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Compensation in 2012 Will Be Looking Very Familiar

November 18, 2011
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Average base-salary increases will be in the 3 percent range in 2012, like in 2011, analysts say.
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Special Report on Contingent Staffing: Flexibility Reigning

October 4, 2011
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As the U.S. unemployment rate hovers around 9 percent, the contingent staffing market is booming with a half-million jobs added over a 12-month period.
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Successful Staffing Strategies

September 26, 2011
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Staffing firms and corporate human resources executives offer their best practices on developing a contingent labor strategy.
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Software Firms Riding Contingent Staffing Wave

October 14, 2010
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Many software companies that provide vendor management systems for tracking contingent labor are reporting record sales.
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Special Report on Contingent Staffing Contingency Plan

October 14, 2010
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In the second quarter, staffing agency revenue hit $16.9 billion, a 33 percent increase over a year earlier, but experts say overall weakness in the economy could hurt future growth.
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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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Putting Benefits Plans Out to Bid May Reap Savings

May 27, 2009
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Instead of just renewing their benefits plans with existing providers, companies that put their plans out to bid can see big cost savings.
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Local Laws on Health Coverage Could Become a Nightmare

October 23, 2008
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San Francisco’s landmark health care initiative, requiring employer-paid coverage for workers in the city, poses significant challenges for the temporary staffing industry.
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Multinationals Hopping Aboard Managed Services

October 23, 2008
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Staffing management systems, which help plan, analyze and execute temporary and contingent staffing usage, are going global.
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