Recent Updates

Tech groups boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower over hiring practices

June 4, 2014

Three U.S. tech worker groups have launched a labor boycott of IBM, Infosys and ManpowerGroup, saying the companies have engaged in a pattern that discourages U.S. workers from applying for U.S. IT jobs by tailoring employment ads toward overseas workers. PCWorld reports on the boycott here.

More Contingents, Fewer Temps

June 4, 2014

Buyers are bullish about increasing their future use of higher-skilled contingents, but what kinds? Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram digs into what they have to say and what it means for program managers and their suppliers in The Contingent Blog. 

SIA Conference: Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit Las Vegas

June 4, 2014

Join hundreds of your contingent labor program managers at the 10th annual CWS Summit, coming to the Mirage Hotel & Casino October 8-9. Gain valuable strategies that forward your company’s mission as well as best practices and real-world solutions. Author and consultant Marcus Buckingham,... More

How HR Can Make the Most of your Contingent Workforce Program - May 2014

May 29, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • How HR and procurement professionals can successfully work together to build tomorrow's contingent workforce
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Use of online staffing

May 28, 2014

  • Awareness of online staffing is growing rapidly
  • Actual use of online staffing remains very low
  • Interest in future use of online staffing spiked in 2014

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

May 28, 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico by 2013 Revenue

May 25, 2014

  • Total Mexican staffing market estimate of $3.8 billion (formal market: $1.4 billion)
  • ManpowerGroup is largest staffing firm in Mexico, with 38% of formal market
  • We estimate formal Mexican staffing market grew 3% in 2013

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Short‐term and long‐term contingent workforce projections

May 23, 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • Buyers were most bullish about the long-term prospects for high-skilled workers, SOWs, offshore workers, and outsourced company functions
  • The average reported contingent share of workforce is expected to grow from 18%... More

VMS just got upgraded to frenemy

May 21, 2014

Most staffing executives see VMS as the spawn of the devil, but based on what buyers tell us, it may also have been the greatest driver of increased contingent usage over the last decade, writes Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of strategic research, in The Contingent Blog. 

Forget the mediocre: go for great quality in your CW program

May 21, 2014

Buyers have consistently claimed quality service and results as a priority, but quality program management has been a tough element to execute.