Recent Updates

Canada overhauling Temporary Foreign Worker Program

June 25, 2014

Canada announced an overhaul to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program Friday that includes increased fees, higher penalties and caps on temporary foreign workers.


More drivers ruled employees, not independent contractors

June 25, 2014

Last week, the U.S. Court of appeals for the ninth circuit ruled that a class of drivers were employees under California law, reversing a lower court’s decision. 


Contingent usage on the rise

June 25, 2014

In our 2014 Contingent Buyers Survey for North America, we asked buyers how much of their workforce is contingent currently, and what they expect it to be in two years.


Is a VMS right for your program’s needs?

June 25, 2014

The type of service you require of your staffing suppliers should be a factor when considering adopting a vendor management system, says Gary Zander, president and CEO of Project One, in The Staffing Stream. Some buyer needs are well-suited to the VMS structure, while others require higher-touch service... More


SIA research: Buyers’ best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

June 25, 2014

Sometimes, former employees can be a valuable asset to a CW program. Buyers of contingent labor report methods of recruiting and retaining them that tend to work best. Among them, creating an alumni groups via social media and sharing periodic updates and job openings. Read more here


A Look at the Mexican Temporary Workforce Environment

June 22, 2014

  • Overview of Mexican legal landscape
  • Limitations on use of temporary agency workers explained
  • Details on statutory costs

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

June 20, 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly when... More

Expert Interview - The Great Hunt in Health IT

June 20, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Emergence of new career paths in health IT discussed
  • Report includes health information career map

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

June 19, 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: How do buyers find and select their staffing suppliers?

June 19, 2014

  • Overwhelmingly, buyers report 'worker quality' to be their top consideration when selecting a staffing firm
  • Service quality, low cost, and speed were the next most important considerations 
  • A referral from a colleague is the most common way of initially discovering staffing firms, followed... More