Recent Updates

Ignore Big Data, Risk Your Program

7 May 2014

Big data is playing an increasingly important role in workforce optimization and predictive analytics.


Feds Fail to Lift Minimum Wage, But Efforts Are Not Dead

7 May 2014

Despite the U.S. Senate’s failure to move forward on raising the federal minimum wage, several states and municipalities are moving forward with their own proposals. 


Fieldglass Acquisition Validates Industry

7 May 2014

It’s been six weeks since the announcement came out that SAP would acquire Fieldglass. The event is a testament to the growing value of CWM — as an industry and concept. 


Obama Seeks to Ease Rules on Foreign Workers, Spouses

7 May 2014

The Obama administration announced plans to ease the process for foreign professors and researchers who are trying to extend their stays in America and to allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the U.S., USA Today reports.


Language Traps: Don’t Send the Wrong Message

7 May 2014

As government agencies continue to look more closely at independent contractor classifications, companies that use ICs can help themselves by not sending mixed messages. ICon Professional Services’ Catherine Chidyausiku lists on The Staffing Stream what to say and not to say when engaging... More


Rest of World News Report April 2014

30 April 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the Americas. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 


Make Your Program Competitive. Use Appropriate Benchmarks.

30 April 2014

How do you know if your contingent workforce program is being managed as adeptly as others in the marketplace? More important, how do you know if your organization is leveraging contingent workers as competitively as others in your industry?


REC to EU Parliament: Get Europe Back to Work

30 April 2014

Ahead of next month’s European Parliamentary elections, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the U.K.’s recruitment industry, sent a policy briefing to the 59 U.K. members of the European Parliament seeking re-election explaining the important role recruiters... More


Buyers Behind Curve: ACA Will Cost You More Than You Think

30 April 2014

How much your providers’ compliance with the Affordable Care Act will affect your hourly bill rates may be almost double what you are estimating, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.


Calif. Advances Bill to Increase Buyers’ Liability, Bad for Business

30 April 2014

A proposed California law that would impose joint liability on staffing buyers for such things as wages, employment taxes and workers’ comp was passed by the state’s Assembly Labor and Employment Committee in a 5-2 vote on April 24.