Recent Updates

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.

Building an RFP: ‘Be very clear and inclusive’

September 23, 2015

For this week’s topic of the week, we asked Kanita Harris, category manager, human resources, at Halliburton: “What is the most important single thing when putting together an RFP?”

Vermont to join feds against IC misclassification

September 23, 2015

Vermont has become the 26th state to partner with the US Department of Labor to combat the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.

Trends in Online Staffing and FMS

September 22, 2015

  • Awareness of online staffing increased from 50% to 65%
  • Use of online staffing spiked upward from 4% to 12%
  • Fifty-six percent of buyers were familiar with FMS
  • Six percent of buyers reported using FMS

You get what you pay for: When ‘cheap’ labor becomes too costly

September 16, 2015

Too much focus on cost reductions will result in lower satisfaction levels.

A go-to VMS integration reference: Read the experts’ guide to best practices

September 16, 2015

What if you had a guide to steer you in the right direction for a successful VMS integration?

BMW to pay $1.6 million in contract worker background check suit

September 16, 2015

BMW agreed to a $1.6 million settlement in an EEOC lawsuit claiming background checks discriminated against African American contract workers.

Legislators seek to undo NLRB ‘joint employer’ decision

September 16, 2015

Republican lawmakers introduced legislation to roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s decision that expanded the definition of joint employment.

‘Making temps feel like they are a stepchild is actually more dangerous’

September 16, 2015

In this first installment of our new topic of the week series, we asked Southwest Airlines’ people department Senior Manager Greg Muccio what is the best way to keep contingent workers engaged?

How complex is the market you want to expand to?

September 16, 2015

Organizations considering expanding their CW programs to other countries need to consider the complexity of the market in which they hope to set up. But how do you know where to start?