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2014 Contingent Buyers Survey - Initial Findings

April 24, 2014

This report contains results from 33 questions, including questions regarding:

  • Common practices among buyers of staffing services
  • Plans for future use of staffing services
  • Factors that encourage or discourage use of staffing

How to Drive Sourcing and Hiring Success - Webinar

April 15, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Best practices for sourcing contingent & full-time talent
  • Eliminate errors & improve quality of candidates

Trends in Labor Arbitrage

April 15, 2014

This report brings together three different management strands into one overarching theme and highlights important trends in each relating to the use of contingent workers.


U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast - April 2014 Update

April 8, 2014

  • We forecast the U.S. temporary staffing industry to grow 6% in 2014 and 7% in 2015
  • Forecasted 2014 growth rates raised for most segments, except healthcare staffing
  • Growth driven primarily by stronger U.S. economy and aided by several secular drivers

SI Report Webinar - April 2014

April 8, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • April forecast
  • Internal compensation estimator tool

2014 Internal Employee Compensation Estimator

April 4, 2014

  • The Excel companion file associated with this report contains the 2014 Staffing Compensation Estimator, a tool that calculates pay ranges for a staffing agency’s internal employees.
  • When estimating pay for internal employees, the Staffing Compensation Estimator accounts for experience, cost-of-living... More

NA Legs & Regs Advisor - First Quarter 2014

April 3, 2014

  • Legislation could raise Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employee
  • OSHA discusses who is responsible for recording temps’ injuries
  • Legislation would raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour
  • White House looking at update to ‘white collar’ overtime exemption
  • Federal agencies... More

4Q13 Gross Margins For Public Staffing Companies

April 1, 2014

  • In a set of sixteen public companies, almost two thirds reported a y/y increase in gross margin percentage in 4Q13.
  • Gross margins among the sixteen companies declined as a result of the 2008-2009 recession and have remained flat since that time.
  • PPI data suggests that office/clerical rates continue... More

North America News Report March 2014

April 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms: Staffing Firms' Response and Engagement

March 31, 2014

  • Online Staffing and Human Cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest for many staffing firms since 2012 and some staffing firms are beginning to engage with these platforms actively in productive and innovative ways.
  • Data show that staffing firm awareness, business interest in, and actual... More