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2012 Staffing Company Survey: Hiring Expectations

November 12, 2012

  • More than 70% of staffing firms expect to hire more sales staff and recruiters in 2013
  • Hiring a lot: staffing firms operating in tech sector/skills
  • Less hiring: staffing firms in office/clerical

"Online Staffing" Platforms: Threats and/or Opportunities for Other Staffing Businesses

November 8, 2012

  • Online staffing must be assessed, not ignored
  • Effective responses not based on misconceptions
  • Threats and opportunities may not be obvious

Best and Worst U.S. Industry Job Markets

November 7, 2012

  • Best employment trend: Food services and drinking places 
  • Worst employment trend: Local government excluding education services
  • Comparative analysis and ranking among 73 industries

Best and Worst U.S. State and Metro Job Markets

November 7, 2012

  • Best states: Texas, Indiana, Florida, California, Illinois
  • Worst states: West Virginia, Louisiana ,New Mexico, Connecticut, Virginia
  • Best metros: Phoenix (AZ), Orlando (FL), Northern Virginia (VA), Dallas (TX), Oklahoma (OK)

Retained Search Growth Update - November 2012

November 5, 2012

  • Publicly-held retained search firms report y/y revenue declines
  • However, internal employment up 11% y/y in September
  • Market expected to grow 3% in 2013 

Direct Hire Staffing Growth Update - October 2012

November 1, 2012

  • Solid to strong y/y revenue growth reported by publicly-held staffing firms in 3Q12
  • Market expected to grow 8% in 2013 
  • Pulse survey indicates uptick in activity in September  

SI Report Webinar - October 2012

October 9, 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing and employment trends
  • Buyer survey data

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 3Q12

October 8, 2012

  • Index of 17 publicly-held firms unchanged in 3Q12
  • 11 gainers, 6 decliners
  • Median gain of 4% by index firms offset by Robert Half Intl. decline

Marketing Creative Staffing Growth Update - October 2012

October 3, 2012

  • Market expected to grow 8% in 2013
  • Total employment growth y/y positive for advertising and marketing consulting industries, but flat for graphic design and market research industries
  • Unemployment rates remain high relative to other professional occupations 

Legal Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 28, 2012

  • Public staffing firms report mixed results in 2Q12
  • Legal services employment declined 70K during the recession and only 9K jobs have returned
  • High number of acquisitions reported in 1H12