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U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: April 2013 Update

April 9, 2013

  • U.S. Staffing Market to Grow 6% in 2013
  • Healthcare segment up 9%, IT and Marketing/Creative up 8%
  • U.S. Market Size is Near Historic Peak, Adjusting for Inflation

SI Report Webinar - April 2013

April 9, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Introducing our Internal Compensation Estimator tool

EEOC background check guidance adds difficulty for staffing firms

April 5, 2013

  • Revised guidance causing difficulties for staffing firms
  • Change in rules aimed at "disparate impact" on some groups
  • New, more complicated rules, make it harder to be compliant

Retained Search Growth Update - April 2013

April 4, 2013

  • Public companies reported declining search revenue in American geographies in 2H12, and throughout 2012.
  • Internal employment at retained search firms declined in recent months, however on an annual basis, the industry gained roughly 4,500 jobs over the past twelve months.
  • We estimate that the... More

Temporary IT workers: Preferences, satisfaction and agency selection

April 3, 2013

IT staffing firms score an NPS of 50% from temps; most IT temps use firms as stepping stones for full-time work; for temps, it's not all about compensation.


Finance/Accounting Growth Update - April 2013

April 3, 2013

  • Public companies in the American finance/accounting staffing industry reported moderate annual sales growth in the second half of 2012, continuing a trend of positive growth beginning in early 2011.
  • Median year-over-year revenue growth was 8% in February 2013, according to Pulse Survey respondents.... More

2013 Temporary Worker Survey: The Truth About Benefits and Bonuses (through the eyes of temporary workers)

April 2, 2013

  • Health/dental benefits most frequent
  • Referral bonuses most common
  • Benefits/bonuses vary by occupation

Engineering Growth Update - April 2013

April 2, 2013

  • Public companies generally exhibited slow to moderate engineering sales growth in 2H12, sub-categories varied significantly. 
  • Among Pulse Survey respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 15% in February, in line with levels seen over the past twelve months.
  • Total employment growth in industries... More

Information Technology Growth Update - April 2013

April 1, 2013

  • On Assignment's Oxford segment experienced fastest 2H12 revenue growth, +26% y/y  in 3Q12, +27% y/y in 4Q12. 
  • Among Pulse respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 5% in February.
  • Median unemployment rate for computer and mathematical occupations fell roughly .7 percentage points between... More

4Q12 Gross Margin and Bill Rate Trends

March 29, 2013

  • In 4Q12, gross margins increased by an average of 30 bps at large public firms
  • However, a broader set of 17 firms saw gross margin decline a median 20 bps
  • Bill rates in commercial staffing grew in 4Q12, with slight acceleration in O/C and slight deceleration in Industrial