Recent Updates

Going global? Do your homework

21 April 2015

Often, programs find themselves needing to expand their footprint globally due to market pressures and not advance planning. Regardless, they need to do their homework before moving forward.


CWS Summit Amsterdam: Evolve your programs or risk being irrelevant

21 April 2015

Many contingent workforce programs are at a stage where the managed service provider (MSP) successfully delivers against stated requirements. But programs have to continue to evolve or CW professionals could find themselves irrelevant.


Amazon and staffing firm sued over background checks

15 April 2015

A man claiming he was rejected for a temporary job at Amazon based on false results of a background check has sued the company and its staffing provider.  


Jury still out on Affordable Care Act's effect on costs

15 April 2015

Now that the US employer mandate to offer health insurance has taken effect, staffing firms and buyers of staffing services alike are assessing the effects. Have your costs increased?


DOL to beef up enforcement staff

14 April 2015

The US Department of Labor's budget includes more than $31 million for additional staff to combat wage and hour and independent contractor classification compliance.


Court grants bakery workers class status in IC case

14 April 2015

A court granted “class” standing to group of 200 workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors in a lawsuit against Flowers Foods Inc., the second-largest US bakery, Mainebiz reports.


More buyers ban recruitment fees for workers

14 April 2015

An association of global electronics companies voted to prohibit recruiters or employers from charging recruitment fees to workers in a step to improve human rights for workers. 


Updated US staffing industry forecast predicts continued strong growth for IT

8 April 2015

IT staffing market in the US is anticipated to grow 7% in 2015 and 6% in 2016.


Sourcing should be mobile friendly — Promoted

8 April 2015

By bridging the mobile divide, you’ll stand out from the crowd and show candidates you are willing to engage with them when and where they prefer to converse.


US reaches cap on H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign temporary workers

8 April 2015

The cap for H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary foreign workers for the upcoming federal fiscal year was again reached within a week.