CWS Council Research

Trends in Supplier Management Strategies

September 14, 2015

  • Sixty-nine percent of buyers surveyed use a VMS, 66% use MSP
  • VMS and MSP use rose sharply through about 2011 and then plateaued
  • Share of buyers using a vendor for independent contractor (IC) compliance rose in 2011-2015

2015 Most Complex Staffing Markets Globally

September 11, 2015

  • 55 different staffing markets assessed across six Continents.
  • Complex markets identified among both emerging and established staffing markets.
  • Italy is ranked the most complex staffing market at the moment, followed by Brazil. 

Pricing Statement-of-Work Engagements: Models, Strategies & Tactics

September 8, 2015

  • Compare the value proposition of SOW projects and managed services vs staff aug and outsourcing
  • Understand the four common pricing models and type of engagement to which each is best suited
  • Explore strategic considerations for pricing and sourcing of SOW projects and services

Future Workforce: Next Generation Workforce Management - August 2015

August 26, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Leverage new techniques to help identify, engage and retain talent
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Global Buyers Survey: Hardest-to-recruit skills

August 24, 2015

  • IT staffing buyers most often mentioned data/data scientist roles as difficult to recruit
  • Engineering buyers named aerospace engineers most frequently
  • Industrial buyers mention truck drivers most often

Contingent Share of Workforce

August 14, 2015

  • Average share of workers who are contingent remained at 18% among buyers surveyed
  • Half of buyers expected their contingent share to grow over next two years
  • Median projected growth in number of contingent workers over next two years was 17%

Affordable Care Act’s impact on bill rates and buyer strategies

August 7, 2015

  • Buyers reported a variety of methods suppliers used to pass on ACA costs
  • For 30% of buyers, suppliers' cost pass-through method was not the preferred choice
  • Buyers reported a wide distribution of ACA-related bill rate increases

2015 VMS & MSP Competitive Landscape

July 31, 2015

  • Global VMS and MSP markets continue to grow robustly
  • Penetration of VMS and MSP in US contingent workforce market plateauing
  • Report contains VMS and MSP market estimates for North America and Europe

2015 Contingent Buyers Survey - North America - Initial Insights

July 24, 2015

  • Survey results from 202 North America contingent buyers
  • 41 questions including assignment length, ACA, and many others

The Human Cloud Landscape

July 22, 2015

  • Market size estimate by work location, Human Cloud segment, and B2B vs. B2C
  • Largest three providers by 2014 spend are Uber, Didi Kuaidi, and UpWork
  • Overview of Online Staffing Platforms, Crowdsourcing, and Online Work Services