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Online Staffing Platform Businesses: Competitive Landscape

September 24, 2012

  • "Online Staffing" now a $1B industry
  •  High growth: revenues, new entrants
  • "Technology-based play"-- low markups

Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2012 Update

September 11, 2012

  • Industry projected to expand 9% in 2012 and 6% in 2013
  • Solid expansion is continued evidence of positive secular shift in demand
  • Segments headed for all-time peaks in 2012:  industrial, IT, engineering, and locum tenens staffing

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: State of Outsourcing

July 10, 2012

  • 35% of staffing firms outsource some recruiting function
  • Of these, about half use offshore resources
  • Most frequently outsourced: sourcing

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

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Implementation order of VMS and MSP

June 16, 2011

  • 60% of buyers who use both an MSP and VMS implemented the two in tandem, 40% implemented separately
  • Order of implementation does not seem to matter with respect to buyer satisfaction

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: MSP funding and method of fee calculation

June 16, 2011

  • 69% of buyers using an MSP report their MSP is entirely supplier-funded
  • 63% calculate fees as a percentage of spend under management

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in HRO & RPO usage

June 7, 2011

  • 18% of buyers currently use HRO, up from 13% in 2007
  • 22% of buyers currently use RPO, up from 14% in 2007
  • Continued growth for both is projected

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Offshoring

May 25, 2011

  • 42% of CW buyers use significant amounts of offshore outsourcing
  • 2012 estimate: 47% of CW buyers
  • SOW usage correlated to offshoring

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Evolution of supplier management strategies

April 25, 2011

  • VMS, MSP juggernaut continues
  • CW managers incorporating SOW
  • RPO, HRO gaining traction

Analysis of Kelly Services 4Q08 earnings release

January 23, 2009

Americas Commercial down 13% y/y, PTSA off 7.1% y/y
EMEA and APAC also slowing, but strong growth in Germany
Sharp decleration in Outsourcing & Consulting Group