Recent Updates

Challenged recruiting STEM, other professionals? You are not alone

July 2, 2014

STEM skills shortages might be getting most of the media attention, but many other skills are hard to find as well. Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram discusses what buyers say are their biggest challenges in The Contingent Blog. 


Uber misclassifies drivers as independent contractors claim lawsuits

July 2, 2014

Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Uber, alleging the San Francisco-based company improperly classified its drivers as independent contractors. The lawsuits show misclassification remains a concern.


Mass. to have highest state minimum wage in US

July 2, 2014

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a measure that raises the state’s minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state and and makes permanent the multi-agency task force charged with combating worker misclassification.


SIA research: CW manager compensation

July 2, 2014

How much are your peers paid? What variables influence contingent workforce managers' salaries? This report, available to members of the CWS Council, discusses this and more. 


U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1H14

July 1, 2014

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index declined 0.3% in 1H14
  • Five stocks advanced, 12 declined
  • Underperformed S&P 500 (up 6.1%) and Russell 2000 (up 2.5%)

North American News Report June 2014

July 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in satisfaction with staffing suppliers, VMS, MSP, and job boards

June 27, 2014

  • A satisfaction score for staffing suppliers (NPS) was measured at -19%, down 30 percentage points since 2011
  • Satisfaction with VMS also declined - NPS is now 3%, down 21 percentage points since 2011
  • Buyers were least satisfied with job boards, which scored a NPS of -33%, largely due to dissatisfaction... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: After a temp ends an assignment, how long must you wait before hiring them directly (without fees)?

June 26, 2014

  • At the median, buyers must wait at least three months after an assignment ends to hire a temporary worker without fees
  • Two-thirds of buyers reported a post-assignment wait period of at least one month to convert a temp without fees
  • Six month periods were also common, representing a quarter of... More

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

June 26, 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

The Evolution and Promise of Integrated Talent Acquisition Management Solutions - June 2014

June 26, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Integrated talent acquisition management solutions
  • Duration approximately 1 hour