Recent Updates

Taking the Pulse of Contingent Labor

2 April 2014

Knowing the pulse of the staffing industry can help you prepare for the ebbs and flows in contingent labor demand from your various departments.

Large U.S. Staffing Firm Files Pre-Packaged Chapter 11

2 April 2014

It’s important to be mindful of your staffing firms’ finances, because an unexpected bankruptcy filing could be a huge disruption. While a supplier’s filing this week should pose no problems for the buyers involved, it serves as a wake-up call to ensure your suppliers are solvent.

Fieldglass Acquisition: A Crystal Ball

2 April 2014

The news last week of SAP’s intention to buy Fieldglass led our director of contingent workforce strategies and research in Europe to reflect on his own experiences merging the companies’ two technologies. He also speculates on what the future has in store. Read more in The Contingent Blog.

Subcontractor Pays $277,000 in Misclassification Case

2 April 2014

Empire Janitorial Sales and Services Inc. has paid $277,565 in overtime back wages to 233 current and former janitorial service workers employed by Acadian Payroll Services LLC. Additionally, Acadian was found to have failed to establish a seven-day workweek and maintain proper records of weekly hours... More

California Bill Would Make Buyer Responsible for Suppliers’ Violations

2 April 2014

ProPublica reports California could become one of the first states in the nation to hold companies legally responsible for wage and safety violations by their subcontractors and temp agencies if a bill proposed Friday becomes law. To read the story, click here.

SIA Research: Industry’s Reponse to Online Staffing

2 April 2014

Online staffing and human cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest. This report, available to corporate and CWS Council members, shows how some staffing firms are dealing with the developing market.

Rest of World News Report March 2014

1 April 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. 

Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms: Staffing Firms' Response and Engagement

31 March 2014

  • Online Staffing and Human Cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest for many staffing firms since 2012 and some staffing firms are beginning to engage with these platforms actively in productive and innovative ways.
  • Data show that staffing firm awareness, business interest in, and actual... More

Long-term healthcare staffing forecast: Hang in there, it gets better

26 March 2014

The latest forecast indicates the next decade is likely to be a strong one for healthcare staffing.

Two healthcare firms among Best Staffing Firms to Work For

26 March 2014

Two healthcare staffing firms appeared on this year’s list of “Best Staffing Firms to Work For.”