Recent Updates

Contract Watch: HP, Nestlé, Hertfordshire

19 September 2012

HP, Nestlé and Hertfordshire recently signed contracts for their contingent workforce management programs.


Temporary Labor Bill Rates Appear on the Rise

19 September 2012

Temporary labor bill rates appear on the rise after a period of slow growth, according to the IQNdex, an index of temporary labor bill rates produced by IQNavigator.


Freelance Workers Becoming a Fixture

19 September 2012

U.S. businesses are committed to utilizing a mix of permanent and temporary workers as a long-term business strategy, as nearly 70 percent of businesses currently use contingent workers in some capacity, according to a study by Randstad, the world’s second-largest staffing provider. Read more... More


’Tis the Season

19 September 2012

Companies are beginning to ramp up their hiring of contingent workers for the holidays, with Kohl’s Department Stores announcing plans to hire more than 52,700 workers, 24/7 Wall St. reports. To read the story, click here.


Why a Consultant’s Motivations Matter

19 September 2012

Why are the consultants serving your business contingent? Understanding the reasons for their choice can help you and your providers attract and manage them. Read more from Staffing Industry Review magazine, here.


Amending China’s “Temporary” Law

14 September 2012

  • China is trying to change the law on "temporary" workers
  • See why the law is changing and how.
  • Read our translation of the amendments

2012 VMS/MSP Customer Experience Report

13 September 2012

  • Top VMS and MSP performers announced
  • More than 20,000 buyers and more than 20,000 suppliers surveyed
  • Buyers are generally modest promoters of VMS/MSP, suppliers staunch detractors

Howard Dean Chats About Healthcare and the Contingent Workforce

12 September 2012

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean speaks with Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram about healthcare reform and its effect on the staffing industry in the September 2012 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. Read what he has to say here.


Be Prepared for the Future of CW Management

12 September 2012

As we prepare for the eighth-annual Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit next week, Bryan Peña ponders what it will take to manage future evolution in contingent workforce management.


Temporary Employment Drops in August

12 September 2012

Temporary help employment slipped in August from July, while July's gains were revised downward, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.