Recent Updates

Straight Talk From the Customer

22 May 2012

Straight Talk From the Customer: Beyond Savings


Letter from the Editor

22 May 2012

Letter from the Editor: The Other Side


IC Reclassification & Past Benefits Liability

16 May 2012

Even as companies have become more sophisticated in the use and management of contingent labor, certain myths persist. Here, we set out to debunk the most prevalent. 


The Future of Contingent Workforce Arrangements

16 May 2012

What’s in store for contingent workforce arrangements in the years to come?


Why Business Strategies Fail

16 May 2012

Even with extensive planning, strategic plans can easily fail, writes Ron Ashkenas in the Harvard Business Review. Learn why here.


Blog: Talking with Contingent Workers Pays Off

16 May 2012

It’s important that your suppliers maintain strong communication with your contingent workers, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. Read it here.


Index: Staffing Prices Moving Up

16 May 2012

Prices for contingent labor and other staffing services, such as direct-hire staffing, have trended up since February, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


MSP Engagement Models Revisited

10 May 2012

  • Pros and cons of vendor-neutral, master supplier, and hybrid models
  • Strategies for selecting appropriate model
  • A concise and useful reference

Be the “A” Client to Get Suppliers’ Fullest Attention

9 May 2012

The pendulum has swung once again to the candidate side. With fierce competition to attract, hire and retain top talent, it’s become more critical that clients do all they can to motivate suppliers to work hardest on their behalf, not others’.


Temp Use Rises; Recruiting Tougher for Manufacturers

9 May 2012

Contingent workers accounted for a greater percentage of the U.S. workforce in April, and human resources professionals in the manufacturing sector found recruiting more difficult, according to two separate reports.