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Affordable Care Act - The “Skinny” on Limited Benefit Plans: A Good Option for Controlling the Cost of Compliance?

July 9, 2013

  • An overview of "Skinny Plans" as a low cost option for ACA compliance
  • Are they legal? Probably, but some uncertainty
  • Four Skinny Plan providers identified

SI Report Webinar - July 2013

July 9, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • More on Skinny Med Plans for ACA

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey: Buyers' international presence

July 3, 2013

  • Information on which North America-based buyers have an international presence, and which are interested in expanding their program to cover new areas

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey: Who is managing and who should manage buyers' CW programs?

July 2, 2013

  • Overall, equal proportions of buyers say their programs are managed by HR and procurement, but variations exist by industry and size
  • Differences in opinion with respect to who should manage the CW program exist as well

2013 List of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms

July 1, 2013

  • The list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms includes 92 firms that posted compound annual revenue growth rates of 15 percent or more.
  • The top 10 fastest-growing firms had a median growth rate of 73.8 percent.

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey: Evolution of supplier management strategies

July 1, 2013

  • Most common management strategies in use today include approved lists of suppliers, vendor management systems (VMSs), programs to encourage use of woman- and minority-owned suppliers, managed service providers (MSPs) and use of domestic outsourcing
  • Large buyers were more likely to manage... More

Staffing “Recruitment Metrics” Data Analysis: "Fill Ratios" and "Time-to-Fill Statistics"

June 28, 2013

  • Two key recruitment metrics
  • Vary across staffing segment
  • Vary across contract vs perm

2013 List of Largest U.S. IT Staffing Firms

June 27, 2013

  • 32 firms generated at least $100 million in U.S. IT staffing revenue, for a total of $13.7 billion (60% of the market)
  • Top four: TEKsystems (Allegis), On Assignment, Randstad Technologies, Experis (ManpowerGroup)
  • On Assignment climbs to number two ranking, after Apex Systems acquisition

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey: VMS and MSP trends

June 27, 2013

  • The three year moving average of MSP use and VMS use remained stable in 2013, comparable to same levels reached in 2011 and 2012
  • Larger buyers tend to be heavier users of VMS and MSP

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey: Use of SLAs and Key Performance Indicators for managing MSPs

June 27, 2013

  • Use of SLAs standard practice for managing MSPs
  • Most common KPIs include stakeholder satisfaction, time to fill (cycle time), cost savings, fill rate, minimizing turnover and worker quality