Recent Updates

Industrial Contingent Costs Fall, Office/Clerical Rising

30 October 2013

Companies using industrial contingent workers continue to see their costs decline, while companies using office/clerical staffing services are seeing rising costs.


VMS: Benefits and Drawbacks

30 October 2013

Vendor management systems have their place, but they are not suitable for all supplier/buyer relationships, writes Matt Jeffers, an IT staffing consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, in The Staffing Stream. 


For Their Welfare

30 October 2013

Workplace safety for the contingent workforce is a concern for both the buyer as well as its staffing providers. But in recent months, it has become even more so, with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issuing updated guidance specifically on the issue. Read more in Staffing Industry... More


Canada: Foreign Worker Admissions Spike

30 October 2013

Even as it was promising to tighten up its temporary foreign worker program, Canada ramped up its admissions of temporary foreign workers through the first half of this year, the Globe and Mail reports. Through June, 125,000 foreign temps had been admitted, up from 119,000 in the year-ago period.


SIA Webinar Replay: CW Benchmarking and Rate Management

30 October 2013

Find out the best practices and different methodologies you can use in your business to utilize benchmarking negotiation tools and data to help drive cost, efficiency and quality in your contingent workforce program. 


By the Numbers: IT Staffing Growing Ahead

29 October 2013

  • How much do IT contingent buyers spend?
  • IT temp staffing growth.
  • Percent of IT staffing firms with some workers on a bench model.

The Buzz: Beyond the MSP and VMS

29 October 2013

SkillGalaxy is a new work arrangement intermediation platform.


The Other Side: A Temp Lifestyle

29 October 2013

Why contingent work is not for everyone.


Power Seller: Service Sells

29 October 2013

Why serving, not selling, keeps our customers coming back for more.


Expert’s Corner: The Opportunity Cost

29 October 2013

Much work is needed to boost care provider availability.