Recent Updates

Electronic health data breaches a concern, more work needed

February 19, 2014

Electronic health data breaches remain a concern, but more work must be done, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.


Physician crunch: 19-day wait for appointments

February 19, 2014

Demand for doctors is outstripping supply in the U.S., according to physician search firm Merritt Hawkins, a division of AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS).


Team Health revenue rises 14%

February 19, 2014

Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE: TMH) reported net revenue rose 14.1 percent in the fourth quarter to $621.8 million.


On Assignment physician revenue up 3%

February 19, 2014

Physician staffing revenue at On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) rose 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter to $26.8 million. 


Service-Level Agreements Can Drive Program Success

February 19, 2014

Service-level agreements (SLAs) are a fairly standard part of contracts today in contingent workforce (CW) program management, but they need to be used in the right way to get the most out of them.


Swiss Immigration Quota to Affect EU Workers

February 19, 2014

A recent vote to cap the number of EU nationals immigrating to Switzerland is raising concerns on how it will affect temporary staffing and CW programs in the country.


Firm Lists 11 ‘Scariest’ HR Issues

February 19, 2014

A provider of legal information to U.S. employers has listed the 11 scariest issues employers face this year, Among them, independent contractor misclassification, wage and hour disputes, legalized marijuana use, and background check regulations.


Have Job Board, Will Recruit

February 19, 2014

People’s passion for job boards annoys many workforce experts. But the fact remains, people rely on them heavily. Even the staffing industry is a big fan, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. 


Culture and the Business Model

February 19, 2014

Culture is the single most important attribute to successful companies, writes Jim Dougherty in the HBR Blog Network. When things don’t go well for a company, it’s culture that often determines whether the company makes it.


SIA Research: What Temps Say About How You Treat Them

February 19, 2014

We asked temporary workers to give anonymous feedback about the companies and jobs in which they had been placed. While temporary workers in general seemed reasonably pleased with their placements and clients, there were pockets of discontent. Read more in this report, available to CWS Council and Staffing... More