Place & Search, RPO

Direct hire staffing growth update

August 19, 2009

Freefall continues: down 57% y/y in 1H09
Staffing firms not optimistic for Q3
Key driver to watch: college-level unemplyment

Where employment is still booming: June update

June 29, 2009

Ten industries that are bucking the trend
Employment trends in 114 industries examined and analyzed
Worst performing industry-temporary help

May staffing sales trends: Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey

June 12, 2009

May staffing sales growth by segment & sector
Strongest segments: engineering, clinical/sci, locums, IT
Weakest segments: allied hc, marketing, travel nursing
Most optimistic: staffing firms serving finance/insurance mkt

Retained search growth update

June 10, 2009

Sector plunges in 1Q09
Economic trends portend continued decline
Staffing Industry Analysts projects 40% contraction in 2009

Staffing industry forecast: May update

May 26, 2009

1Q09 worse than expected
Recent stabilization could be driven by seasonality
Expect slow recovery

Direct hire growth update

May 21, 2009

Direct hire continues freefall, no stabilization
Public company forward-looking guidance not optimistic
Key driver to watch: college-level unemployment

Commercial staffing 1Q09 early returns

April 30, 2009

First quarter 2009 weak, as expected
But recent months show hints of stabilization
Branch closings, aggressive cost-cutting common

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Many think agencies charge temps a fee

April 29, 2009

Misperception widespread across occupations, industries
Workers who believe a fee charged less likely to temp
Best practice: remind prospects you're a "no fee agency"

Staffing industry forecast: March update

March 27, 2009

2009 staffing industry growth projection lowered to -12.7%
2009 growth projection for temporary help lowered to -10.4%
Healthcare staffing gets largest downgrade

Retained search growth update

March 13, 2009

Sector finally falls in 4Q
Economic trends portend continued decline
Staffing Industry Analysts projects 30% contraction in 2009