Recent Updates

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm expectations and plans in response to the Affordable Care Act

October 12, 2014

  • 55% of staffing firms will offer major medical to temps
  • One third of firms still have not selected an insurance provider
  • 14% of staffing firms are self-insuring

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms

October 9, 2014

  • Six out of eight top marketing tactics are internet related
  • Preferred tactics vary by firm size
  • Top revenue generators: company web site, existing account penetration

Jackson Healthcare hires Cross Country exec

October 8, 2014

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest healthcare staffing firm, named Jonathan Ward as VP of corporate development. 

Maxim Healthcare names chief experience officer

October 8, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., the fifth-largest US healthcare staffing firm, appointed Julie Judge as its first chief experience officer.

Be the best at CW engagement. Learn how

October 8, 2014

Leading industry experts have compiled a guide to identify the best practices in engaging contingent workers.

UK politicians draw battle lines around employment market

October 8, 2014

The UK employment market has become the latest battleground for politicians campaigning ahead of the UK general elections in May 2015. The three main political parties have held their annual conferences and drawn their respective battle lines — with mixed reactions.

Legal Update: Calif. governor signs joint liability bill

October 8, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28 signed into law a bill that imposes joint liability on buyers of staffing services for staffing firms’ wages and hours and workers’ compensation violations, as well as health and safety compliance.

Fatal injuries rise among contractors

October 8, 2014

The number of “contractors” in the US who died from fatal workplace injuries rose in 2013, according to preliminary numbers released last month by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Big data tool to optimize strategic workforce plans

October 8, 2014

Comparisons and benchmarking might be feasible at the macro level, but those who need to dig deeper into their numbers have been largely challenged. One firm is looking to bridge the gap.

Happy anniversary, CWS Summit!

October 8, 2014

This week, CW professionals are gathering for the 10th annual CWS Summit. In the Contingent Blog, Subadhra R. Sriram, editor and publisher, media products, marks the occasion with a look at the world of contingent workforce management, then and now.