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2013 Growth Assessment: Healthcare Staffing

December 20, 2012

  • US healthcare staffing market projected to grow 8% in 2013, with "fiscal cliff" risk
  • Despite high overall U.S. unemployment, skill shortages abound in several healthcare occupations
  • "Permanent worker not available" still the healthcare buyer's main reason for using contingent... More

2013 Growth Assessment: Information Technology Staffing

December 20, 2012

  • IT staffing projected to grow 8% in 2013 
  • Healthcare IT and ICD10 fueling growth
  • IT buyers report 13% saving from using contingents
  • IT solutions represents an additional opportunity

2013 Staffing Occupational Markets Guidebook

December 19, 2012

  • Over 500 occupations analyzed for staffing potential
  • Employment, wages, temp usage detailed by occupation
  • Best 32 niche occupational temp markets identified
  • Entire data available for easy download

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm priorities

December 17, 2012

  • Management priorities deviate from defensive to offensive trend observed since recession
  • Top management priorities: Growing revenue, expanding diversifying number of clients, growing market share
  • Biggest increases from 2011: Reducing internal staff headcount, preparing for sale of the company,... More

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Percent of staffing firm revenue flowing through VMS

December 17, 2012

  • Median percent of revenue flowing through VMS: 5%
  • Firms in the finance/insurance industry; IT staffing most likely to have high portion of revenue flowing through VMS
  • Larger firms more likely to have large portion of revenue flowing through VMS 

2012 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of sales force and recruiters' compensation is typically derived from bonus?

December 17, 2012

  • Median percent of sales force compensation derived from bonus: 26%
  • Median percent of recruiters’ compensation derived from bonus: 20%
  • Firms in the finance/insurance industry; healthcare temporary staffing, typically had the most bonus-driven compensation for both salespeople and recruiters.... More

December 2012 Preliminary Forecast Comments

December 12, 2012

  • Preliminary comments ahead of April 2013 forecast
  • Finance/accounting and legal staffing appear to be underperforming targets
  • Engineering staffing doing better

Legs & Regs Advisor: December 2012

December 12, 2012

  •  Ohio PEO bill moves through house
  • Doctor claiming employee misclassification cannot pursue Title VII discrimination claim
  • Virginia drywallers awarded $101,000 in back wages
  • What the presidential election results mean for the Affordable Care Act

2012 Staffing Company Survey: What's different about consistently profitable firms?

December 12, 2012

  • Most profitable temp segment: IT staffing
  • Most profitable staffing firm size: $50 million-$100 million
  • Most profitable priority: recruiting/retaining quality staff

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Service Expansion

December 6, 2012

  • 22% of staffing firms looking to launch RPO
  • Interest in VMS also strong
  • Most commonly offered today: master supplier services