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CWS 30 - 2.19 (October 6, 2010)

Creating customized programs; Why CWM is an emerging profession
Contingent Workforce Strategies 30, September 1, 2010
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Feature Story

Tailor-Made Programs
Companies alter contingent workforce programs to achieve a custom fit
By Leslie Stevens-Huffman

Feature PhotoWhen it comes to managing a contingent workforce, one size doesn't fit all. Through trial and error, companies have created customized programs or modified off-the-rack models to achieve their first-generation objectives. But just when domestic staffing suppliers and expenditures seem firmly under control, companies face a new set of challenges, forcing them back to the drawing board.

Companies can adapt their current programs to meet emerging challenges by understanding the benefits and drawbacks inherent in each program structure and the possible variations. ...

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In the Spotlight
"My Job Impacts the Bottom Line"
A Nestlé manager on why CWM is an emerging profession

Lucille Safarian-SchweitzerThis issue of CWS 30 features Lucille Safarian-Schweitzer, global buyer of contingent labor at Nestlé, a leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestlé's headquarters is in Vevey, Switzerland, though the company has operations in many parts of the world. ...

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The largest staffing firms - U.S. industrial segment

October 2.19 Benchmarks

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Behind the News

No Safe Harbor
A new piece of federal legislation aims at getting tough on independent contractor misclassification. "The Fair Playing Field Act of 2010" was introduced in Congress in mid-September. The Act was launched by Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-WA. It is supported by the White House and is expected to pass swiftly. ...

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Because You Asked

We have a large temporary workforce in Europe. I would like to know how quickly wages will rise with Europe coming out of the recession.
-- Prying in Portland, Or.

Dear Prying,
It depends on where your temporary workforce is located and what skills we are talking about. ...

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Keys to CW Success

Staffing Industry Analysts' Products and Services

Multicultural Management and the Flexible Workforce

Want to learn more about the latest contingent workforce issues in Europe? As the Continent recovers from a downturn, what are the key workforce issues for employers to consider in 2010? Learn which major European country now has a quarter of its workforce employed on a temporary basis? Discover everything you need to know about Swedish Derogation and explore with us the wonders of The Bolkestein Directive.

Attend this Webinar for an update on the state of European labour markets, legislative trends and the latest strategic moves in the staffing industry including a summary of our analysis into the emerging use of MSP, VMS and RPO. ...

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