O nce again, we’re bringing you our Beeline Weekly Roundup. We seek out the top industry headlines and workforce trends each week, to keep you informed about what’s happening in the world of temporary employment.

Beeline announces OnForce merger & other weekly workforce news

This week…

Beeline Announces Merger with OnForce (via Beeline)

Adecco Group has acquired OnForce and is merging the company under Beeline’s portfolio of workforce solutions. Beeline and OnForce will deliver the first integrated solution that offers customers multiple channels for sourcing talent. Combining Beeline VMS with OnForce FMS gives customers unprecedented access to both their trusted supply chain and their network of highly skilled, carefully vetted, and correctly classified independent contractors through one cloud-based solution. This merger is a major step forward for Beeline as we work to achieve our vision and deliver the tools our customers need to effectively manage their extended workforces.

Everything You Need to Know Before Hiring a Temp (via Fast Company)
Studies say that 42 percent of companies are already implementing or are thinking about ramping up temporary hiring for their organizations; moreover, with the temporary workforce slated for a 7 percent growth in 2015, it’s completely valid to consider temporary workers for your workplace. However, it’s important to think about the different risks and benefits associated with hiring temporary workers. Who are temporary workers? What are the costs versus full-time workers? What are the legal considerations to make with temporary hires? Fast Company covers all the bases in this article.

Smaller Spend Levels Can Call for an MSP/VMS (via The Staffing Stream)
When companies process less than $20 million in their temporary labor spend on an annual basis, it makes sense to deploy an MSP/VMS program on operational, administrative and financial levels. Historically, those companies spending less than $20 million simply did not think that implementing MSP/VMS programs was beneficial, managing programs in-house through Procurement and HR departments instead. Now, the opposite is true, as innovative MSP/VMS providers are able to deliver benefits in spend-restricted environments. The Staffing Stream compiles a list of benefits to this in their article.

Freelance Workers a Growing Segment of California Economy (via Los Angeles Times)
Though the official state unemployment rate for California dropped to 7.4 percent in June, 6.2 million Californians are still jobless, not working enough or working under-the-table jobs. California companies are still timid when hiring back full-time workers due to rising costs and the effectiveness of their outsourcing plans. However, many have turned to contingent workers to keep projects moving, though turnover rates still remain fairly high.

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 week!

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