Recent Updates

Can Remote Contingents Be Effective?

20 March 2013

Edward Jackson, president of vendor management system provider Provade, takes on the topic of remote employee productivity and effectiveness following Yahoo!’s recent mandate that workers show up at the office, in The Staffing Stream.

Growth Slows in U.S. Staffing Prices

20 March 2013

Prices paid for staffing services in the U.S. rose in February from a year ago, but the increase was the lowest since March 2012, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.

Staffing Usage Rises in Canada, Pace Slows

20 March 2013

As part of our coverage of the Canadian staffing market, the Canadian Staffing Index was 106 in January, up 2 percent from the level of 104 in January of the prior year, based on reported billed hours by staffing providers. 

Businesses, Unions at Odds Over Seasonal Visa Limits

20 March 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” senators are negotiating in an attempt to establish a new temporary foreign worker program for low-skilled workers, the Miami Herald reported

SIA Research: RPO Service Features and Market Landscape

20 March 2013

Recruitment process outsourcing is garnering more attention in the contingent workforce management community. This report, available to CWS Council members, shares insights into the features of RPO providers and the market landscape. 

A view of Korea

18 March 2013

  • Overview of the current market place
  • Detailed information on Accounting and Sales sectors
  • Forecasts for 2013

SIA Recruitment Process Outsourcing Survey Results

13 March 2013

  • Global RPO market estimated at $4 billion
  • US RPO market estimated between $1.5 and $2.0 billion
  • Results of our survey of RPO providers in this report

Driving CW Program Adoption

13 March 2013

Successful program adoption is driven by executive championship and key stakeholder buy-in, process clarity, and usability. Here are some tips for engaging those drivers to promote better adoption (and compliance) for your program.

‘Ghost Rider’ IC Sues Buyers Over Stunt Injuries

13 March 2013

A stuntman working as an independent contractor for the film Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance filed a lawsuit last week against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. after being seriously injured in a stunt gone wrong last year.

A Deeper Look at Indemnification Agreements

13 March 2013

Would your firm be willing to act as an insurance company for something that it has no control over? The obvious answer is no. But here’s the wrinkle that indemnification agreements introduce.