Recent Updates

IC Compliance Case Roundup

15 January 2014

A number of cases involving independent contractor compliance had developments toward the end of last year. An update was posted on The Independent Contractor Compliance Blog, including a possible $600,000 settlement from crowdsourcing platform CrowdFlower.

Preventive Care Around Supplier Alliances = Healthy Ties

8 January 2014

In order for relationships with staffing providers to flourish, clients and suppliers must be committed to building a partnership based on shared goals and objectives and mutual trust.

Michigan Court Redefines Employment Status

8 January 2014

The Michigan Court of Appeals overruled a two-decade old standard defining who qualifies as an “employee” for purposes of the state’s workers’ compensation statute, reminding employers of the complexity of the employment concept.

Legislation Would Prohibit Access to Job Hunters’ Credit History

8 January 2014

New U.S. legislation to prohibit employers from requesting job candidates’ credit history as part of the application process was introduced last month introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

More US Employers to Hire Temps in 2014

8 January 2014

More U.S. employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2014 than in 2013, according to CareerBuilder’s job forecast for 2014. 

How the ACA Affects Your Contingent Workforce

8 January 2014

Paul Muratore, president and CEO of Talent Partners, discusses the Affordable Care Act-related complications on the use of contingent workers in the Ad Age blogs.

SIA Research: Gain Share Deal Structures

8 January 2014

Contingent workforce program owners often seek to incorporate performance incentives in their managed service provider (MSP) contracts, such as “gain-share” incentives. This report, available to CWS Council members, provides information on how to structure gain-share and other savings-based performance... More

Are Your Contingents Paid Right?

7 January 2014

Whether your contingents are paid at the appropriate levels can affect your business and program. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram highlights benchmarking sources in The Contingent Blog. 

News Report December 2013

6 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. 

“Online Staffing” Platform Businesses - Industry Segment Forecast Through 2020

2 January 2014

  • Total global online staffing segment spend/ market size to grow significantly by 2020, as most of the underlying conditions and drivers seem to support expansion (versus restriction) of online platform-based spend.
  • Three forecasts illustrate what we consider credible, supportable range of possible... More