Industry News for the Week of July 8

It’s time again for our weekly roundup, a way for us to keep clients and followers well informed about important industry information and happenings that could affect their business.

This week in the industry… CareerBuilder forecast paints rosy US hiring picture – for temporary positions (via Chicago Business Journal) According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, US employment rates are expected to hold steady for the next 6 months. In the case of temp work, however, numbers are expected to increase to levels as high as 10 percentage points. A Quick Test: Gauging the Strategic Value of Suppliers to Procurement (via Spend Matters) “These are just a few questions in total that will help an organization to size up the degree to which suppliers are strategic to their operation. If you don’t have solid answers to at least half of these questions, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your overall procurement priorities.” Healthcare Reform: A Primer for 2015 (The Staffing Stream) “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate — and its effect on contingent workforce buyers — is a hot topic, despite the deadline for its implementation being pushed back to 2015. While the mandate is delayed, the issues regarding implementing and paying for healthcare reform in the contingent workforce market have not changed; buyers and suppliers must continue to be diligent in learning the costs and preparing now for 2015.” That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings.

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