December 21, 2011 - Vol. 3.37


This final issue of 2011 discusses the planned acquisition of VMS provider Emptoris, the prospects for U.K. procurement professionals in the year ahead and legal news around the Web. 

News: IBM to Buy VMS Provider Emptoris

December 21, 2011

IBM's plan to buy VMS provider Emptoris Inc. is indicative of the changing business workforce models. Companies' growing preference for contingent labor is driving the need for services procurement solutions.

U.K.: Bright Outlook for Procurement Professionals

December 21, 2011

The New Year is a traditional time for people to pause, evaluate the past year and consider their plans for the future. With this in mind, what does the current employment market look like for procurement professionals in the U.K.? 

Legal Roundup: IC Legislation; Workers’ Comp Ruling

December 21, 2011

Critics claim Massachusetts' definition of independent contractor is too narrow, while Maine’s high court ruled an agency temp cannot sue the client company in a workers’ comp discrimination case.

Blog: Finally, a Better Rep

December 21, 2011

The staffing industry and the use of contingents, once reviled, is now and appreciated if not respected business strategy, writes Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in the Contingent Blog.