Recent Updates

‘Online Staffing’ for ‘Onsite’ Workers

17 October 2012

There has been no shortage of innovation in the contingent workforce space. Case-in-point: Work Market, a two-year-old company that has been grabbing the attention of buyers with its offering.


Blog: Implementing a Successful Contingent Workforce Strategy

17 October 2012

Implementing a successful contingent workforce strategy is not for the faint of heart, writes Peter Carvalho, president of Agile•1, in The Staffing Stream. Read more here


Using Criminal Records to Hire, Fire Workers

17 October 2012

If your staffing suppliers conduct criminal and credit background checks on your candidates, they need to be compliant with the law. This article in Staffing Industry Review addresses these laws.


Government Contractor Slapped with Misclassification Class Action

17 October 2012

Earlier this month, a class action lawsuit was filed against MHN Government Services and its parent, Managed Health Network (MHN), claiming that the government contractor misclassified more than 1,200 employees as independent contractors, write Richard Reibstein, Lisa... More


You Say Po-Tay-Toe, I say Po-Tah-Toe

10 October 2012

Is it best to outsource your contingent workforce managed service program or keep it inhouse? Last week, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram shared the disadvantages of each model. This week, she shares the advantages in The Contingent Blog.


California Law Targets Warehouse Staffing Contracts

10 October 2012

A new law in California takes aim at staffing contracts in the warehouse industry, prohibiting contracts at warehouses where a contractor knows or should know that there are insufficient funds to comply with basic labor laws, such as wages.


Vietnam to Allow Employee Subleasing

10 October 2012

In this second article addressing changing legislation in Asia, we focus on Vietnam, where a new law going into effect next year addresses a hybrid form of temporary staffing and labor outsourcing.


Teaching for the Future: Closing Skills Gap

10 October 2012

A Minneapolis community college’s accelerated training program could serve as a national model to help employers needing skilled workers quickly and put many jobless Americans back to work quickly, USA Today reports


Suppliers Can Succeed Through VMS/MSP

10 October 2012

Tim Keefe of CH2M Hill debunks the perception that it is nearly impossible for staffing suppliers to develop a strong and long-term relationship with a vendor management system/managed service program in Staffing Industry Review magazine.


Workers Sue After Positions Shift to Staffing Firm

10 October 2012

The Boston Globe reports workers sued a food service firm after it allegedly told them to reapply for their jobs through a temporary employment agency that would not provide health insurance or other benefits they had received as direct employees.