Recent Updates

Don’t Let Your Indemnification Clauses Get Invalidated

April 16, 2014

Attorneys and risk managers’ jobs are to shift as much risk away from their employer as possible. One tool they use to do so, especially with regard to the use of contingent labor, is the indemnification clauses. But if not crafted properly, courts may invalidate them.


Company Beats Uncle Sam in IC Case

April 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor will pay half a million in attorneys’ fees to a Texas company that won its misclassification case against the agency.


Report: Nurse Overtime More Cost-effective Than Temps

April 16, 2014

Patients get the best care when treated in units staffed by nurses with the most experience. Further, it may be more cost-effective for hospitals to pay their own nurses overtime rather than use staffing firms, according to a study released by the Columbia University School of Nursing and the Columbia... More


Squeezing Out Savings? This Stone Is Dry

April 16, 2014

Pat yourself on the back. Over the last decade, buyers’ usage of vendor management systems has brought suppliers’ margins down considerably. But don’t expect to see further decline, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. 


Manage Your Margins With Rate Cards

April 16, 2014

Efficient programs happen when the managed service provider is allowed to do its job and the suppliers are given room to find the best candidates at economical prices. A tool that helps with this process is the rate card, writes program manager Ed Osowski in Staffing Industry Review. 


Why Amazon Is Paying Employees to Quit

April 16, 2014

Once a year at Amazon, front-line employees get a chance to sit back, reflect and choose whether to re-commit to the company and their colleagues. In a sense, Pay to Quit is an annual performance review of the company by its employees. Read more from the HBR Blog Network's Bill Taylor here.


SIA Webinar: Make the Most of Your Program

April 16, 2014

As contingent workforce programs continue to evolve beyond cost savings and into more significant value creation concepts like strategic talent management and talent maximization, the role of HR in the process continues to develop as well. In this webinar, we explore how HR and procurement professionals... More


Trends in Labour Arbitrage

April 15, 2014

This report brings together three different management strands into one overarching theme and highlights important trends in each relating to the use of contingent workers.


Staffing Stream: The rule of threes

April 9, 2014

The “rule of threes” is time-tested advice for staffing professionals, writes Michael Barefoot in The Staffing Stream.


Blog: Five reasons we are still bullish on IT staffing

April 9, 2014

We are into the fourth month of 2014 and the IT staffing market is still cruising, and here are five reasons we are still bullish on IT staffing.