Margins, Pay & Bill Rates, Fees

First Quarter 2011 Financial Results for 26 Publicly Held Staffing Firms

June 14, 2011

  • First quarter revenue up median 19.0% at largest firms
  • AMN up 60.1% reflecting Medfinders buy, 17% organic growth
  • Complete revenue & income table for 26 publicly reporting firm

Long-Term Trend in Staffing Gross Margins and Bill Rates

June 7, 2011

  • Margin trends tracked for 25 large public staffing firms
  • Margins depend heavily on overall economy
  • Commercial wages increasing faster than bill rates

Trends in gross margins, bill and pay rates

September 30, 2010

Gross margins stabilize in 2Q10
But unemployment taxes, healthcare benefits a drag
BLS reports rise in bill rate for commerical temps

2010 staffing executive compensation analysis

August 27, 2010

Total compensation fell by 10% for highest paid execs at public firms
Robert Half CEO ranks as highest paid at $6.1 million
Median total compensation for 52 executives was $931,519

2009 Staffing Company Survey: Insights Into Staffing Companies' Attitudes, Practices and Strategies

August 22, 2010

Complete 65-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 staffing firm survey analyses
Second annual SIA survey of staffing firms
Policies on temp wages, benefits, conversion fees
Benchmarks on order fill, candidate decline/return
Staffing firm advice to contingent buyers

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How much do staffing firms typically charge for direct hire?

May 27, 2010

Typical direct hire fee charged is 20% of salary
Remarkably uniform across type of staffing firm
Notable exception: healthcare staffing firms charge less

Trends in gross margins, bill and pay rates

May 22, 2010

Average gross margin slips for public staffing firms in 1Q
SUTA cited as the main reason for the decline
BLS' bill rate index for office/clerical and industrial occupations moving up

First quarter 2010 financial results for 31 publicly-held staffing firms

May 21, 2010

Revenue rose median 3.2% at 10 of the largest public staffing firms
Revenue fell median 0.5% at all 31 public staffing firms tracked
Global economy and labor markets showing 'signs of life'
Some executives weigh in on healthcare reform's impact

SPECIAL REPORT: 2010 Temporary Jobs Guidebook: Niche Market Opportunities for Staffing Firms

March 29, 2010

Key temp statistics at an occupational level
500 occupations analyzed and detailed
Top niche markets identified
User-friendly excel file available for download

CWS Council - Insight - Changes in SUTA / FUTA and how they affect the Contingent Workforce

February 23, 2010

High unemployment in many states has resulted in dramatic increases to the SUTA rates
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base
Many providers are looking to their customers to help... More