Recent Updates

Temp Help Services Costs Trend Up

17 July 2013

Staffing buyers are paying more for temporary staffing in the U.S. compared to last year, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Ask ‘So What?’ of Your VMS Data

17 July 2013

When you see a chart or graph with your company’s data, is the purpose and value immediately clear, asks Scott Moorhouse, a consultant on Fieldglass’ business intelligence team, on The Staffing Stream.  


Denny’s Settles Temp Suit for $1.4 Million

17 July 2013

Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia must pay a group of 77 temporary workers from the Philippines C$1.43 million for failing to honor their contracts, The Toronto Star reports. The settlement is the first of its kind in Canada. 


SIA Research: Supplier Management Strategies Evolve

17 July 2013

As contingent workforce programs mature, the way they manage their suppliers evolves. The most common management strategies in use today include approved lists of suppliers, vendor management systems (VMSs), programs to encourage use of woman- and minority-owned suppliers, managed service providers... More


Healthcare Reform: A Primer for 2015

10 July 2013

The employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act may have been delayed until 2015, but contingent workforce buyers should still work now to ensure they know what to expect.


Connecting With Your Contingent Workforce

10 July 2013

Contingent workers are key to accomplishing critical tasks for your business and need to feel like important members of the team. Here's how to make them feel included while maintaining compliance with program rules.


More Rising Costs: Workers’ Comp

10 July 2013

Healthcare reform may be getting the most attention when it comes to the cost of the contingent workforce, but another issue may drive up your costs: a cyclical “hardening” of the workers’ compensation insurance market.


IQNavigator Taps SaaS Exec for CEO Role

10 July 2013

IQNavigator, a vendor management system and managed services provider, named Joseph Juliano as its new president and CEO. Juliano brings more than 25 years of experience in software as a service and procurement solutions.


MSP Decisions: Remember Your Accountants

10 July 2013

If its workforce is a company’s heartbeat, then money (and the accounting function) is its lifeblood. So be sure to consider this crucial department when deciding whether to implement or change a managed service program, writes Jeff Kornreich in The Staffing Stream.


Consequences to the Misclassified IC

10 July 2013

When consultants insist on being treated as an independent contractor (IC) when they don’t qualify, you should inform them of the risks they are taking as a misclassified worker. Collabrus’ Independent Contractor Compliance Blog lists possible consequences to the worker.