Recent Updates

South Africa Data Sources

12 June 2012

A list of data sources for South Africa including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Employment Law Liability: Who’s Responsible?

6 June 2012

In this third article in a series meant to debunk legal myths that persist with regard to contingent workforce usage, we explore whether employment law liability resides solely with the staffing provider.


The Role of the CW Manager

6 June 2012

Back before the time when Internet became so popular, there were no contingent workforce managers. The responsibilities existed, though, usually as an add-on to another job. As the workforce and technology have changed, a mix of skill sets have come to the forefront to create what makes a successful... More


Why Innovation Processes Fail

6 June 2012

While companies strive to create innovation to improve their business, it’s common for those processes to end up failing. Here’s why, writes Ria McGrath in Harvard Business Review.


Double Dip Recession? Probably Not.

6 June 2012

“There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Well, I wouldn’t go as far as Mark Twain and condemn the numbers, but there’s no doubt that the economic data is sending mixed signals, writes Subadhra R.Sriram in the Contingent Blog. Read more here.


SIA Research: VMS and MSP RFP Templates

6 June 2012

Creating a request for proposal for a new vendor management system or a new managed service partner can be daunting. Staffing Industry Analysts has assembled RFP templates for both relationships, available to members of Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Council.


2012 VMS RFP Template

4 June 2012

  • Template for issuing an RFP for a VMS provider
  • Notes added for guidance
  • Cut and paste as appropriate for building your own RFP

A Look at the Brazilian Temporary Workforce Environment

30 May 2012

  • Overview of the Brazilian legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

2012 MSP RFP Template

29 May 2012

  • Template for issuing an RFP for a managed service provider
  • Notes added for guidance
  • Cut and paste as appropriate for building your own RFP 

By the Numbers

23 May 2012

  • The net promoter score buyers gave managed service providers (MSPs) in 2011.
  • Suggestions on what MSPs could do better.
  • Percent of buyers using MSP, as a function of contingent spend.