Recent Updates

Report: Nurse Overtime More Cost-effective Than Temps

April 16, 2014

Patients get the best care when treated in units staffed by nurses with the most experience. Further, it may be more cost-effective for hospitals to pay their own nurses overtime rather than use staffing firms, according to a study released by the Columbia University School of Nursing and the Columbia... More


Squeezing Out Savings? This Stone Is Dry

April 16, 2014

Pat yourself on the back. Over the last decade, buyers’ usage of vendor management systems has brought suppliers’ margins down considerably. But don’t expect to see further decline, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. 


Why Amazon Is Paying Employees to Quit

April 16, 2014

Once a year at Amazon, front-line employees get a chance to sit back, reflect and choose whether to re-commit to the company and their colleagues. In a sense, Pay to Quit is an annual performance review of the company by its employees. Read more from the HBR Blog Network's Bill Taylor here.


SIA Webinar: Make the Most of Your Program

April 16, 2014

As contingent workforce programs continue to evolve beyond cost savings and into more significant value creation concepts like strategic talent management and talent maximization, the role of HR in the process continues to develop as well. In this webinar, we explore how HR and procurement professionals... More


How to Drive Sourcing and Hiring Success - Webinar

April 15, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Best practices for sourcing contingent & full-time talent
  • Eliminate errors & improve quality of candidates

Trends in Labor Arbitrage

April 15, 2014

This report brings together three different management strands into one overarching theme and highlights important trends in each relating to the use of contingent workers.


Staffing Stream: The rule of threes

April 9, 2014

The “rule of threes” is time-tested advice for staffing professionals, writes Michael Barefoot in The Staffing Stream.


Blog: Five reasons we are still bullish on IT staffing

April 9, 2014

We are into the fourth month of 2014 and the IT staffing market is still cruising, and here are five reasons we are still bullish on IT staffing.


H-1B caps reached in first week

April 9, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday the number of H-1B visas requested exceeded the annual caps in the first week.


Proposed rule change may allow H-1B spouses to hold jobs

April 9, 2014

Spouses of workers in the U.S. on H-1B visas may soon be allowed to find employment, according to an announcement Monday by the White House.