Recent Updates

Supreme Court turns away challenge to Illinois independent contractor law

November 5, 2014

The US Supreme Court declined to consider a challenge to an Illinois law that classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor status, JD Supra Business Advisor Reports. Read more here


SIA research: Freelancer management systems

November 5, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed the five leading freelancer management systems (FMS) providers to learn what defines and is essential to this space. Find the report here


2014 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns About Current and Upcoming Legislation

October 31, 2014

  • 210 staffing firms reveal laws that concern them most
  • 19 legal or regulatory concerns cited
  • Regions covered: U.S., Europe, Australia/NZ

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing Networking Groups

October 30, 2014

  • 21 networks and associations identified
  • Report covers U.S., Europe and Australia/NZ
  • Most commonly mentioned: ASA, APSCO, RSCA

Imminent EU data protection reforms: benefit or burden?

October 29, 2014

Pending data protection regulations called for by the European Parliament earlier this year may increase the cost of contingent labor in the region.


Don’t call them temps. You could be losing out on quality talent

October 29, 2014

The time may have come when the contingent workforce industry should downgrade or even eliminate the adjectives “temp” and “temporary” from the daily business lexicon. 


The H-1B fight: Report weighs in and lists companies with most requests

October 29, 2014

The debate over H-1B temporary visas is ongoing, but a recent report sheds light on the arguments and lists the companies with the most requests.


Take data with a healthy dose of skepticism

October 29, 2014

Rarely should you take important analysis at face value. Rather, dig into the data and develop a deeper understanding of the hidden insights that lie within, writes Thomas C. Redman on the HR Blog Network. 


SIA webinar replay: working with freelancers and independent contractors

October 29, 2014

Many businesses are still unsure how to take advantage of the highly skilled freelance workforce. See how forward thinking companies are using technology to engage ICs and freelancers, enabling them to build a comprehensive workforce strategy that manages risk and provides much needed flexibility to... More


Hate your VMS? Maybe it’s you

October 28, 2014

People like taking potshots at the VMS, but VMS providers have a legitimate beef of their own, writes Subadhra R. Sriram, editor and publisher, media products. Are you asking for greater functionality without using existing features?