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2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: After a temp ends an assignment, how long must you wait before hiring them directly (without fees)?

June 26, 2014

  • At the median, buyers must wait at least three months after an assignment ends to hire a temporary worker without fees
  • Two-thirds of buyers reported a post-assignment wait period of at least one month to convert a temp without fees
  • Six month periods were also common, representing a quarter of... More

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

June 26, 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

The Evolution and Promise of Integrated Talent Acquisition Management Solutions - June 2014

June 26, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Integrated talent acquisition management solutions
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Compensation of contingent workforce managers

June 25, 2014

  • In 2013, the median compensation for contingent workforce managers was $135,000
  • Median compensation increased by 12.5% since we last asked in 2011
  • General managers/operations managers were on average more highly compensated than HR or procurement managers

A Look at the Mexican Temporary Workforce Environment

June 22, 2014

  • Overview of Mexican legal landscape
  • Limitations on use of temporary agency workers explained
  • Details on statutory costs

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

June 20, 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly when... More

Expert Interview - The Great Hunt in Health IT

June 20, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Emergence of new career paths in health IT discussed
  • Report includes health information career map

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

June 19, 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: How do buyers find and select their staffing suppliers?

June 19, 2014

  • Overwhelmingly, buyers report 'worker quality' to be their top consideration when selecting a staffing firm
  • Service quality, low cost, and speed were the next most important considerations 
  • A referral from a colleague is the most common way of initially discovering staffing firms, followed... More

Expert Interview - Therapy Staffing: Succeeding in a Space of Skill Shortage

June 19, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Topics include: the effect of medicare cuts in the nursing home setting, booming demand in home healthcare, growing demand in the school setting, best practices for recruiting candidates, and other insights... More