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2013 List of Largest U.S. Direct Hire Firms

August 13, 2013

  • List of 8 firms that generated at least $25 million in direct hire revenue (13% of the market)
  • Top three:  Management Recruiters International (CDI Corp), Robert Half International, Randstad

2013 List of Largest U.S. Retained Search Firms

August 13, 2013

  • List of 9 firms that generated at least $25 million in U.S. retained search revenue (23% of the market)
  • Top Four:  Korn/Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles International, Russell Reynolds Associates, Spencer Stuart

2013 List of Largest U.S. PEO Firms

August 13, 2013

  • List of 15 firms that generated at least $50 million in U.S. PEO (Professional Employer Organization) net revenue (61% of the market)
  • Top Three:  Insperity, ADP, Oasis Outsourcing

“Online Staffing” Platforms: 2013 industry segment landscape

August 9, 2013

  • 67 online staffing firms listed and described
  • Four largest: oDesk, Elance,, Zhubajie (Pig Network)
  • How online staffing fits into human cloud space

Webinar - 2013 Executive Summary Sales Compensation Practices for Staffing - August 2013

August 8, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Sales compensation practices for Staffing
  • Approximately 1 hour

Trends in U.S. staffing market concentration and staffing firm rankings, 2007-2012

August 7, 2013

  • Detailed overview of market concentration trends, and U.S. largest staffing firm rankings from 2007-2012
  • Market share of top 15 firms increased by an average of +1.5 percentage points/year from 2007-2012
  • 15 large firms noted for exceptional increase in industry rank

August 2013 Preliminary Forecast Comments

August 7, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of September 2013 forecast
  • Growth in office/clerical, engineering/design, and retained search staffing appear to be doing better than forecast
  • Growth in Allied healthcare staffing appears slower than projected

Affordable Care Act - The "Play-or-Pay" Employer Penalties and How to Avoid Them

August 6, 2013

  • An overview of the two penalties under the ACA's "employer shared responsibility" provision
  • To avoid both penalties, large employers must offer 95%of workers coverage that is "affordable" and "adequate"
  • Most companies are likely to either offer major medical as a... More

August 2013 Jobs Report Digest

August 6, 2013

  • Temporary help jobs up 7,700 in July, and up 6.7% versus last year
  • Total non-farm employment up 162,000 in July
  • The temp penetration rate stays at 1.98%

2Q13 Employment Hotlist: The fastest-growing U.S. job markets, by detailed industry and geography

August 6, 2013

  • Best industry: Professional and business services tops list of eleven major industries. 
  • Government takes last place, losing average of 6,200 jobs per month over the past three months.
  • Non-supervisory employees at petroleum refineries have highest average weekly overtime hours
  • Best state... More