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Online Work Platform Models and Labor-related Compliance: Why It’s Not A Contradiction in Terms

March 3, 2014

  • As online work platforms have become more visible to staffing businesses and buyers, questions have arisen as to whether these platform businesses can really act like typical staffing firms.
  • Online work platforms can act in ways that are similar to the more established, typical staffing business/compliance... More

North America News Report February 2014

March 3, 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 the news by topic and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

2014 Temporary Worker Survey: How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

February 24, 2014

  • Overall net promoter score was a respectable 42%
  • Agencies get good feedback in "quality of relationship" measures
  • Trust and quality of relationship were most correlated with temp satisfaction 

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – What temps think about treatment at client companies

February 18, 2014

  • Roughly a third of workers expressed some form of unsolicited praise 
  • Industrial workers were the most likely to express praise, healthcare workers were the least likely
  • The most common requests were: increase and improve communication and feedback, increase pay, and offer transition to... More

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – How much is a typical referral bonus?

February 13, 2014

  • Bonuses are typically $100 or less, or $500 or more - with few in between
  • Higher wages typically mean higher referral bonuses
  • Referral bonuses are possibly underutilized - only 28% of temporary workers reported being offered a referral bonus

2022 employment projections and long-term U.S. staffing industry forecast

February 13, 2014

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10.8% employment growth from 2012 to 2022
  • SIA forecasts 3.1% annual growth in temporary services employment from 2012 to 2022
  • Report provides employment forecast for 667 detailed occupations organized by staffing segment

Contingent Workforce Legislative and Regulatory Update for 2014 - February 2014

February 13, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Get a concise update on the most critical changes that will affect contingent work at the local, state and national level.
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

February Jobs Report

February 11, 2014

  • U.S. payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January
  • Temporary help employment gained 8,100 jobs in January
  • U.S. temp penetration rate now stands at 2.02%.  

SI Report Webinar - February 2014

February 11, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing Industry long run forecast
  • M&A trends and multiples

2014 Temporary Workers Survey - How would you find a specialist recruiter?

February 7, 2014

  • More than 4,800 temporary workers surveyed on their primary method for finding a recruiter
  • Contacting a staffing agency less popular than asking a friend or searching the internet
  • Results vary substantially by occupation