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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Tenure Limits for Contingent Workers

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You may remember back in 2000 when thousands of long-term contractors sued Microsoft, alleging they deserved the same benefits as regular workers. The technology giant agreed to pay $97 million to settle the class-action lawsuit. Since then, many companies hoping to avoid the same fate have relied on term limits for contingent workers to protect […]

Surefire Ways to Engage Line Managers in Contingent Staffing Programs

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Line managers play a central role in the success of contingent staffing programs. Without a constant flow of communication between staffing buyers, suppliers and hiring managers, interviews can drag on, feedback is hard to get and top contractors with in-demand skills can get lost in the shuffle. In fact, research by Bersin by Deloitte found […]

Putting Quality First When Sourcing Contract Workers

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When it comes to contingent staffing, most companies tend to favor suppliers who submit candidates fast. While there’s no doubt that a timely response is important when you’re competing for top talent, an analysis from the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute reveals that staffing buyers and hiring managers need to manage the trade-off between time to […]

Discover the Secret Sauce of Quality Service Delivery

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From the viewpoint of staffing buyers and hiring managers, nothing is more important than the delivery of consistent, high-quality service throughout the requisition fulfillment process. Receiving regular updates on open orders, being assisted and advised by competent and conscientious staffing agency personnel, and having well-defined delivery processes not only benefits HR and hiring managers, it […]

How Working with a Staffing Firm Can Jump-Start Your Tech Career

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Keeping up with industry trends, shifting market demand and emerging technologies is critical in the technology field where things are always in a state of flux. Unless you are acquiring cutting edge skills or making an effort to tackle increasingly difficult and complex projects, your career might stall out. However, growth opportunities don’t come along […]

Achieve Supply Management Excellence through Executive Engagement

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In today’s competitive market for contract talent, having fully engaged staffing suppliers is critical in helping HR professionals and buyers provide a competitive advantage for their organization. In fact, businesses focused on supplier relationship management (SRM) lead their peers five to one in terms of value derived from their supply base according to BravoSolution, a leading […]

eTeam ACQUIRES DRYDEN HUMAN CAPITAL

Deal Positions eTeam for Expanded Growth in Niche Insurance Market SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.,–January 11, 2017– eTeam Inc., the U.S.-based supplier of value-added staffing services and talent management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, has completed the acquisition of Dryden Human Capital, the parent company of Darwin Rhodes. Dryden Human Capital, a global portfolio of recruitment and […]

Tips for Managing Risk When Hiring Contingent Workers

When it comes to managing the risk of utilizing a flexible workforce, business managers and HR leaders would do well to remember Benjamin Franklin’s axiom: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The truth is that staffing clients can open themselves up to liability, co-employment and contractual hazards unless they proactively implement […]