Recent Updates

Talent: A One-Lens Approach

March 26, 2014

We constantly hear about the war for talent and talent shortages, and that’s becoming a global discussion point. But sometimes, we make the process more difficult on ourselves by keeping talent pools separate based on where we get them.

Europe’s Agency Work Directive ‘Imbalanced’

March 26, 2014

A European Commission report finds universal, correct application of the Agency Workers Directive among member states, but the president of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) find the results disappointing.

FedEx Driver Case Not a ‘Slam-Dunk’

March 26, 2014

A U.S. District Judge has approved a $5.8 million settlement between a class of drivers and FedEx Ground over the objections of a subset of the plaintiffs.

State Assesses $12.2 Million for Misclassification in 2013

March 26, 2014

Employers that misclassified workers in New York State were assessed nearly $12.2 million in unemployment insurance contributions during 2013, according to an annual report released last month by the New York State Department of Labor.

OSHA Releases Bulletin on Temp Worker Requirements

March 26, 2014

OSHA released an educational resource that focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint, or dual, employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.

Aligning With a ‘Best Staffing Firm to Work For’ Makes for Good Business

March 26, 2014

Are your staffing providers’ employees happy? Happy recruiters and sales staff often translate to top-notch service for the client. But what makes them happy and how is this good for business? Global Editorial Director Subadhra R Sriram discusses that topic in The Contingent Blog

SIA Conference: CWS Summit Europe

March 25, 2014

This annual conference, held this year May 13-14 in London, focuses on the information you need to know to better manage this critical component of your organisation's workforce. 

Change Management: What’s in it for You

March 19, 2014

You may have thought developing and then obtaining an approval to implement a change to your CW program was hard work. But running an RFP, educating and rallying stakeholders, doing your research and due diligence is nothing compared with the work that is required to manage this change in your organization.... More

Contingent Worker Parity and Co-employment Risks

March 19, 2014

Governments around the world have been enacting laws to achieve pay and benefits parity between contingent workers and employees, raising co-employment concerns among HR and CW management professionals.

Buyer Faces $185,700 in OSHA Fines

March 19, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a contingent workforce buyer, its staffing provider and another company for serious safety and health violations, assessing ranging from $20,160 to more than $180,000.