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Mentor-protégé list and other research now online

June 01 2010

A list of staffing firms willing to serve as mentors and other staffing firms willing to serve as protégés when pursuing contracts with large organizations such as the federal government is among the latest research released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members.

Other research includes Insights on how often staffing firms refuse to sign indemnification agreements, how much staffing firms charge for direct hire and staffing firm expansion plans. In addition, there are growth updates on information technology, healthcare and clinical scientific staffing.

INSIGHT - Selling to government: The 2010 list of staffing firm contacts for assistance in the mentor/protégé advantage programs
*Mentor-protégé arrangements can help in selling to federal government
*New mentor-protégé list features 19 mentors
*List also features 128 potential protégés

INSIGHT - 2010 Staffing Company Survey: How often do staffing firms refuse to sign indemnification agreements?
*One in four staffing firms refuse to indemnify buyers
*Staffing firms in blue collar segments more reluctant
*Failure to communicate: lower-level managers more willing to sign

INSIGHT - 2010 Staffing Company Survey: How much do staffing firms typically charge for direct hire?
*Typical direct hire fee charged is 20% of salary
*Remarkably uniform across type of staffing firm
*Notable exception: healthcare staffing firms charge less

INSIGHT - 2010 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm plans for segment, sector and service expansion
*Strong expansion interest in clinical/scientific
*Most common planned service addition: VOP
*Number of firms in VMS, HRO, RPO to sharply expand

INSIGHT - IT staffing growth update
*Pulse survey data indicates steady trend improvement
*Faster growth than any temp segment except industrial
*Large public IT staffing companies report modest optimism

INSIGHT - Healthcare staffing growth update
*Hospitals' reductions to contract labor expense appear to have bottomed at very low levels
*As high unemployment lingers and commercial admissions decline, hospitals remain cost-conscious
*Increasing mix of shorter assignments in nurse staffing

INSIGHT - Clinical/scientific staffing growth update
*Public releases and survey results show sequential revenue gains
*Signs of M&A activity in clinical/scientific
*Next forecast will likely reflect upgrade from 0% revenue growth projection for 2010


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