Recent Updates

News: IBM to Buy VMS Provider Emptoris

21 December 2011

IBM's plan to buy VMS provider Emptoris Inc. is indicative of the changing business workforce models. Companies' growing preference for contingent labor is driving the need for services procurement solutions.

U.K.: Bright Outlook for Procurement Professionals

21 December 2011

The New Year is a traditional time for people to pause, evaluate the past year and consider their plans for the future. With this in mind, what does the current employment market look like for procurement professionals in the U.K.? 

Legal Roundup: IC Legislation; Workers’ Comp Ruling

21 December 2011

Critics claim Massachusetts' definition of independent contractor is too narrow, while Maine’s high court ruled an agency temp cannot sue the client company in a workers’ comp discrimination case.

Blog: Finally, a Better Rep

21 December 2011

The staffing industry and the use of contingents, once reviled, is now and appreciated if not respected business strategy, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.  

Tailoring Your Program to Global Realities

15 December 2011

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Practical guidelines for running a contingent program in India or Argentina
  • Approximately 1 hr

Global: Expanding to the Asia Pacific

14 December 2011

In November, we began a multi-part series on the unique business risks associated with doing business in the Asia Pacific Region. This week, guest author Martin Glick discusses challenges in implementing a CW management program in the region.

SIA Lists VMS, MSP Top Performers

14 December 2011

Vendor shopping? How do you know what your peers really think of their vendors? Or your staffing providers. This report indentifies the top VMS and MSP providers as ranked by your counterparts as well as staffing providers.

Around the Web: Uncertain, Employers Rely on Temps

14 December 2011

A record high number of employers are unsure about their hiring plans, emphasizing the continued need for flexibility contingents provide. 

Around the Web: Crowdsourcing on the Rise

14 December 2011

Enterprise crowdsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular method of sourcing contingent workers.

Blog: Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo

14 December 2011

A gift from a friend leads Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram to contemplate the location of workers who contributed to it. With workers from China, Thailand and the United States each having a hand in its making, the gift is proof that companies are going global.