Recent Updates

Apple, Google and others settle employee anti-poaching suit

May 7, 2014

Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. reached a settlement last month in a class action lawsuit over employee anti-poaching.


More than twice as many H-1Bs sought as available

May 7, 2014

More than twice as many petitions for H-1B visas were filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services than there were visas available under the annual caps. 


Survey: 69% of IT leaders say contingent labor critical

May 7, 2014

Information technology leaders and IT professionals agree that contingent labor is a critical part of many organizations’ business operations, but a disconnect exists with regard to performance and expectations, according to a survey from TEKsystems.


US posts April increase in IT jobs, settles into pattern

May 7, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.28 percent month over month in April to approximately 4.6 million, the TechServe Alliance reported.


Public IT staffing firm revenues are mixed bag in Q1

May 7, 2014

IT staffing was a bit of a mixed bag among publicly traded IT staffing companies in Q1; revenues declined at some and rose at others.


Ignore Big Data, Risk Your Program

May 7, 2014

Big data is playing an increasingly important role in workforce optimization and predictive analytics.


Feds Fail to Lift Minimum Wage, But Efforts Are Not Dead

May 7, 2014

Despite the U.S. Senate’s failure to move forward on raising the federal minimum wage, several states and municipalities are moving forward with their own proposals. 


Fieldglass Acquisition Validates Industry

May 7, 2014

It’s been six weeks since the announcement came out that SAP would acquire Fieldglass. The event is a testament to the growing value of CWM — as an industry and concept. 


Obama Seeks to Ease Rules on Foreign Workers, Spouses

May 7, 2014

The Obama administration announced plans to ease the process for foreign professors and researchers who are trying to extend their stays in America and to allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the U.S., USA Today reports.


Language Traps: Don’t Send the Wrong Message

May 7, 2014

As government agencies continue to look more closely at independent contractor classifications, companies that use ICs can help themselves by not sending mixed messages. ICon Professional Services’ Catherine Chidyausiku lists on The Staffing Stream what to say and not to say when engaging... More