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2013 US Statutory Expense Tool

April 23, 2013

  • Our latest Excel tool of US Statutory Expenses available for download
  • Access average workers' compensation rates by occupation and state
  • Average SUTA rates available by state

Healthcare Growth Update - April 2013

April 18, 2013

  • While generally positive, publicly-held healthcare staffing firms reported a wide range of revenue growth rates in 2H12, with wider variation within specific healthcare sub-segments. 
  • According to Pulse survey respondents in the allied healthcare staffing segment, median y/y revenue growth... More

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1Q13

April 17, 2013

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index up 19% in 1Q13
  • 14 gainers, 3 decliners
  • Outperformed S&P 500 (up 10%) and Russell 2000 (up 12%)

Commercial Growth Update - April 2013

April 16, 2013

  • Public companies exhibited small declines and single-digit revenue growth in 2H12, continuing a slowing growth trend beginning in late 2011. 
  • In January and February, Pulse data showed median revenue growth rates decelerated in both the office/clerical and industrial segments.
  • Total employment... More

2013 Temporary Worker Survey: How many different staffing agencies are temporary workers currently signed up with?

April 10, 2013

  • Most work for only one firm at a time
  • About 30% work with more than one
  • Data unclear on what drives this 30% 

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.