Recent Updates

News: Contingents May Be Cheaper to Hire

14 September 2011

President Obama’s jobs bill may just save users of contingent workers money. Here’s how.


Europe: Repercussions of Contractor Pay Disclosure

14 September 2011

At the end of August, a staffing company in the U.K. accidentally revealed the pay rates of 3,000 contractors working for one of its largest clients, causing more than a few ripples.


Council Research: Forecast Update

14 September 2011

Imagine if you could predict the future. In any market, everyone is watching for the next big trend. This is also true of the contingent workforce world. Our forecast can help you do just that.


Blog: What Are You But Your Reputation?

14 September 2011

It can take just one disgruntled worker tweeting about your company to create a PR nightmare, Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram writes in the Contingent Blog.


Feature: Interview with Purpose

7 September 2011

You don’t have to be clairvoyant to select great contingent workers; instead, ask insightful interview questions and use the candidate’s past behaviors to forecast their future success.


Perspective: Pre-employment Screening in the US and UK

7 September 2011

As the use of contingent workers continues to rise, so too do the business and legal risks associated with these workers. Companies doing business in the U.S. and U.K. need to understand the differences in how each country treats background checks of workers.


Europe: High Unemployment Persists

7 September 2011

High unemployment in Europe remains one of the more intractable problems politicians are trying to solve following the global financial crisis. Despite considerable political effort, unemployment has not come down much since it peaked in 2010.


News: Have Choices, Will Temp

7 September 2011

There are some 16 million independent workers in the United States today, while another 28 million Americans are considering becoming independent within the next two years. How will that affect your contingent workforce?


By the Numbers

31 August 2011

  • Buyer management becomes more friendly toward contingent labor
  • Where manufacturing needs temps
  • 15 largest Canadian staffing firms

Expert's Corner

31 August 2011

Breaking the ‘Glass Ceiling’: How to surpass that elusive revenue threshold