Recent Updates

EEOC Guidelines Make a Murky Situation Murkier

24 April 2013

Conducting background checks used to be a relatively simple proposition for staffing firms, but the EEOC’s recent guidance has staffing firms and their clients spooked, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog.

Benefits of Diversity Suppliers

24 April 2013

With the population of the U.S. shifting to a minority majority, companies should develop an effective supplier diversity plan (SDP) to order to better serve their ever-changing customer base, writes Acro Service Corp. President and CEO Ron Shahani in The Staffing Stream

When a Contractor Doesn’t Qualify as an IC

24 April 2013

The Independent Contractor Compliance Blog addresses what you can say to consultants who don’t qualify as independent contractors (ICs) but insist on being treated as such. 

Know Your Suppliers' Statutory Expenses

24 April 2013

Your suppliers’ statutory expenses affect your own contingent workforce costs. This tool, available to CWS Council members, will help you prepare.

A Look at the Chinese Temporary Workforce Environment

11 April 2013

  • Overview of the Chinese legal landscape
  • Significance of collective bargaining agreements
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

Choosing Among CW Pricing Models

10 April 2013

There is always tremendous interest and discussion among contingent workforce managers about the “right” way to price contingent labor. We explore  the reasoning behind the most common models.

Quarterly Business Reviews: What really is standard?

10 April 2013

Good quarterly business reviews show progress toward contingent workforce program initiatives and routinely include industry standard measures. Here are the basics for a review.

EEOC Guidance Complicates Background Check Process

10 April 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity released new guidance last year over the use of background checks that led to confusion, but experts say background checks are still doable as long as firms remain within the rules.

Lottery Decides H-1B Visa Recipients

10 April 2013

Staffing users may not get the H-1B visas they want this year. As of Friday, more petitions for H-1B visas have been received than are slots available. 

What Does Your IT Workforce Look Like?

10 April 2013

The IT workforce is changing, and IT leaders will need to find ways to optimize their workers in the face of the changing landscape, writes Lee Penning, CIO of Collabworks Inc., in The Staffing Stream.