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Implications of US Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

December 4, 2014

  • On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for workers on Federal construction and service contracts. After a public consultation, the Department of Labor has published the Final... More

Executive order on immigration could be good news for CW managers

December 3, 2014

President Obama’s executive order on immigration won’t change H1-B visa numbers, but could signal good news for contingent workforce managers in other ways.

Does your staffing firm have an ‘I got this’ culture? — Staffing Stream

December 3, 2014

Does your staffing firm have an “I got this” culture? To find out, take the six-question quiz in a new Staffing Stream post from Mary Ann McLaughlin of Butler Street.

New Hotel Booking Site Saves Healthcare Travelers Up to 60% on Hotel Rooms — Promoted

December 3, 2014

Last month, Travelers Haven, the leading supplier of housing to the healthcare industry, launched Hotel Engine for Business.

AMN names new leader for MSP, RPO operations

December 3, 2014

AMN Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: AHS) named Dan White as president of strategic workforce solutions, the role previously held by Bob Livonius.

Caught Unawares? Conducting audits helps avoid surprises, enhances program adoption

December 3, 2014

Even if your program’s contractual metrics seem to be on track, there may be gaps or company policies that are holding your program back. An independent audit can reveal those issues.

Term limits have little to do with co-employment

December 3, 2014

Limiting assignment length — known as “term limits” — is widespread in the contingent workforce world, and has many reasonable justifications. But avoiding co-employment risk isn’t one of them. Attorneys Eric Rumbaugh and Mark Lotito explain what your staffing firm and you need to understand... More

Give your stars a supporting cast: The ‘B’ players

December 3, 2014

All organizations strive to attract top talent, but the overlooked “B” players provide more value than you may think. Thomas J. DeLong and Vineeta Vijayaraghavan explain in Harvard Business Review online.

Unlocking knowledge in China with ‘witkey’

December 3, 2014

Contingent workforce managers doing business in China need to familiarize themselves with an online staffing ecosystem unique to the country.

Ditch the senior-level mandate for true stakeholder support

December 3, 2014

Having stakeholder support for your program is critical, but often managers rely too heavily on senior executives to force compliance. Support by choice brings greater success.