Place & Search, RPO

SIA Recruitment Process Outsourcing Survey Results

March 13, 2013

  • Global RPO market estimated at $4 billion
  • US RPO market estimated between $1.5 and $2.0 billion
  • Results of our survey of RPO providers in this report

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Service Expansion

December 6, 2012

  • 22% of staffing firms looking to launch RPO
  • Interest in VMS also strong
  • Most commonly offered today: master supplier services

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Temp-to-Perm Conversion Rates

November 13, 2012

  • Median temp-to-perm conversion: 15%
  • Highest: Firms serving manufacturing sector report 33% conversion
  • Lowest: Firms serving healthcare sector report 5% conversion

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  

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: The Use of TA Technology Among Staffing Firms

July 11, 2012

  • Staffing firms with core ATS:  93%
  • Top two trends: social and mobile
  • Biggest barrier: organization factors

Retained Search Growth Update

March 27, 2012

  • Public firms report growth in 2011, yet deceleration
  • Internal employment declined in last 3 months
  • Unemployment rate for managers still 50% above long term average

Direct Hire Staffing Growth Update

March 21, 2012

  • Public firms report double-digit growth in 2011
  • January Pulse survey indicates 80% of firms report y/y growth
  • Internal employment grew by 12% in 2011

Retained Search Staffing Growth Update

September 14, 2011

  • Retained search projected to grow 12% in 2011 and 8% in 2012
  • Public companies report strong revenue growth in 2Q11
  • However, internal hiring at retained search firms down 10%