World Employment Confederation
World Employment Confederation promotes common interests of the staffing industry on an international level.
- “Adapting to Change”
In 2011, the American Staffing Association, in conjunction with the World Employment Confederation (formerly Ciett), released a new global report that quantifies how staffing firms provide a bridge to social and economic progress around the world. The report, “Adapting to Change,” draws from strategic research developed by World Employment Confederation with the Boston Consulting Group. It shows that staffing firms better enable governments, businesses, and workers to adapt to change in today’s rapidly evolving global economy. The BCG research found that staffing firms improve the efficiency of labor markets, create jobs, increase work force participation, and deliver valuable employment.
Human Resource Standards
The Society for Human Resource Management and the American National Standards Institute have been working together to establish a series of measurement standards for the HR profession.
- A Cost-Per-Hire standard was approved in 2012. ASA served on the work group that developed the standards.
The Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent membership organization. It conducts research, convenes conferences, makes forecasts, assesses trends, publishes information and analysis, and brings executives together to learn from one another.
- Another God That’s Failed: Contingent Work Arrangements Were Supposed to Help Companies Avoid Mass Layoffs. What Went Wrong?
- Help-Wanted Online (with express permission from The Conference Board)
- “Most CEOs Say Flexibility and Adapting to Change Now Vital to Competing Worldwide”
Nov. 29, 2004
Decision Sciences Institute
The Decision Sciences Institute is a multidisciplinary international association dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving instruction in all business and related disciplines. The Institute facilitates the development and dissemination of knowledge in the diverse disciplines of the decision sciences through publication, conferences, and other services.
- “Financial Implications of the Decision to Increase Reliance on Contingent Labor,” by Nandkumar Nayar and G. Lee Willinger, Decision Sciences Journal, Fall 2001: Vol. 32, No. 4 (pp. 661-681).
Employment Policies Institute
The Employment Policies Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment.
- Measuring Temporary Labor Outsourcing in U.S. Manufacturing by Marcello Estevao and Saul Lach, November 2001
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks which, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System.
- “Has Structural Change Contributed to a Jobless Recovery?” by Erica L. Groshen and Simon Potter, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, August 2003
National Bureau of Economic Research
NBER is a nonprofit economic research organization. Bureau associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
- Business Cycle Dating Committee’s declaration of most recent economic recession
Dec. 1, 2008
- Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions
W.E. Upjohn Institute
The W.E. Upjohn Institute is an independent, nonprofit research organization devoted to finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems.
- The Effects of Temporary Services and Contracting Out on Low-Skilled Workers: Evidence from Auto Suppliers, Hospitals, and Public Schools, by George Erickcek, Susan N. Houseman, and Arne Kelleberg, revised July 2002
- The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Tight Labor Markets, by Susan N. Houseman, revised January 2003
- Temporary, Part-Time, and Contract Employment in the United States: A Report on the W.E. Upjohn Institute’s Employer Survey on Flexible Staffing Policies, by Susan N. Houseman, revised June 1997
- Why Employers Use Flexible Staffing Arrangements: Evidence from an Establishment Survey, by Susan N. Houseman, revised October 2000