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You Ask/We Answer

1 March 2012

Proportion of Contingents Rising: Industry says temps will power 22 percent of workforce.


Japanese Data Sources

29 February 2012

A list of data sources for Japan including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Feature: Mistakes that Derail Contingent Worker Conversions

29 February 2012

Managers often look to their contingent pool for in-house roles. Here are five mistakes that can derail that process.


Europe: Austerity Measures Lead to Radical Labor Reform

29 February 2012

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a number of countries in southern Europe are re-evaluating their employment laws and are proposing, passing or enacting major reforms.


News: Feds Issue Citations to Buyer, Staffing Firm

29 February 2012

The operator of  a distribution center owned by the Hershey Co. in Palmyra, Pa., and its staffing provider were issued $288,000 in proposed penalties over workplace safety and health violations, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. 


Benchmarks: The Direct Hire Landscape

29 February 2012

In 2011, we estimate that the U.S. direct hire market generated $5.1 billion. What segments account for that spend?


Around the Web: Offshoring, Diversity

29 February 2012

One Harvard Business Review blogger makes the case for outsourcing and offshoring, while another asserts that manufacturing needs to return to the U.S.; U.S. boards are “too pale, too male”.


Law: Contingent Worker Can't Sue in Temp Death Case

22 February 2012

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled against the family of a contingent worker who was killed on the job in a case that tested the workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” rule.


Around the Web: Obama Budgets for Misclassification Fight; Jobless Programs Aided

22 February 2012

President Obama’s 2013 budget gives the Labor Department additional funding to fight IC misclassification; The tax bill passed by Congress last week broadens jobless programs; and the rising number of temporary workers signals a shift in the workplace.


Blog: One-Click Shopping for Contingent Workers

22 February 2012

Filling an open position with the click of a button, with no worries about IC compliance, risks, etc., may sound far-fetched and futuristic, but it will happen sooner than you might think, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.