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Special Report on Contingent StaffingThe Future of Contingent Staffing Could Be Like Something Out of a Movie

November 25, 2009
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Companies are likely to make wider use of staffing methods similar to those practiced by the film industry. Indeed, in a recent study 73 percent of employers said they anticipate some level of increase in their contingent workforce by late 2010, with nearly 35 percent planning increases of 50 percent or more.
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12-Step Prescription for Managing a Contingent Staffing Program

November 25, 2009
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Law firm Littler Mendelson has come up with a prescription to help corporations manage what it predicts will be a dramatic rise in the use of contingent labor. In a report, the firm lays out 12 steps to help companies cope with rules, regulations and other issues that may arise with the increased use of contingent labor.
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Contingent Staffing Levels Expected to Rise in 2010

November 25, 2009
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Garry Mathiason, of labor law firm Littler Mendelson, is convinced the U.S. workforce is shifting to mirror that of the film industry, where crews of contingent production workers are assembled for a movie and then disbanded once the project is finished. In a recent study, 73 percent of employers queried anticipate some level of increase in their contingent workforce between now and late 2010, with nearly 35 percent planning increases of 50 percent or more.
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Employers Move to RPO for Scalability and Cost Savings

November 19, 2009
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The recession has served as an urgent reminder that employers must be able to scale recruiting up and down to match radical shifts in the economy. Scalability—RPO’s strong suit—is particularly beneficial when hiring implodes and every cost comes under scrutiny.
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A Risky New Trend Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
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In the midst of a sour economy, some organizations have opted to rehire some laid-off employees as independent contractors. But this practice is fraught with risk, and it is becoming riskier now: The IRS is planning an audit crackdown early next year. Here is what you need to know before you hire independent contractors in lieu of employees.
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TOOL IRS Information on Using Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
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The IRS provides employers with a resource page containing information on properly determining whether workers are independent contractors or employees. Here are some highlights from it, including a 160-page IRS training manual on determining independent contractor status.
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Seasonal Employees Minimizing the Legal Risks

November 11, 2009
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Employees hired on for the holiday shopping season are not exempt from the laws and regulations that govern year-round workers. Here’s a checklist for sound seasonal hiring.
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Benefits Becoming Crucial in Recruiting Contingent Staffers

November 3, 2009
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Many staffing firms are offering health insurance as well as an array of benefits because these are great ways to attract and retain workers.
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United Nations Says Temps Bore the Brunt of Layoffs

October 21, 2009
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In the U.S., the nation with most temporary workers of any country, 52,000 temporary jobs through employment agencies were lost per month from December 2007 to April 2009.
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Staffing Firm Adecco Bolsters Top Status With MPS Acquisition

October 21, 2009
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The deal received unanimous approval from MPS’ board, but it is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. It’s expected to close in the first quarter of 2010.
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