Recent Updates

Singapore Data Sources

18 September 2013

A list of data sources for Singapore including:

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

Massachusetts Collects Millions in IC Audits

18 September 2013

Last year, Massachusetts collected more than $15 million from employers that were found to have misclassified employees as independent contractors.

SIA’s Affair With Online Staffing

18 September 2013

Late last year, Staffing Industry Analysts was accused of having a crush on the online staffing segment, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. She explains why she’s enamored of the model, and why CW managers and staffing firms need to take note.

CWS Summit: Record Attendance; Pendulum Swings

18 September 2013

A record number attended last week’s annual CWS Summit, indicative of the growing interest in CW management. And discussions saw greater focus on worker quality and successful supplier relationships.

Elance Launches Online Courses and Skill Assessments

18 September 2013

Elance announced yesterday two new partnerships that make available online training and skill assessments to freelancers, giving contingent workforce managers another source for skilled workers.

Are You Ready for Some (Fantasy) Football?

18 September 2013

The rising popularity of fantasy football has employers bracing for lost productivity over the next three months. Bill Peppler, managing partner with  Kavaliro, shares in The Staffing Stream ways businesses and managers can address the issue without driving down morale.

Buyer, Provider Fined in Heat-Related Death

18 September 2013

A Texas waste management company and its staffing provider face fines of $20,000 and $13,000, respectively, for safety violations that resulted in the death of a temp worker in June from heat stress, the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. Read more here... More

Redefining ‘Consultant’

18 September 2013

How consultants perceive what they do and what you expect of them may differ, writes Ron Ashkenas on the HBR Blog Network, and that difference may mean you don’t get the results you expect. So be sure you are on the same page to ensure they are accountable for creating value. 

SIA Research: Sample Agency Contract

18 September 2013

This report from Staffing Industry Analysts contains a sample general agreement for agency personnel services. This sample contract, available to CWS Council members, can be a useful guide as contingent workforce managers tailor agreements with their staffing suppliers. The report also contains useful... More

M&A News Report 2012

12 September 2013

  • Read how we covered M&A stoeis in our daily news in 2012
  • Find a link to M&A International's latest report