Recent Updates

2014 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection & Cumulative Index to 2009-2013 Surveys

October 1, 2014

  • 7,000 temps from 110 firms surveyed
  • Temp medical insurance, satisfaction, referral bonuses
  • 143 page report accumulates all previous temp/contingent surveys

North American News Report September 2014

October 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.

Co-employment: Friend, not foe

October 1, 2014

Several contingent workers are injured in a workplace incident. Should the company’s lawyers argue that there is no co-employer relationship in place?


When temporary workers strike

October 1, 2014

Disputes and unrest among temporary workers have been in the global news of late. Find out why.


Watch out: Staffing buyer cited in safety case, not provider

October 1, 2014

A hobby and craft paints maker faces more than $84,000 in penalties for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday.


Natural tie: Why your program should include services spend

October 1, 2014

More and more companies are wrapping services spend into their programs. You should, too.


When laws aren’t enough: Corporate culture and gender inequality

October 1, 2014

No matter how many laws or articles are written for gender equality, company culture is resistant to change and remains plagued by gender discrimination, writes Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, in The Staffing Stream.


Promoted: The 9 Key HR Challenges facing the Manufacturing Industry Today

October 1, 2014

Key challenges facing HR in manufacturing — and what you and your organization can do to confront them.


Canada’s temp foreign worker applications plummet

October 1, 2014

Applications for temporary foreign workers have dropped by three-quarters following new rules introduced by the Canadian government in June, cbcnews.com reports.


SIA webinar replay: Breaking down benchmarking for program value

October 1, 2014

Simply comparing your program stats to those of others leads to wrong assumptions and conclusions. A CW manager shares how his company created a series of practices that incorporate data analysis, industry best practices and current market information for real program value and improvement.... More