Recent Updates

To SOW or not? What every program manager should know

August 6, 2014

Here are a few things that should be considered before going live with a statement-of-work program management initiative.

The new, improved quarterly performance review

August 6, 2014

With supplier performance data available constantly, a quarterly supplier performance review should become a more strategic planning session.

Costly temp: Agency nurse earns more than $3,000 in one day

August 6, 2014

National Health Services (NHS) hospitals across the U.K. are so short-staffed that on the May 5 public holiday, one facility paid $3,000 for one agency nurse's 12-hour shift. Another hospital reportedly paid more than $4,200 for a doctor who worked the same day.

Training: Build it and they will come

August 6, 2014

A new training program highlights a promising option for companies facing skills shortages and their staffing suppliers: People are lining up for training, paying a substantial fee when they land a job. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram explains in The Contingent Blog.

IQNavigator sells MSP division

August 6, 2014

IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider, announced this week it sold its managed service division to MSX International Inc., continuing a pattern of consolidation in the sector.

Smaller spend levels can call for a MSP/VMS

August 6, 2014

When a company processes less than $20 million in annual temporary labor spend, does it make sense to deploy an MSP/VMS program? Operationally, administratively and financially, the answer is “yes,” asserts Joe O'Shea, director of client strategy and development for Superior Group, in The Staffing Stream.... More

CWS Council: Are you a member?

August 6, 2014

CWS Council membership is designed exclusively for executives who have responsibilities related to their company's use of contingent/contractor/temporary workers and related solutions. Membership gives you full access to the expertise, knowledge and data of Staffing Industry Analysts.

2014 US Statutory Expense Tool

August 5, 2014

  • Our latest tool for looking up US statutory expenses is now available for download
  • Access average workers' compensation rates by occupation and state
  • SUTA, FUTA rates are available by state

U.S. Affordable Care Act Requirements - What Contingent Workforce Programs Should Know

August 5, 2014

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

By the Numbers: VMS

August 1, 2014

  • Share of staffing buyers using VMS as a function of company size
  • Three-year moving average trend in VMS use
  • Percent of business conducted through a VMS