Recent Updates

Acquired Healthcare VMS to Remain Neutral

4 December 2013

Healthcare vendor management system provider ShiftWise was acquired last month by the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm. However, ShiftWise will remain vendor-neutral.

SOW: It’s Here, There and Everywhere

4 December 2013

For the first time, we asked staffing firms about SOW, and found that traditional staffing firms are pursuing statement of work consulting with a vengeance. Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram details their interests in The Contingent Blog.

Prevent Analysis Paralysis

4 December 2013

Project consultants sometimes can find themselves overwhelmed as they try to get familiar with a new assignment. Consultant Sara Stringer shares ways you and your staffing provider can help them overcome this in Staffing Industry Review.

Temp Sentenced in Hep C Outbreak

4 December 2013

A healthcare traveler who was responsible infecting at least 45 patients with Hepatitis C in several states, one of whom died, was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison, the New York Times reports. 

Hiring, Big Data and MOOCs

4 December 2013

The rise in the availability and use of massive online open courses may have some unintended consequences in terms of hiring and big data, leading to some getting left behind, writes Herminia Ibarra on the HBR Blog Network.

Webinar Replay: Why Exemption Classification Matters in Your CW Program

4 December 2013

In this webinar replay, we explore the complex topic of overtime pay and your contingent workforce. Attorney Neil Alexander, shareholder with law firm Littler Mendelson, discusses the liability that firms face for misclassification of workers, the exemptions available from overtime requirements... More

South American Skills Shortages

3 December 2013

Citation on skills shortages in South America, covering Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia.

Citation - Trends from the Big Three

2 December 2013

See the trends suggested by:

  • Adecco
  • Randstad
  • ManpowerGroup

News Report November 2013

29 November 2013

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. 

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

27 November 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance,, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More