Recent Updates

RPO Is the New VMS

16 January 2013

Ten years ago, if you didn’t have your own little outsourcing facility in Bangalore or a vendor management system to track your workforce, you were not cutting edge, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. Now, it’s all about RPO.  


Use the Right Form

16 January 2013

As of Jan. 1, U.S. employers should should be using new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) notices for their background check programs, which have modest changes to the mandatory FCRA Summary of Rights form. Are you and your staffing firm in compliance? Read more in Staffing Industry Review.


Leading in the Human Age

16 January 2013

This new era, coined by ManpowerGroup as “The Human Age,” requires a new style of leadership, writes Melanie Holmes, vice president of ManpowerGroup’s world of work solutions, in The Staffing Stream. Read more here


Stop Looking for the Purple Squirrel

16 January 2013

Your persistence in holding out for the elusive perfect candidate could be costing your company more than you realize, writes Lance Haun on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.


SIA Research: Harnessing SOW Spend

16 January 2013

As more companies expand their contingent workforce programs to include statement of work arrangements, there is a growing desire to learn what others have learned. This report, available to CWS Council members, covers topics such as what work arrangements should be classified as SOW and... More


Hong Kong Data Sources

15 January 2013

A list of data sources for China including:

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

South Korea Market Snapshot

11 January 2013

  • One page overview of the marketplace
  • Data on the Economy and Business Environment
  • and on the Staffing Industry

Beware the Auction Effect

9 January 2013

Are your suppliers complaining your rate card is too low? Dig a little deeper before making adjustments.


Feds Firm Up Proposed Rules for Healthcare Reform

9 January 2013

New proposed healthcare reform regulations include language of concern to users of contingent labor.


VMS Not the Bogeyman Suppliers Claim

9 January 2013

VMS is staffing firms’ favorite bogeyman, but tales of its effects on lowered margins and profits are greatly exaggerated, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog