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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

4Q12 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

March 26, 2013

  • 4Q12 revenue rises a median 2.5% among 10 large staffing firms
  • 4Q12 revenue up a median 4.0% among 23 staffing firms tracked
  • 81% reported positive net income, while gross margins down a median 40 basis points

Direct Hire Growth Update - March 2013

March 26, 2013

  • Public companies reported mixed results in their direct hire/permanent placement businesses in second half of 2012, though growth of some degree was typical.
  • Monthly Pulse Survey trends indicate pattern of positive but decelerating growth.
  • On a weighted average basis, employment growth in industries... More

“Recruitment in the Cloud,” A Discussion About the Co-evolution of Recruiting With Cloud and Semantic Search Technologies

March 19, 2013

  • Cloud and semantic technologies impacting recruiting
  • More powerful, useful than last-gen "keyword search"
  • Heightened integration and leveraging information

Survey: Temporary Workers Are Quite Satisfied With Their Staffing Agencies

March 14, 2013

  • Overall average NPS 45% (same as last year)
  • Office/Business occupations scored above average
  • Soft factors (trust in firm, etc,) correlated most with NPS

SIA Recruitment Process Outsourcing Survey Results

March 13, 2013

  • Global RPO market estimated at $4 billion
  • US RPO market estimated between $1.5 and $2.0 billion
  • Results of our survey of RPO providers in this report

SI Report Webinar - March 2013

March 12, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Top SIA ideas to boost your business

2013 US Employment Expense Report

March 8, 2013

  • Our latest US Employment Expense Report and tool are both available for download
  • Access average workers' compensation rates by occupation and state
  • Average SUTA rates available by state

NA Legs & Regs Advisor - March 2013

March 5, 2013

  • Department of Labor issues guidance on criminal records in hiring
  • OSHA issues interim final rule on Affordable Care Act whistleblower protection Provisions
  • Federal court orders company to pay misclassified teleworkers $1.3 million in back pay
  • Oregon introduces bill prohibiting discrimination... More

How does brand recognition by temporary workers vary across a range of staffing firms and non-staffing firms?

March 4, 2013

  • 60% average correct categorization
  • "Big name" firms topped the list
  • Wide variance of correct categorization