Place & Search, RPO

CITATION — U.S. Economic Census: Executive search services

April 20, 2010

Executive search revenue reached $7.18 billion in 2007
Search revenue rose 56.0% between 2002 and 2007
Executive search firms highly specialized

Largest direct hire staffing firms in the U.S.

December 18, 2009

16 firms make $25m cut, comprising 18% of market
Robert Half is largest with 4% market share
Direct hire segment notably fragmented

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"