Recent Updates

Risk: Contingent Worker Files Suit After Find of Racist Figurine

20 June 2012

A contingent worker at a Goodyear rubber plant in Beaumont, Texas, filed a discrimination suit against the company after finding a racist figurine inside his locker.


Costs: Legislation to Add Costs and Risks in Japan

20 June 2012

Looming changes in Japan are set to tighten the regulation of both staffing agencies and the companies that use temporary agency workers, changes that will add to the cost and risk of using contingent workers. 


Blog: Where Is the MSP Going?

20 June 2012

Hotly debated and oft-reviled, there is no doubt that managed service providers have changed the face of the staffing industry, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. While their strategic value has never been questioned, buyers of staffing services are questioning... More


Risk: Documentation for IC Classifications

20 June 2012

Any number of events could trigger an IRS or other agency audit of your independent contractor classifications. Callabrus has compiled a list of what documentation you should keep on hand in the event it happens to your company. 


Strategy: Hire like a Rock Star

20 June 2012

A musician-turned-CEO makes says the way to successful candidate selection is how musicians screen for bands: fit first. Read more here.


SIA Research: Building Best Practices in Your Program

20 June 2012

Every contingent workforce program needs to have a strong foundation on which to grow. Whether a company has an externally managed program supported by a third-party MSP (managed service provider) or an internally, company-staffed program, there are fundamental practices a program should establish.


Lexicon of Global Contingent Workforce Terms

18 June 2012

  • Over 200 contingent workforce related terms and definitions
  • International terminology included for the first time
  • Document promotes standardized language usage in CW management

Strategy: Who Should Be in Charge of Your CW Program

13 June 2012

Whether procurement or HR should manage the contingent workforce is hotly debated. Our Procurement Guy has his own opinions, and they may very well surprise you.


Quality: Solving the Labor Market Paradox

13 June 2012

Amid persistently high unemployment rates, companies maintain they are having a hard time finding people with the skills they need. Is this truly a paradox, or can this gap be closed?


Costs: New Report Is Critical of Outsourcing, Walmart

13 June 2012

A report released last week is critical of outsourcing — and the use of staffing firms in such circumstances — and took aim at Walmart in particular. The report calls for several steps to get tougher on outsourcing by companies. Walmart has already blasted the report.