Archived Articles

Building a team of A players

April 17, 2009

The Art Critic, the Suitor, the Sponge and the Fortuneteller:  profiles and lessons in voodoo hiring
How to transform internal hiring decisions into a source of differentiation
A more effective approach to managing the hiring process in four steps

Outplacement growth update

April 15, 2009

Outplacement projected to grow 20% in 2009
Key driver: layoffs running 33% higher y/y
CEOs see no end in sight for downsizings

IT solutions growth update

April 10, 2009

IT solutions bucking the downturn
Total revenue up 15.3% y/y, but smaller firms slowing
Billing rates coming under pressure

Hottest (and coldest) metro markets update

April 8, 2009

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC takes first place
Comeback kings: West Palm Beach FL and Bakersfield CA
Getting worse: Metros near Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas

Staffing Industry Stock Index analysis

April 1, 2009

SISI up 10.8% in March, outperforms S&P 500
15 gainers, 5 decliners
Weak demand in nurse staffing drives bearish guidance in healthcare

Clinical Scientific staffing growth update

March 31, 2009

Project 2009 contraction of 2.0%
Estimated market size of $1.5 billion
Aerotek is largest provider

Healthcare staffing growth update

March 31, 2009

Lowering 2009 growth projection to -6.0%
Contraction in nursing more than offsets growth in locum and allied
Healthcare employment continues to increase

PEO staffing growth update

March 30, 2009

Revenue deterioration remains modest among largest publicly-held PEOs
ADP and Administaff continue to generate positive, albeit decelerating, y/y growth
Barrett Business Services sees y/y declines moderate nominally

Allied health staffing growth update

March 30, 2009

Lowering 2009 growth projection to 2.0%
Allied market projected to surpass per diem nursing in 2009
PT holding up relatively well

Commercial staffing growth update

March 27, 2009

Commercial staffing sees accelerating downdraft
Industrial in sharper decline than office/clerical
Economic trends affirm negative outlook