Recent Updates

Index: Staffing Prices Moving Up

16 May 2012

Prices for contingent labor and other staffing services, such as direct-hire staffing, have trended up since February, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


MSP Engagement Models Revisited

10 May 2012

  • Pros and cons of vendor-neutral, master supplier, and hybrid models
  • Strategies for selecting appropriate model
  • A concise and useful reference

Be the “A” Client to Get Suppliers’ Fullest Attention

9 May 2012

The pendulum has swung once again to the candidate side. With fierce competition to attract, hire and retain top talent, it’s become more critical that clients do all they can to motivate suppliers to work hardest on their behalf, not others’.


Temp Use Rises; Recruiting Tougher for Manufacturers

9 May 2012

Contingent workers accounted for a greater percentage of the U.S. workforce in April, and human resources professionals in the manufacturing sector found recruiting more difficult, according to two separate reports.


Overqualified Candidates the New Norm

9 May 2012

If you’re finding many of your applicants are overqualified, you are not alone, FOXbusiness reports. There are pros and cons to taking a chance on them. Read more here.


Embrace Online Staffing or Be Flattened

9 May 2012

If you haven’t been paying attention to online staffing, you’d better start, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. With the rise of Elance, oDesk and numerous other platforms, burying your head in the sand is no longer an option. 


Top 5 Staffing Companies per Major Market

2 May 2012

  • We have endeavored to capture the top five staffing firms for every major staffing market.
  • We have identified the market leaders in 26 countries
  • See who is a market leader in addition to  Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup.

Top 5 Staffing Companies per Major Market

2 May 2012

  • We have endeavored to capture the top five staffing firms for every major staffing market.
  • We have identified the market leaders in 26 countries
  • See who is a market leader in addition to  Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup.

Temporary Commuter Assignments

2 May 2012

Companies that post workers to foreign locations need to be sure that all departments involved pay close attention to the legal and regulatory issues that accompanies temporary commuter assignments.


Why Your Suppliers' Deals Should Matter

2 May 2012

ManpowerGroup’s recently announced $400 million RPO deal is just one of several contract-related announcements made recently. How do these affect the buyer of staffing services?