Recent Updates

December 2014 Growth Assessment: U.S. Industrial Staffing

December 29, 2014

  • U.S. industrial temporary staffing projected to grow 6% in 2015 and reach $33.2 billion
  • This report contains market size estimates by industry, skill set, and state and metro areas
  • Industrial segment has outperformed overall staffing industry in four out of the past five years

Is your MSP transactional or trusted? Why it matters to your program

December 23, 2014

Your MSP may be hitting your SLAs and KPIs, but there’s a lot more it can be doing for you and your program. 


Apple, port firm hit by temp worker wage-and-hour suits

December 23, 2014

Staffing buyers and their providers face more class action wage-and-hour lawsuits with two new lawsuits filed this month. 


Program stagnation? Study, compare and then adopt qualitative measures

December 23, 2014

Is your program stuck in the mud? Look inward and outward to get it to the next level.


Integrate total talent management business initiatives now

December 23, 2014

Shifts in management strategies are typically driven by important market change agents. What’s driving the trend toward total talent management?


Regulatory watch: Worker safety and misclassification

December 23, 2014

OSHA has fined a nail polish manufacturer and two staffing firms for exposing workers to dangerous chemical hazards and vapors from flammable liquids; Rhode Island has established an anonymous telephone tip line for allegations of employee misclassification.


How sophisticated is your contingent workforce program?

December 23, 2014

In our 2014 North America Contingent Buyer Survey, we asked respondents to rate how sophisticated their programs were. 


CWS Council: Why you should join

December 23, 2014

CWS Council membership helps companies optimize their investment in their contingent workforce program. Here’s what it can give you. 


Recruitment Process Outsourcing Technology

December 19, 2014

  • RPO providers were surveyed with regard to technology solutions and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  • We asked respondents two questions: “What technology solutions are used to support the RPO process?” and “What percent of your RPO hires go through the following ATS platforms?”

2014 Global Contingent Buyers Survey: How sophisticated are contingent workforce programs?

December 18, 2014

  • Buyers asked to rate CW program on 4 measures
  • Bigger programs typically more advanced
  • Several management strategies correlated with sophistication