Recent Updates

Fighting forced labor: Orgs need to intensify efforts

May 21, 2014

Staffing and labor organizations are partnering to combat the existence of forced labor, though such efforts may seem insignificant.


Arizona firm pays $600K in IC case; taking steps to prevent misclassification

May 21, 2014

An Arizona drywall contractor agreed to pay $600,000 in a case involving around 450 current and former employees who had been misclassified as independent contractors by a staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. 


What not to wear (and it’s not about being out of place)

May 21, 2014

It is a common business practice to institute dress codes, but some employers go too far, and religious discrimination claims based on strict application of dress codes have increased in recent years, warns attorney Janette Levey Frisch in Staffing Industry Review.


Select exits bankruptcy, gets new board of directors

May 21, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, exited Chapter 11 and announced an investor-appointed board of directors that includes high-level staffing executives who formerly served at Randstad and TAC Worldwide.


1Q14 Financial results for public staffing companies

May 20, 2014

  • Seventy-six percent of public staffing firms reported positive y/y revenue growth in 1Q14, down from 82% in 4Q13.
  • Median revenue grew by 6.5% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.
  • Eighty-one percent of public staffing firms reported positive net income in 1Q14.

May 2014 Outplacement Growth Update

May 20, 2014

  • Mixed Q1 results reported by publicly held companies. 
  • Adecco reported double-digit U.S. outplacement revenue growth, partly driven by the financial and pharmaceutical industries. 
  • Three percent decline projected for U.S. outplacement market in 2014.

By the Numbers: MSP and RPO

May 19, 2014

  • MSP use among core staffing buyers.
  • Staffing firms offering MSP vs. staffing firms offering RPO.
  • RPO use among core staffing buyers

The Buzz: Get the Data

May 19, 2014

An online staffing platform focuses on finding these project consultants.


The Other Side: The Explorer, Uninitiated

May 19, 2014

Contingents have to wear many hats to survive, excel.


Power Seller: Idea Lab

May 19, 2014

Packaging and selling your value proposition through innovative thinking.