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3Q13 financial results for North America-based public staffing firms

November 25, 2013

  • Earnings up median 14.2% y/y, revenue up median 5.4%
  • Signs of acceleration
  • Revenue and earnings for 22 firms detailed

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing revenue flows through VMS and MSP, and what is the typical fee charged to staffing firms?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of their business conducted through either VMS or MSP, as well as the typical fee they pay to VMS and MSP providers
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 10% of their business through VMS
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 5% of their business through... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from statement of work (SOW)?

November 22, 2013

  • Forty-seven percent of staffing firms derived some revenue from SOW
  • Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived was 10%
  • There was a strong positive correlation between firm size and whether a firm derived any revenue from SOW.

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from oil/gas, education, and government?

November 22, 2013

  • Thirty-five percent of all staffing firms derive revenue from the oil/gas sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is: 10%
  • Thirty-two percent of staffing firms derive revenue from the education sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is 5%
  • Forty... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue comes from top clients?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of revenue they derive from their top client, as well as their top five clients.
  • Among all staffing firms, the median percent of revenue derived from a single client was 20%.
  • The median percent of revenue derived from the five largest clients was 50%. ... More

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey & Cumulative Index to 2006-2012 Surveys

November 22, 2013

  • 415-page aggregation of all previous buyer surveys
  • Best practices, metrics, updated projections
  • Trends in VMS, MSP, buyer management of staffing firms

Exempt and Non-exempt Contingent Workers and Why You Should Care - November 2013

November 20, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • The multi-million dollar legal risk facing your contingent workforce
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Affordable Care Act – Using the Look-Back Method to Determine Full-Time Status

November 13, 2013

  • A brief overview of how the look-back method is used to determine the full-time status of your employees
  • Variable hour or seasonal employees' hours are tracked over a measuerment period, followed by an administrative and stability period
  • Break-in-service rules determine whether returning employees... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm plans for service expansion and product life cycle

November 13, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms to indicate their status (currently offer, likely to offer within 2 years) regarding eight staffing-related services.
  • VMS is the service projected to see the highest percentage-wise growth over the next 2 years.
  • Scale is a key factor in choice of services offered. As revenue... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: How much do you charge for a typical direct hire placement?

November 13, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms: “On average, what is the percent of salary your company charges for a direct hire/permanent placement?”
  • Staffing firms reported the median percent of salary charged for a direct hire to be 20%.
  • There was some variation around the most common response of 20% of salary;... More