA’s costs.


SIA Research: MSP Negotiation Template

13 February 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a template CWS Council members can use in MSP negotiations. Council members can contact Bryan Peña, VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, for the tool at bpena (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.


800,000 New Freelancers Join Elance

13 February 2013

Elance reports billings and usage have grown by nearly 50 percent, and has signaled that it would be targeting larger businesses in the future.


Stalling VMS/MSP Spend: a Hiccup or a Trend?

6 February 2013

Data from recent Staffing Industry Analysts surveys show spend going through VMS/MSPs has slowed after rising for several years. Is this a trend or just a bump in the road?


Professional Staffing Firm Estimates Its ACA Costs

6 February 2013

Meeting healthcare coverage requirements under U.S. healthcare reform will likely mean a small, single-digit percentage increase to the overall pay rates for the company’s temporary workers, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) CFO Keith Waddell said in a conference call with analysts on Jan.... More


CW Management: Brace for Change

6 February 2013

As companies evolve and contingent workforce management matures, the fundamental nature of the contingent workforce is changing as well — not just in terms of the workforce itself, which is becoming ever more diverse, but the ways in which the workforce is managed. 


Clinical/Scientific Staffing Provider Changes Hands

6 February 2013

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. is selling its clinical trial services business to ICON plc for $52 million, plus an earn-out of up to $3.75 million. The deal is expected to close within the next 30 days.


Delighting Patrons: It's Where It's At

6 February 2013

Why are 54 percent of CW programs making servicing internal stakeholders a top priority? Read Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram's answer in The Contingent Blog.


Should You Push for Discount Pricing?

6 February 2013

Don Dewar, vice president, national sales with inSync Staffing discusses whether large-volume discounts are driving the intended behavior in large, vendor-neutral programs in The Staffing Stream.


Defending the No-Touch Program

6 February 2013

What do you say to suppliers that lament having no contact with hiring managers? Read what Daniel Khublall, who manages the contingent worker program for TIAA-CREF, has to say in Staffing Industry Review magazine.