Operational Metrics & Best Practices

North American Listed Staffing 4Q14 Financial Results

March 24, 2015

  • Among 24 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 4Q14 revenue increased by a median 5.4% year-over-year.
  • Seventy-five percent experienced positive y/y revenue growth, down from 3Q14's 89%.
  • Seventy-one percent reported positive net income, down from 78% in 3Q14.

Insights from Fast-Growing Industrial Staffing Firms

March 10, 2015

  • We interviewed CEOs at seven fast-growing industrial staffing firms
  • The seven firms achieved organic average annual revenue growth of 43% from 2009 to 2013, compared with 13% growth in the segment
  • CEOs discussed competitive differentiators, growth drivers, outlook, and the Affordable Care Act... More

2015 U.S. Internal Employee Compensation Estimator

February 19, 2015

  • This interactive tool displays annual compensation data for staffing firm professionals.
  • Compensation is broken out by experience, job title, company size and skill segment.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Technology

December 19, 2014

  • RPO providers were surveyed with regard to technology solutions and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  • We asked respondents two questions: “What technology solutions are used to support the RPO process?” and “What percent of your RPO hires go through the following ATS platforms?”

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Most frequently recommended vendors

November 26, 2014

  • Staffing firms were asked to recommend their top two favorite vendors, and to explain their selection
  • Four vendors received 20 or more recommendations, 25 additional received at least three 
  • Job boards and front office solutions platforms topped the list

3Q14 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

November 18, 2014

  • Among 27 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 3Q14 revenue increased 8.9% y/y (median).
  • Eighty-nine percent experienced positive y/y revenue growth, up from 2Q14's 74%.
  • Seventy-eight percent reported positive net income, down from 83% in 2Q14.

2014 Staffing Company Survey: How often do temporary workers quit an assignment early? How often are they dismissed for poor performance?

November 14, 2014

  • Median quit rate: 5%
  • Median early termination rate: 4%
  • Rates vary markedly by skill segment

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm management rates of compensation

November 6, 2014

  • 250 Staffing execs reported total comp
  • Benchmark comp calculated for CEO, CFO, COO, Sales positions
  • Comp trending up for most, but not for sales

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing Networking Groups

October 30, 2014

  • 21 networks and associations identified
  • Report covers U.S., Europe and Australia/NZ
  • Most commonly mentioned: ASA, APSCO, RSCA

2014 Staffing Company Survey: What's a typical order fill rate and time to fill for staffing firms?

October 24, 2014

  • Benchmark order fill rates and time to fill
  • Metrics by skill segment and firms size
  • Metrics for temporary staffing and direct hire