Recent Updates

Thomas H. Lee Partners acquires majority stake in owner of Fastaff, U.S. Nursing

September 29, 2015

Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP acquired a majority stake in Healthcare Staffing Services, the owner of Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corporation, in a recapitalization transaction.

Healthcare staffing summit: Bright outlook through 2016, focus shifting

September 29, 2015

Staffing firms will benefit as users of healthcare staffing services will desperately need workers through 2016. In the longer term, users of these services will increasingly pay more for quality workers, and technology will create need for new skills and new roles.

What percent of your workforce is contingent?

September 29, 2015

In our Contingent Buyers Survey for North America, we ask respondents to estimate the percent of their organization's workforce that is contingent. 

Independent workers up 12% since 2011; number of $100,000-plus earners jumps

September 29, 2015

The number of independent workers in the US has risen 12% since 2011, according to MBO Partners’ annual “State of Independence in America 2015” survey, and the number of those earning more than $100,000 per year is on the rise as well.

ACA: IRS Unlikely to find that temps are your employees

September 29, 2015

George M. Reardon, an attorney specializing in staffing industry law, ponders the likelihood of the IRS considering contingents as employees of buyers for the purposes of the employer mandate.

Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

September 24, 2015

  • This report codifies and defines the various parts of the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem. It will be of use to those who operate within this Ecosystem and also those who procure services or products from it.
  • Ecosystems are, by their very nature, constantly evolving and as such this document reviews... More

Program policies and business rules: Don’t assume everyone knows they exist

September 23, 2015

When you get a last-minute, emergency onboarding request, ask yourself if the hiring manager is defying the program rules or simply didn't know about them.

QECR Performance Framework: A strategic CW program management model

September 23, 2015

The Certified Contingent Workforce Professional program regularly discusses the importance of understanding the difference between program performance and program maturity (capability). 

New bill would ‘Ban the Box’ for federal contractors

September 23, 2015

Proposed legislation would prohibit federal contractors and federal agencies from asking job applicants about their criminal history until an applicant receives a conditional offer of employment.

Workplace deaths among contractors continue to rise

September 23, 2015

The number of contractors killed in workplace accidents rose for the third year in 2014, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.