Recent Updates

Canada doesn’t budge on foreign temps deportation

April 8, 2015

Canada’s temporary foreign workers facing repercussions last week from a rule implemented four years ago. Those who have been in the country for four years must now leave for another four.

SIA Research: The largest job boards globally

April 8, 2015

The largest job boards have an international presence and enjoy market leading positions in a number of countries, but there are still many strong national players that dominate local markets and also niche job boards that effectively target specific worker types. Here are the largest 25 job boards... More

Shell cuts IT contractor pay rates by 15%

April 7, 2015

ContractorUK reported Royal Dutch Shell reduced pay for IT contractors by 15%. The UK contractors were required to accept the decrease or face termination. A similar move was made earlier by BP.

U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: April 2015 Update

April 7, 2015

  • We forecast the U.S. temporary staffing industry to grow 6% in 2015 and 5% in 2016
  • Growth drivers include 2.9% GDP growth in 2015, wage inflation, and ACA lift on bill rates

SI Report Webinar - April 2015

April 7, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast
  • Approximately 1 hour

March Jobs Report

April 3, 2015

  • The US added only 126,000 jobs in March
  • 11,400 temporary jobs were added, a reversal after two months of losses
  • Significant revisions reduced overall job gains from previous months by 69,000

Crossing the finish line doesn’t mean you won

April 1, 2015

Being kept through the end of the assignment doesn’t necessarily mean your engagement manager was pleased with the worker or work performed. 

Microsoft’s 15 days paid time off is new contingent workforce tactic

April 1, 2015

In a relatively unusual move in the contingent workforce world, Microsoft announced last week in suppliers would be required to give 15 days PTO to eligible contingent workers.

Track this: be prepared with data to support program expansion

April 1, 2015

As programs mature and seek to expand their scope or reach, capturing CW data both in and out of a program can provide visibility and build future support.

The good, the bad and social media

April 1, 2015

Social media can be a powerful tool for your suppliers to use in recruiting efforts, but you and your providers need to be careful when casting that net. Read more in Staffing Industry Review.