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Crowdsourcing Platforms

July 16, 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1H14

July 1, 2014

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index declined 0.3% in 1H14
  • Five stocks advanced, 12 declined
  • Underperformed S&P 500 (up 6.1%) and Russell 2000 (up 2.5%)

SI Report Webinar - June 2014

June 10, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • 2014 Survey of Contingent Workforce Buyers
  • Approximately 1 hour

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

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

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