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North American News Report August 2014

September 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

Ten years later, the CW star is as bright as ever

August 30, 2014

We identified and predicted the rise of the contingent workforce manager first. Ten years and a Great Recession later, CW managers have proved their strategic worth to their organizations, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. So what’s next?

2014 VMS & MSP Competitive Landscape

August 29, 2014

  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 23% and 19%, respectively
  • Market estimates for North America and Europe contained in this report
  • Trend in US clients using an external MSP starting to plateau

Operating in politically sensitive environments? Know how to deal with the risks.

August 27, 2014

Multinational corporations operating in politically sensitive environments need greater awareness of the risks to the safety and security of their employees, assets and supply chains. 

Legal roundup: Stay current and be prepared

August 27, 2014

The day-to-day tasks of getting talent in the door and engaged can leave contingent workforce managers little time to focus on the latest legislation and legal implications for their companies. But failure to keep up can cause trouble for CW programs. Staffing Industry Analysts' report,... More

Five traits of the strong leader

August 27, 2014

Without strong leadership, contingent workforce programs can’t thrive. Traci Fiatte, group president of Randstad Staffing, discusses five traits necessary to achieve and maintain leadership in a Staffing Stream post. While some leaders are born with these traits, they can be learned through training... More

Which regions do programs cover, and to which are they expanding?

August 27, 2014

In our 2014 Contingent Buyer Survey, we asked which of six geographic reagions their contingent workforce currently covered and to which they were planning to expand.

Employers aren’t ‘whining’: The skills gap is real

August 27, 2014

Last year, ManpowerGroup published results of a survey where 39 percent of U.S. and 35 percent of global employers identified lack of available talent as a reason for difficulty in filling jobs. Some criticized the concept of a skills gap, but it is real, asserts James Bessen in the Harvard... More

SIA research: Statutory expense tool

August 27, 2014

Your bill rate reflects more than the worker's pay, taxes and supplier's profits. Other expenses, such as workers' comp and unemployment insurance, will be taken into account as part of a supplier's markup. Staffing Industry Analysts' Statutory Expense Tool, available to CWS Council and SIA corporate... More

4 Housing and Hotel Mistakes Healthcare Staffing Firms Make — White Paper

August 26, 2014

How do proactive healthcare staffing firms keep lodging costs to a minimum?