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2014 Contractor Payrolling and IC Evaluation & Compliance Landscape

December 5, 2014

  • Global, in-depth study of companies providing contractor payrolling, umbrella service and IC evaluation service
  • US contractor payrolling market estimated at $11 billion in spend (global market exceeds $20 billion)
  • Find out which providers in market are largest, fastest-growing, and offer most... More

November Jobs Report

December 5, 2014

  • 321,000 total jobs were added in November
  • 22,700 temporary jobs were added in November
  • The temporary penetration rate increased to 2.12%

Implications of US Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

December 4, 2014

  • On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for workers on Federal construction and service contracts. After a public consultation, the Department of Labor has published the Final... More

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Temporary staffing market sizes by customer sector/industry

December 2, 2014

  • Manufacturing top market: $24 billion in temp spend
  • 14 industry markets sized by temp spend
  • Top markets stable over time

North American News Report November 2014

November 28, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

Witkey (威客) Platforms - A Journey to the World of Online Work Platforms in China

November 27, 2014

  • A unique ecosystem supporting online enabled work arrangements has been developing in China; both the platforms and the people who work through them are called ‘Witkey’. While in many ways similar to online work platforms outside of China, there are subtle differences.
  • The purpose of this... More

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most frequently recommended vendors

November 26, 2014

  • Staffing firms were asked to recommend their top two favorite vendors, and to explain their selection
  • Four vendors received 20 or more recommendations, 25 additional received at least three 
  • Job boards and front office solutions platforms topped the list

U.S. Affordable Care Act Requirements - What Staffing Firms Should Know

November 26, 2014

  • Overview of the ACA regulations as they impact staffing firms
  • Calculations for Applicable Large Employers, variable hour and seasonal employees
  • Penalties - How are they triggered and assessed?

2014 U.S. PEO Growth Update

November 24, 2014

  • Recent financial results from publicly held companies indicate robust expansion in PEO market
  • Drivers of growth include a complex regulatory environment and an accelerating economy

U.S. Occupational Employment Tool

November 21, 2014

  • This tool compiles over 20 years of employment and unemployment data into one spreadsheet
  • Gauge supply and scarcity of workers nationwide by occupation
  • Additional tools to help users perform analyses and understand the data