Operational Metrics & Best Practices

2011 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm priorities

January 27, 2012

  • Details top three priorities given by individuals from 473 staffing firms
  • Increased emphasis on recruiting
  • Staffing firms switching from defense to offense

2011 Staffing Company Survey: What saved your business in the last recession?

January 26, 2012

  • 330 staffing firms tell how they survived the recession
  • Half of respondents cited cost-related strategies
  • Independent of specific strategy, many respondents cited the need to act quickly

Implementing Staffing Technology: Tips from the trenches

January 19, 2012

  • Best practices in implementing staffing technology
  • Importance of data migration, scope, buy-in
  • Examples of success to emulate, failures to avoid

2011 Staffing Company Survey: To what degree do staffing firms use a board of directors?

January 5, 2012

  • 46% of firms operate with board of directors (17% paid, 29% unpaid)
  • Almost half established board within first five years
  • Larger firms more likely to have a board

Best Practices in Employee Engagement

October 27, 2011

  • Recorded at the 2011 Staffing Industry Executive Forum
  • Staffing executives discuss employee engagement, company culture, and best hiring practices
  • Panel includes Michael Weinholtz (CHG Healthcare Services), Tom Gimble (The LaSalle Network), Sheldon Arora (LiquidAgents Healthcare), and Ben... More

Differentiators of the Most Successful Staffing Firms

October 19, 2011

  • Underlying trends seen in the Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms list
  • The high-growth, local-branch business model
  • The high-volume, centralized business model

Differentiators of the Most Successful Staffing Firms - September 2011

September 27, 2011

  • High growth local branch model
  • High volume/centralized delivery model
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2011 Staffing Firm Executive Compensation Analysis

August 25, 2011

  • Total compensation for the two highest‐paid staffing executives rose by a median 24.9 percent in 2010 at a group of 30 publicly held staffing firms tracked.
  • Median total compensation for the two highest-paid executives at the 30 firms tracked was $1.02 million.

2010 Contingent Buyers Survey

July 18, 2011

  • Sixth annual contingent buyers survey
  • 196 page report, complete aggregation of results
  • Contingent management strategies, industry practices and plans for future use

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