Recent Updates

North American Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions 2014

January 30, 2015

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 70 publicly announced acquisitions of staffing firms in North America in 2014.
  • Healthcare and IT staffing firms were the most frequent targets.

The employer mandate is starting to kick in. Where do you stand?

January 28, 2015

Now that Jan. 1 has come and gone, the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act is in partial effect. Are you paying more for your contingent workers now?

Plan to grow your contingent workforce? Understand its components first.

January 28, 2015

Buyers are projecting to increase the size of their contingent workforces. Are you among them?

Expect your time-to-fill rates to increase

January 28, 2015

It may start to take longer to fill your job reqs, according to recent studies. But don't pin all the blame on your providers.

NLRB changes the rules on independent contractor classification

January 28, 2015

In a surprising move, the National Labor Relations Board created a new test for employers to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee under federal labor law, reversing course from a Court of Appeals decision. 

One temp dies, another injured in fish oil plant explosion

January 28, 2015

OSHA has cited four companies following an explosion that killed one temporary worker and injured another at a Mississippi fish oil plant last summer.

Don't believe the Millennial hype

January 28, 2015

It is a common stereotype that Millennials in the American workforce, those ranging in age from teenagers to 30-somethings, lack the motivation, inner drive and professionalism of previous waves of workers. Marc Berman, president of Vector Technical Resources, refutes that perception and offers... More

2014 SIA Service Differentiators Report - VMS Initial Findings

January 23, 2015

  • Each year, Staffing Industry Analysts conducts a comprehensive assessment of Vendor Management Systems (VMS) and Managed Service Program (MSP) providers. 
  • The detailed reports provide insight to buyers about the latest features and functionality, service offerings, breadth of experience and... More

Game changer: Throwing quality data at the talent problem will help CW programs

January 21, 2015

Programs will face different talent challenges across the globe, with some areas expected to enter a recession and others to face talent shortages. Access to quality data is key to addressing each challenge.

Got change? Best practices from those in the know

January 21, 2015

Implementing or changing a program sets the stage for success or failure. Here's what program managers who have been through the process suggest you do.