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2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Short‐term and long‐term contingent workforce projections

May 23, 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • Buyers were most bullish about the long-term prospects for high-skilled workers, SOWs, offshore workers, and outsourced company functions
  • The average reported contingent share of workforce is expected to grow from 18%... More

1Q14 Financial results for public staffing companies

May 20, 2014

  • Seventy-six percent of public staffing firms reported positive y/y revenue growth in 1Q14, down from 82% in 4Q13.
  • Median revenue grew by 6.5% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.
  • Eighty-one percent of public staffing firms reported positive net income in 1Q14.

May 2014 Outplacement Growth Update

May 20, 2014

  • Mixed Q1 results reported by publicly held companies. 
  • Adecco reported double-digit U.S. outplacement revenue growth, partly driven by the financial and pharmaceutical industries. 
  • Three percent decline projected for U.S. outplacement market in 2014.

May 2014 Retained Search Growth Update

May 16, 2014

  • SIA projects growth in the U.S. retained search market of 12% in 2014 to $6.0 billion
  • Oddly, financial services industry noted as a driver of demand in both the retained search and outplacement markets

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What drives use of contingent labor?

May 14, 2014

  • Variable and unpredictable workloads, lower risk with "try before you buy", and rapid business growth encourage use of contingent labor
  • Learning curve and loyalty factors discourage use of contingent labor
  • Buyers of professional labor are more concerned with finding quality workers,... More

SI Report Webinar - May 2014

May 13, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • ACA - three categories of options
  • Online staffing firms & compliance

May 2014 Engineering Staffing Growth Update

May 9, 2014

  • Public engineering staffing companies mostly report strong revenue growth for 1Q14
  • Oil and gas sector is driving demand for engineering staffing
  • We project 5% growth in the U.S. engineering staffing market for both 2014 and 2015

May U.S. Jobs Report

May 2, 2014

  • Total nonfarm employment rose by 288,000 in April
  • Temporary penetration rate reached 2.07%, an all-time high
  • The temporary help services industry added 24,000 jobs in April

Background Checks: Best Practices in Managing Liability in the U.S.

May 2, 2014

  • Overview of EEOC guidance and FCRA requirements
  • Relevant case law provided
  • Appendix discusses impact on contingent workforce management

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: ACA plans

May 1, 2014

  • Expectations between buyers and sellers are converging.
  • Most buyers of commercial skill sets expect bill rate increases due to ACA.
  • Few buyers note avoidance as preferred strategy.