Contingent workers such as staffing agency temps and independent contractors have become a large and permanent part of the workforce. As a result, companies need to think carefully about the tools they use to manage these workers so they can maximize productivity while minimizing compliance issues.Read More
Four in ten employers plan to bring in temporary and contract workers next year, up from 36 percent in last year’s survey and 34 percent in the survey from two years ago.Read More
Walmart Stores Inc. workers are beginning strike actions in a lead-up to Black Friday (the shopping day after Thanksgiving) citing company attempts to squelch efforts by workers speaking out for better jobs.Read More
My company provides staffing services to the manufacturing industry. Contingent workers historically have a high turnover rate. My motivation is to get these people to stay on assignments longer and be more productive, thus increasing my client's return on investment. What can we do?
—Stop the Revolving Door, vice president of staffing/human resources, sales and marketing, Atlanta
Why giving free agents an 'arms-length embrace' is the way forward.
Using temporary workers at the start of a recovery is nothing new. But other factors behind the contingent expansion are less tied to the business cycle. These include cost-savings.Read More
You can have the best, brightest and most flexible workforce if you consider these suggestions for working with contingents. These tips will help you become a “nonemployer of choice.”
The joint venture will be based in Hong Kong, and the agreement calls for Temp Holdings' Tempstaff Hong Kong operation to change its name to TS Kelly Workforce Solutions effective in October.
The rule prohibits hotels from signing deals with contractors—such as staffing firms—that prevent the hotels from hiring the contractor's employees directly, according to city documents.Read More