Recent Updates

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.


Silver is the new gold: Leveraging second-place candidates' potential

July 2, 2014

Your recruiters spend valuable time and effort vetting many candidates when only one ultimately can be hired. Where do all those other potential vetted workers go?


Challenged recruiting STEM, other professionals? You are not alone

July 2, 2014

STEM skills shortages might be getting most of the media attention, but many other skills are hard to find as well. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses what buyers say are their biggest challenges in The Contingent Blog. 


Uber misclassifies drivers as independent contractors claim lawsuits

July 2, 2014

Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Uber, alleging the San Francisco-based company improperly classified its drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuits show misclassification remains a concern.


Mass. to have highest state minimum wage in US

July 2, 2014

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a measure that raises the state’s minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state and and makes permanent the multi-agency task force charged with combating worker misclassification.