Recent Updates

Got change? Best practices from those in the know

21 January 2015

Implementing or changing a program sets the stage for success or failure. Here's what program managers who have been through the process suggest you do.


Total talent management: Barely out of the swamp

21 January 2015

The concept of “total talent management,” which seeks to integrate all aspects of workforce management and provide better insight into both workforces, has a ways to go.


Silicon Valley giants offer new settlement in anti-poaching lawsuit

21 January 2015

Four tech giants sued for agreeing not to hire away each others’ workers have offered a $415 million settlement following the rejection of a smaller one last year.


Retention tip: Lend out your stars

21 January 2015

Companies are used to turning to contingent labor to fill in during times of need, but have you considered lending out your star or up-and-coming performers to keep them happy? HBR Blog Network’s Ravin Jesuthasan, David Creelman and John Boudreau make the case for doing just that.


Florida and Wisconsin join feds’ IC misclassification program

21 January 2015

Florida and Wisconsin have become the latest states to sign agreements with the US Department of Labor to combat misclassification of employees as independent contractors.


Total workforce management: The elusive ideal CW managers are warming to

14 January 2015

Most organizations have a good handle on their employee population, but not for the rapidly growing non-employee portions of their workforce. Total talent management is gaining traction as a way to solve that, but it's still not there yet.


Valid or void? Charting the potential potholes of indemnity agreements

14 January 2015

Indemnity agreements are common elements in contracts between companies and their staffing providers. Done right, they make sense, but overbroad terms can render the contract void. 


Staffing buyer fined after contingent disabled in workplace accident

14 January 2015

A water bottling plant in Florida was fined $84,000 by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an accident that permanently disabled a contingent worker. 


Tech solutions used to support the RPO process

14 January 2015

In a recent survey of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, we asked what technology solutions they use to support the RPO process. 


Data breach? Watch out.

14 January 2015

Organizations that breach regulations relating to data protection and privacy, watch out. It’s not just costly civil penalties that companies are incurring; severe criminal sanctions are also being levied against organizations that breach these laws.