Recent Updates

SoCal port drivers protest IC classification

April 29, 2015

Hundreds of Los Angeles and Long Beach port truck drivers went on strike Monday to protest being classified as independent contractors, according to reports.

SIA research: Staffing firm survey aggregated results

April 29, 2015

This report, available to CWS Council and corporate members, represents the aggregated and distilled staffing industry knowledge derived from seven separate surveys of North American staffing firms, conducted over 2008-2014. It includes a wide variety of best practices, benchmark data and industry... More

Webinar replay: Accessing and using accurate rate data

April 22, 2015

Having accurate rate data is critical to making staffing decisions. During this webinar session, Jason Ezratty from Brightfield Strategies and Bryan Peña from Staffing Industry Analysts discuss how to access accurate data and how you can use it to take your contingent staffing program to the next... More

Facilitated contact: It’s a sign of the times

April 22, 2015

In the early days of VMS/MSP, CW managers mandated no contact between suppliers and engagement managers. But what made sense then no longer suits program goals, and policies will need to evolve in order to succeed.

Most attractive staffing markets globally

April 21, 2015

In our most recent assessment of market attractiveness, we score 55 countries on a scale from 0 to 100, based on 10 factors that make a particular market attractive to staffing (regulations on temporary agency work, economy, market competition, etc.).

Long Island companies settle with DOL

April 21, 2015

Four Long Island heating and plumbing companies have settled a wage and hour dispute with the US Department of Labor that includes the misclassification of at least 25 workers as independent contractors. 

More Canadian foreign temp worker woes

April 21, 2015

Seafood processors are feeling the pinch of growing labor shortages, and pleas from Quebec to delay the application of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are falling on deaf ears. 

Going global? Do your homework

April 21, 2015

Often, programs find themselves needing to expand their footprint globally due to market pressures and not advance planning. Regardless, they need to do their homework before moving forward.

CWS Summit Amsterdam: Evolve your programs or risk being irrelevant

April 21, 2015

Many contingent workforce programs are at a stage where the managed service provider (MSP) successfully delivers against stated requirements. But programs have to continue to evolve or CW professionals could find themselves irrelevant.

2014 North America Staffing Company Survey & 2008-2013 Cumulative Index

April 18, 2015

  • Staffing firm plans for Affordable Care Act
  • Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms
  • Metrics: time-to-fill, order fill rates, quit rates, early termination rates
  • Medical and non-medical benefits offered to temps
  • 403 page report summarizes 7 years of surveys