Recent Updates

Do you have what it takes to run your own program?

July 9, 2014

When building or transforming a contingent workforce program, one of the most important decisions you will  make is whether to  outsource implementation and delivery to a managed service provider (MSP) or to deliver the program using in-house resources.

UK enhances ethics code to boost female board appointments

July 9, 2014

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched an enhanced code of ethics for head hunters and executive recruiters.

Your Temp Worker Usage Breaks Records

July 9, 2014

Contingent workforce managers’ domain is expanding. The temporary penetration rate — the percentage of the U.S. workforce who are temporary workers — hit another record in June.

Randstad fund invests in European online freelancer platform

July 9, 2014

Randstad is investing in Berlin-based twago, an online marketplace for freelance work.

Web: Report claims H-1B backlash

July 9, 2014

There is a backlash among some U.S. workers against use of H-1B workers. Companies that use H-1B workers — highly skilled professionals who are often found in the tech sector — say there aren't enough science and technology workers in the U.S. to meet demand, but H-1B critics claim otherwise,... More

SIA Conference: 2014 CWS Summit Las Vegas

July 9, 2014

The Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit, the only event geared toward corporate buyers of contingent labor, focuses on best practices and real-world solutions for a crucial component of your organization’s workforce. You will participate in interactive workshops and roundtable discussions and hear... More

Impact Assessment of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics on the Staffing Industry

July 8, 2014

  • 63% percent of US temporary agency jobs at high risk of computerization
  • F&A, industrial, and office/clerical are highest-risk staffing segments
  • Strategies for staffing firms include pivoting toward low-risk jobs and human-machine hybrid models

July 2014 Employment Hotlist

July 8, 2014

  • ‘Mining and logging’, including oil and gas extraction, topped the list of hottest industries on a percentage employment growth basis.
  • The ‘professional and business services’ industry ranked highest in volume of job growth.
  • The manufacturing industry reporting the highest average... More

SI Report Webinar - July 2014

July 8, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Niche focus on educational staffing
  • How do contingent buyers select staffing firms?
  • Approximately 1 hour

Retiring? Not so fast, say employers

July 2, 2014

As companies face critical skills shortages, they are looking at ways to engage their most valuable resource: their skilled, retirement-age workers.