Recent Updates

IC or employee? Gig economy firm lets workers choose

June 24, 2015

A grocery delivery app provider announces it will let certain workers choose whether to be an  IC or employee.


Japan moves to eliminate term limit on temp worker assignments

June 24, 2015

A bill to revise a law that limits how long companies can keep a temp on assignment passed the House of Representatives last week.


Economic indicator roundup

June 24, 2015

A summary of recent economic indicators as reported by government and independent agencies. Economic indicators can help senior managers gauge future demand for their company’s services so they can predict labor demands and related costs.


The VMS horizon: Innovations to look forward to

June 24, 2015

What’s ahead in terms of product innovation and capability from VMS providers.  


Amazon reportedly developing delivery app

June 24, 2015

Amazon is developing a mobile application that would, in some cases, pay individual people to drop off packages en route to other destinations, the Wall Street Journal reports.


2015 VMS Service Differentiators Report

June 22, 2015

The shift in focus from more traditional temporary worker management to larger, more complex categories, coupled with global expansion efforts have driven VMS providers to expand and mature feature functionality, resulting in significant innovation and differentiation across the VMS landscape. This report,... More


Higher Risk, Higher Reward: IT Staffing Companies and Statement-of-Work Engagements

June 19, 2015

  • What is driving the rise in SOW?
  • How are the risks and opportunities different than staffing?
  • Is this market a viable path to growth for your firm? 

2015 U.S. Staffing Occupational Markets Guidebook

June 19, 2015

  • Interactive tool displays staffing market sizes by occupation
  • Includes a variety of other occupational markets data

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: What criteria are most important to temporary workers in choosing their staffing agency?

June 19, 2015

  • Temps asked top staffing firm selection criteria
  • Pay, assignment availability top the list
  • But trustworthiness also ranks high

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Fee-based services of interest to temporary workers

June 17, 2015

  • 29% of temps cited at least one service they would buy
  • Practical, effective job-enhancing help a priority
  • Training/education most common response