Recent Updates

Creating a business case that reveals your smarts, ensures success

November 12, 2014

For a better chance at buy-in and ultimate success, put careful thought into building your business plan.

Performance improvement plans for a contingent worker could mean big savings

November 12, 2014

Performance improvement plans are used widely to protect a company’s investment in a traditional employee. Why not use them in contingent relationships as well?

Netherlands: Independent contractor proposal could alter usage

November 12, 2014

A Dutch legislative proposal could affect the use of independent contractors by ending tax incentives and making it less appealing for companies to hire them.

Are you paying contingents right?

November 12, 2014

Your contingent worker pay rates can have a serious effect on the quality of talent you attract. But how do you know if your rates are appropriate for the market? Publisher and Editor Subadhra R. Sriram discusses how a recent tool from Staffing Industry Analysts can help

Voters in four states raise minimum wages; Mass. approves sick leave law

November 12, 2014

Voters in four states and several cities approved increases in minimum wages, and an advisory referendum to raise the minimum wage was OK’d in a fifth state. Voters also weighed in on mandatory paid sick leave with Massachusetts voters approving a new sick leave law.

Ontario bill gets nod without controversial staffing buyer language

November 12, 2014

The Ontario Legislature approved a bill last week that increases accountability for buyers of staffing services, but without wording that would have made them responsible for paying accident costs if a temporary worker suffered injuries. 

2014 US Statutory Expense Tool

November 10, 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

2014 U.S. Pay Rate Rangefinder

November 6, 2014

  • Excel file provides data for benchmarking your pay rates
  • Contains wage data for each occupation at the local, state and national levels
  • Displays employment trends for occupations in your area

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm management rates of compensation

November 6, 2014

  • 250 Staffing execs reported total comp
  • Benchmark comp calculated for CEO, CFO, COO, Sales positions
  • Comp trending up for most, but not for sales

Why culture eats strategy for breakfast — Staffing Stream

November 5, 2014

A company without a culture plan to “operationalize” your strategy is putting its success at risk, writes staffing industry veteran Mike Jacoutot in The Staffing Stream.