Recent Updates

Letter from the Editor

29 March 2012

What are staffing firms looking for? High up on your list of priorities is to have a team that is engaged and produces great bottom-line results.


Acquisition: On Assignment Buys Large IT Staffing Provider

28 March 2012

Several large acquisitions were recently announced in the staffing industry. The latest is On Assignment Inc. is buying Apex Systems Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing suppliers of information technology staffing. 


When Requiring Diplomas Violates the ADA

28 March 2012

Requiring a high school diploma may in some circumstances be considered a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to guidance released by the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Congress Passes Jobs Bill; IRS FAQs for Worker Classification

28 March 2012

Congress sends the Jobs bill to the President’s desk; New FAQs for the voluntary worker classification program. How effective are managers in using tools such as balanced score cards and customer relationship management? 


A Staffing Atlas to Guide You

28 March 2012

Does your provider know what the temporary worker penetration rate is in your area? How about an area you're looking into? Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram blogs about a new tool from SIA you should be sure they use.


Feature: How to Manage Remote Contingent Workers

21 March 2012

Managers who drive results by peering over employees’ shoulders and calling impromptu status meetings should take a refresher course, because you’ll need different techniques and skills to supervise a team of contingent workers dispersed across the globe.


News: Who Will Pay Healthcare Reform Penalties for Contingents?

21 March 2012

A contingent workforce management professional urged staffing firms to communicate with their clients what their penalties would be under the healthcare reform mandates.


Global: Strikes over Contingent Worker Usage

21 March 2012

While the use of contingent labor is an accepted practice within developed Western economies, its use is still controversial in other countries. Here, we look at three countries where contingent worker usage is top of the political agenda.


Blog: Rolling Out New Ideas in Staffing

21 March 2012

The Staffing Industry Executive Forum came of age last week, and wowed the staffing industry. Replete with talk shows, awards, great sessions and more than 900 people rubbing elbows in the Red Rock, Las Vegas, it was the place to be for the world of staffing.


2011 CWS Council Topics, Questions and Answers

20 March 2012

  • Many companies use tenure limits for co-employment mitigation, despite contrary legal advice
  • No easy solution for exempt/non-exempt classification of contingents
  • Several companies noted the use of warranties, length of warranty varies among companies