Driven by Law

We hear a lot about artificial intelligence, alternate staffing models, new technology, social media and other trends. Here are some other futuristic ideas that have not been discussed widely but could present new and expanded opportunities for staffing firms that anticipate and prepare for them.

Guest Worker Program

When the immigration issue […]


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GOP Makes Tax Cuts

May 1st, 2018|

Thanks to big changes in the new federal tax bill, businesses of all stripes will feel the impact of the tax law, including staffing firms.

Congress approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut law on a party-line vote in December. The Tax […]

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Information Control

May 1st, 2018|

On May 25, the “world’s highest standard” for data protection comes into force. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set the gold standard in allowing individuals within the European Union to control their personal data.

To ensure there is a […]

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The Extra Mile

March 26th, 2018|

Imagine creating an unfailingly great experience for your workers. That’s no easy feat. Now, consider doing so for workers who are placed elsewhere — your temporary workers. The levels of difficulty associated with this go up several notches. Research released […]

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Re-Enter Moms

April 10th, 2018|

It’s a familiar story.  Mothers who take a break in their careers to raise children. They are ready to return to work, but face a bias from employers and concerns over the gap in their work history. And stay-at-home mothers […]

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Rising Overtime

April 5th, 2018|

As US manufacturing firms have expanded operations and increased their headcount over the past year, it is not surprising that use of overtime hours has also grown, as firms scramble to keep their operations running smoothly around the clock, handle […]

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes

March 13th, 2018|

When Congress passed its sweeping tax overhaul last December, US businesses celebrated the reduction of the corporate tax rate to 21%. In addition to the corporate tax break, pass-through entities — which include sole proprietorships, LLCs, partnerships and S-corps — […]

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One test in particular — known as the “big […]

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Latest Research

  • MSP Model Overview

    A service segment of the process outsourcing industry, Managed Service Provision (MSP) is a service whereby a company takes on primary responsibility for managing an organisation’s contingent […]

  • The Case for Contingent Work

    Key Findings There are multiple ways in which the different categories of contingent work can benefit employers, workers and society. It should not be assumed that employers are always in the […]

  • Independent Contractor Legal Analysis Under Federal and State Law

    Key Findings Appropriately classifying workers as employees or independent contractors is one of the single-most important decisions that a business makes. Many different laws, both state and […]

  • Largest Direct Hire Firms Globally

    The global direct hire market accounted for 6.2% of the Staffing market in 2017.The Americas and Asia Pacific were the two largest regions for direct hire. The United States was the largest national […]