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2013 Staffing Company Survey: Highest bang-to-buck direct hire and temporary recruiting tactics

November 13, 2013

  • Staffing firms reported the direct hire recruiting tactic with the highest bang-to-buck return on spend/effort to be Linkedin (32% of respondents). A significant portion of respondents also selected: Job boards (25%), recruit from existing candidate list (20%), and list jobs on company website... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing revenue is derived from small- and medium-sized businesses?

November 13, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms to tell us the percent of revenue they derive from small- and medium- sized businesses.
  • We used this information to determine both the breadth (what percent of staffing firms do business with small- and mid-sized businesses?) as well as intensity (percent of revenue derived)... More

SI Report Webinar - November 2013

November 12, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Highest bang-to-buck recruiting tactics
  • Best and worst strategic decisions

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm priorities

November 7, 2013

  • As in every year the Staffing Company Survey has been conducted, respondents reported their company's top priority to be growing revenue. 
  • When comparing responses from the current survey with past results, we found three groups of priorities in descending order of importance: Growing revenue,... More

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

November 7, 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

2013 Payrolling & ICEC Landscape Summary

November 6, 2013

  • Excerpt from full 2013 Payrolling and IC Evaluation/Compliance Landscape Report
  • 15 payrolling providers and 15 ICEC suppliers examined
  • Companies listed by spend under management

2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Summary

November 6, 2013

  • Excerpt from full 2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Report
  • 22 VMS providers and 24 MSPs examined
  • Companies listed by spend under management

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

November 5, 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 3Q13

October 29, 2013

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index rose 20% in 3Q13
  • 15 gainers, 2 decliners
  • Outperformed S&P 500 (up 5%) and Russell 2000 (up 10%)

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Trends in staffing firm attitudes and opinions

October 17, 2013

  • This year, in addition to the internet and globalization, staffing firms were net-positive with regards to outsourcing, the economy (first time since 2009), and RPO.
  • With the exception of government regulation and the legal environment, the one year trend for all factors moved in the positive... More