Place & Search, RPO

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%

Direct Hire Staffing Growth Update

September 8, 2011

  • Direct hire coming back strong, despite high college-level unemployment
  • Public companies are optimistic about direct hire and indicate they will be hiring more employees in their direct hire divisions

The 2011 Book of Lists: A complete collection of staffing firm rankings and lists

August 11, 2011

  • Compilation of all 26 SIA annual lists in one sortable Excel workbook
  • Ranks hundreds of staffing firms' staffing revenue domestically, globally, and by staffing sector
  • Opportunity lists: fastest-growing, diversity, mentors/proteges, acquirers

2011 List of Largest U.S. Retained Search Firms

July 26, 2011

  • Lists seven companies with at least $25M in U.S. retained search revenue
  • Top three companies: Korn/Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Companies cumulatively represent 21% of U.S. retained search market

2011 List of Largest U.S. Providers of Direct Hire

July 26, 2011

  • Lists seven companies with at least $25M in U.S. direct hire revenue
  • Top company: Robert Half International
  • Companies cumulatively represent 10% of U.S. direct hire market

Dan Pink Video

July 7, 2010

Watch the full webinar on demand 
Analysis of temp employment trends 
Highest bang-to-buck sales & marketing tactics
Trends in off-shored recruiting

U.S. Economic Census: Permanent placement/direct hire

April 23, 2010

Revenue reached $11.83 billion in 2007
Employment agencies get lion's share -- 81% of perm placement revenue
But temp staffing firms notable for $2.0 billion -- 18% of total