Recent Updates

California pay equity bill for UC contractors vetoed

21 October 2015

California Gov. Gerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have given contractors at University of California campuses pay equal to that of comparable UC employees. Separately, a UC supplier is under federal scrutiny for allegedly underpaying contingent workers.

VMS Implementation: Clean data, all-company support vital

21 October 2015

This week, we asked Amy Gordon, global head of external workforce center at SAP: “What are tips to keep in mind when implementing a new VMS solution?”

Assignment Lengths and Assignment Limits

20 October 2015

  • Median assignment length was 12 months
  • Most common assignment limits were 12 months, 18 months and more than 18 months
  • A median 10% of temporary workers were dismissed due to assignment limits
  • Median time required to wait before rehiring a temporary worker was five months

2015 Staffing Company Survey: Prevalence of certifications among staffing industry executives

16 October 2015

  • Four exec certifications dominate staffing market
  • Certifications highly region-specific
  • In all regions, half or more of execs have a certification

Satisfaction with Staffing Suppliers

16 October 2015

  • Staffing supplier NPS was -30%, little changed from 2014
  • VMS NPS was -13% and MSP NPS was -30%
  • Job board NPS was -29%, similar to its 2014 value

Financial Results Calendar Q3 2015

14 October 2015

  • See a complete list of financial results across the staffing industry so far in 2015
  • Find out how your competitors or suppliers fared
  • See dates for future financial results releases
  • All events listed are covered in the Daily News 

The customer is not always right: Listen when your supplier says 'no'

14 October 2015

Is the customer really always right? In this instance, the customer I am referencing is you — the buyer of staffing services. And the answer is no.

Careful what you promise your temp

14 October 2015

Contingent workforce professionals are now a mainstay of most companies, and their experience at those companies can having lasting effects. How are they treated at your company?

Total talent management needed to reap full benefit of workforce planning

14 October 2015

This week, we asked a procurement professional how important the concept of total talent management will be going forward.

Groups work to improve employment conditions in Mexico

14 October 2015

The Mexican Association of Human Capital Companies (AMECH) and the Mexican Secretariat of Labour and Social Security (STPS) are joining efforts to develop a certification or license of fair recruitment practices, a procedure that will improve the quality of employment in Mexico, writes Martín Padulla,... More