Recent Updates

Europe: Drug and Alcohol Screening

31 August 2011

Drug and alcohol abuse is a global problem. U.S. companies that screen their U.S. contingents may want to do so elsewhere. However, those operating in Europe need to be mindful of local laws and customs before taking that step.


Legal Eagle: Temp Workers Sue

31 August 2011

A class of temporary workers claiming to have been improperly classified as exempt from overtime wages has filed a lawsuit against the company that hired them as well as its staffing provider.


Blog: The IRS Will Not Look the Other Way

31 August 2011

The IRS knows the economy’s been tough; it also knows companies are getting careless in their efforts to cut costs and are improperly classifying workers as independent.


Feature: How to Manage the Risk and Cost of Contingent Background Screening

24 August 2011

Employee theft and fraud cost U.S. businesses $50 billion a year and a staggering 18 percent of violent crime is workplace-related, but just 35 percent of companies require background checks on contingent workers. Proceed with caution, though, in developing your screening program.


Best of the Web: H-1B Visa Woes ... Again

24 August 2011

The H-1B visa program has always had its fair share of critics. But recently, misfortune has been dogging it.


Europe: UK Temp Tax Turmoil

24 August 2011

You would think that in a mature staffing market taxes charged for temporary staffing would be well-established and transparent. Unfortunately, this is far from the case in the U.K.


7 Effective Tips to Launch a Successful Global Program

17 August 2011

Your contingent workforce program might be a success in the United States, but if you want to expand it to other geographies, you’ll need to do some extra work.


It’s Okay to Talk to Temps about Pay

17 August 2011

According to a recent court ruling, staffing firms cannot prohibit contingent workers from disclosing their pay.


Europe: Corrections, Confusion and Contradictions

17 August 2011

Between dealing with media scandals and combating riots, the U.K. government has found some time to tie up a few loose ends in the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), due to come into effect Oct. 1.


“You Cannot Manage What You Cannot Measure”

10 August 2011

Metrics have been employed in the business world since the advent of the factory, but only recently have human resources professionals begun to realize that metrics can help them do their jobs better as well.