Recent Updates

Behind the News: Europe: Why Staffing Association Membership Matters

27 July 2011

There are a number of associations throughout the world that represent staffing firms. Their efforts on behalf of their membership can have significant effects on companies that use staffing services.


Because You Asked: IC: The Pandora’s Box

27 July 2011

Delving into whether your independent contractors are properly classified can be likened to opening Pandora’s Box, but it’s one that’s necessary to open.


Feature: An Inside Look at the Emerging Role of Program Managers

13 July 2011

One minute they’re helping a befuddled supervisor hone a complex requisition, the next they’re spearheading a multi-million dollar staffing RFP. These new contingent workforce program managers are blazing the trail.


In the Spotlight: "Our workers go the extra mile"

13 July 2011

Barbara Massa, vice president of global talent acquisition at McAfee Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., chats with CWS 30 about the McAfee brand, the expectations around temporary workers and the challenges of a global program.


Behind the News: Other EU Directives

13 July 2011

The EU's Agency Workers Directive, going into effect this December, has overshadowed other pending EU Directives that affect the use of contingent labor. One is the Sanctions Directive, which is designed to combat illegal immigration, and goes into effect this month.


Legal Eagle: State Proposes Strict Measures for Staffing Firms

13 July 2011

A bill working its way through the Massachusetts legislature would create sweeping new administrative and financial requirements for staffing firms and may in turn raise costs for companies that use contingent workers in the state.


Feature: Exploring the Benefits of MSPs

29 June 2011

Contributor Jim Lanzalotto explores the value MSPs add to the procurement and management of contingent workforces. While not an exhaustive list, these attributes are based on conversations he's had with customers and leading MSP and VMS players.


Heard on the Street: Get That Buy-In

29 June 2011

You need to appeal to more than just the C-suite when implementing a vendor management system or a managed service provider for your contingent workforce program.


Because You Asked: Minimum Wage in Europe

29 June 2011

Minimum wage levels vary within Europe just as they do in the United States. The concept of a minimum threshold for wages is widely accepted in Europe, even among many conservatives. Read why constant monitoring has to be a way of life for those managing a global contingent program.


Behind the News: H-1B Saga Continues

29 June 2011

Last year, an internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo effectively prohibited staffing firms from bringing in H-1B visa holders. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recently weighed in on the side of staffing firms in the ongoing saga.