Recent Updates

The M&A saga continues: VMS & MSP provider acquired

November 5, 2014

Investment firm Investcorp acquired PRO Unlimited — which offers VMS, MSP and independent contractor compliance/payrolling services — in a $300 million-plus deal announced last week.


Disaster preparedness and your contingent workforce

November 5, 2014

A fire. A tornado. A disaster can strike at any time, usually without warning. You've probably got a plan in place for your employees. But what of your contingents?


No hospital coverage? Plans won’t qualify as way to avoid ACA penalties — but relief offered

November 5, 2014

Federal agencies rejected a health plan setup that would have allowed employers to avoid ACA penalties while offering coverage to workers that, while affordable, did not cover in-patient hospitalization.


Attract the best by partnering with the best

November 5, 2014

The best talent comes from the best suppliers. Editor and Publisher Subadhra R. Sriram invites you to encourage your own favorite suppliers to vie for a spot on the Best Staffing Firms to Work For list. The survey closes soon.


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.