Recent Updates

SIA Research: Building Best Practices in Your Program

20 June 2012

Every contingent workforce program needs to have a strong foundation on which to grow. Whether a company has an externally managed program supported by a third-party MSP (managed service provider) or an internally, company-staffed program, there are fundamental practices a program should establish.

Lexicon of Global Contingent Workforce Terms

18 June 2012

  • Over 200 contingent workforce related terms and definitions
  • International terminology included for the first time
  • Document promotes standardized language usage in CW management

Strategy: Who Should Be in Charge of Your CW Program

13 June 2012

Whether procurement or HR should manage the contingent workforce is hotly debated. Our Procurement Guy has his own opinions, and they may very well surprise you.

Quality: Solving the Labor Market Paradox

13 June 2012

Amid persistently high unemployment rates, companies maintain they are having a hard time finding people with the skills they need. Is this truly a paradox, or can this gap be closed?

Costs: New Report Is Critical of Outsourcing, Walmart

13 June 2012

A report released last week is critical of outsourcing — and the use of staffing firms in such circumstances — and took aim at Walmart in particular. The report calls for several steps to get tougher on outsourcing by companies. Walmart has already blasted the report.

Strategy: Why the MSP’s Role Is Crucial

13 June 2012

Making sure you and your hiring managers are familiar with the contingent worker hiring process and the managed service provider will pay off. 

South Africa Data Sources

12 June 2012

A list of data sources for South Africa including:

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

Employment Law Liability: Who’s Responsible?

6 June 2012

In this third article in a series meant to debunk legal myths that persist with regard to contingent workforce usage, we explore whether employment law liability resides solely with the staffing provider.

The Role of the CW Manager

6 June 2012

Back before the time when Internet became so popular, there were no contingent workforce managers. The responsibilities existed, though, usually as an add-on to another job. As the workforce and technology have changed, a mix of skill sets have come to the forefront to create what makes a successful... More

Why Innovation Processes Fail

6 June 2012

While companies strive to create innovation to improve their business, it’s common for those processes to end up failing. Here’s why, writes Ria McGrath in Harvard Business Review.