Recent Updates

Program Maturity: Preparing for Critical Mass

13 November 2013

As the contingent workforce approaches critical mass, are programs capable of making a strategic contribution? 

Is Social Media a CW Issue?

13 November 2013

Ignoring the fact of social media and its implications to buyer companies becomes impossible as the flexible workforce becomes a key component of company talent solutions. 

Employers in 13 States to Pay More in Federal Unemployment Taxes

13 November 2013

Companies in 13 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes for 2013, and that may point to higher contingent labor costs in those states.

Confessions of a Procurement Guy

13 November 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts’ Bryan Peña, a former procurement manager, acknowledges how he went awry in his dealings with staffing providers, and details how providers and program managers can work together to move the market forward in Staffing Industry Review.

The Evolving IT Labor Market

13 November 2013

Despite the still sluggish economy and stubbornly high unemployment rate, we’re still hearing of shortages in skilled talent and companies struggling to fill their labor needs. This infographic in The Staffing Stream shows how this translates for companies sourcing information technology... More

IC Classifications by Country

13 November 2013

Proper worker classification is not just a U.S.-based concern. This blog details several jurisdiction-specific issues in independent-contractor relationships.

SIA Research: 2013 VMS/MSP Service Differentiators

13 November 2013

This report, available to CWS Council members, provides an overview of available vendor management system functionality and managed service provider services. Use this report as a tool to help identify RFP (request for proposal) invitees and/or to see where their current provider(s) stands... More

SI Report Webinar - November 2013

12 November 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Highest bang-to-buck recruiting tactics
  • Best and worst strategic decisions

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

IT staffing revenue up median 13% in Q3 at public US firms

6 November 2013

Publicly traded IT staffing companies experienced stronger than anticipated demand for their services in the quarter ended Sept. 30. These firms chalked up year-over-year median growth of 12.6 percent during the quarter.