Place & Search, RPO

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

Direct hire staffing growth update

March 12, 2009

Direct hire continues accelerating downdraft
Related economic and labor trend data all pointing negative
Staffing Industry Analysts forecasts 2009 down 35%

Where employment is still booming

March 5, 2009

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

Who's who in sourcing

January 30, 2009

A selection of useful links on finding hard-to-find job candidates
Information on expert filtering and screening techniques
Where to find the "Google Cheat Sheet"

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

Staffing industry forecast: 2009 - The dark before the dawn

January 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts cuts industry forecast for 2009
Segment and sector downgrades widespread
No sign of economic recovery yet

The labor market for contract legal jobs

December 23, 2008

Useful online resource specializing in legal contingent segment
Includes directory of legal staffing firms by state
Frequently updated blog focusing on document review

Retained search growth update

December 12, 2008

Two retained search heavyweights experiencing slowing demand
Korn/Ferry cutting staff; Heidrick expects 2% growth in 2008
One positive common denominator: growth still seen in life sciences

Direct hire staffing growth update

December 11, 2008

Direct hire bleeding continues in 3Q
Outlook remains bleak -- continued contraction projected
Direct hire businesses cutting staff 5%