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Workforce Industry News for the Week of January 13

Mackenzie Best
Workforce Industry News for the week of January 13, 2014 This week in the workforce industry… Labor Forecast Predicts 8.5% Increase in Demand for Temporary Workers in 2014 First Quarter (via GPalmer & Associates) According to GPalmer & Associates, the demand for temp workers in the United States is expected to increase. The level of increase is 8.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis and will be seen in the first quarter of 2014. This difference is compared to the first quarter of 2013. 2014: The Year Ahead in Contingent Workforce Management (Part I) (via CPO Rising) What is in the cards for the contingent workforce in 2014? Christopher Dwyer of CPO Rising offers a predictive look into this fast-growing workforce sector. Over the next three years, the average contingent workforce will grow by nearly 30%, and it is important that organizations today take a multifaceted approach in order to effectively balance three key areas: spend, talent performance, & performance management. Dwyer hits on the key trendsetters in 2014 within contingent workforce management. Michigan Court Redefines Employment Status (via The Staffing Stream) Last month, the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned a standard defining the qualifications of “employees” for the purpose of Michigan workers’ compensation statute. The ruling declared that so long as a worker fell under one of the criteria – (1) does not maintain a separate business, (2) does not hold himself or herself out to and render service to the public, or (3) is not an employer subject to the statute – then they shall be considered an employee. The former statute said that to be considered an employee the worker must fall under all three criteria, but was overturned by the judges in December. That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings. We hope everyone has a great weekend!

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