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News Report January 2014

31 January 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the Americas. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 

Largest Staffing Firms in South Africa 2012

30 January 2014

  • Adcorp are the market leaders in a relatively fragmented market, followed by The Workforce Group and The Kelly Group.
  • Only one foreign firm features in the Top 5.
  • The Top 10 firms accounted for 23% of the market in 2012. 

How to Mitigate Risk — Smartly

29 January 2014

The fact is that risk exists when using a contingent workforce, but it can be mitigated safely and effectively with strategy, sound policy and judgment. Here’s how to prepare.

UK Politician Accuses Staffing Firms of Profiteering

29 January 2014

Six employment agencies, including global giant Randstad, have been accused by a U.K. Labour Party politician of knowingly and willingly mis-selling personal accident insurance to workers who were not eligible for coverage.

$10 Million Judgment in IC Misclassification Suit

29 January 2014

A San Diego County Superior Court judge ruled that the San Diego Union Tribune had misclassified its newspaper carriers as independent contractors in a nearly $10 million judgment.

Buyer Cited in Death of Temp

29 January 2014

OSHA has cited an Illinois concrete manufacturer in the death of a temp last summer. The company, which faces more than $300,000 in fines, plans to fight the citations.

Flourishing Outside the VMS/MSP Circle

29 January 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses strategies for suppliers that want to move away from vendor management systems and managed service programs, and what this means for buyers. 

A New Approach to Supplier Management

29 January 2014

Many companies have realized that simply dictating their supplier performance requirements is no longer enough. Instead, it is time to approach supplier performance management as a two-way street, writes Mary Kristynik, VP of supplier strategy for RandstadSourceright, in The Staffing Stream.

SIA Research: Non-Traditional Contract Clauses

29 January 2014

Whether you are tasked with drafting a new staffing supplier contract or are reviewing existing ones, this report, available to CWS Council members, is a compilation of non-traditional contract clauses addressing topics such as service-level termination event, renegotiation and contract... More

South Korean Data Sources

27 January 2014

A list of data sources for South Korea including:

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