Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: The Use of Metrics Among Staffing Firms

July 5, 2012

  • Underwhelming penetration of TA metrics
  • Average staffing firm used 6 TA metrics
  • Only 2 metrics used by over 60% of firms

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: What specific skills are buyers having trouble recruiting?

July 3, 2012

  • IT and engineering firms cite the greatest number of specific recruiting challenges
  • Hard-to-find skills also listed for logistics, marketing/creative and office/clerical

2012 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection (& Appendix: 2009 Contingent Worker Survey)

July 2, 2012

  • View into temp motivations, choices and attitudes
  • Positive agency relationship a major influencer
  • Human factors trump higher pay and benefits

2012 Temporary Worker Survey: Are temps satisfied with their agencies?

June 25, 2012

  • Temps are overall very satisfied (45% NPS)
  • Communication is a key factor for temps
  • Other "soft human factors" can be important
  • Practical "job information" important too

First SIA Survey of Staffing Firms Recruiting/Talent Acquisition Practices

June 5, 2012

  • SIA's first survey of staffing firm recruiting/talent practices
  • Well over 100 respondents from a broad range of firms
  • Key insights into organization, process, and technology

2012 Temporary Worker Survey: What has been your primary reason to work as a temporary employee?

May 31, 2012

  • 75% of temps seek permanent employment
  • 10% just working for the income
  • 15% preferred temping for other non-pecuniary reasons

2012 Temporary Worker Survey: What was your hourly pay rate for your most recent contract/temp assignment?

May 30, 2012

  • Reported temp pay rates and ranges for occupational groups
  • Pay rate "range" for highest paid was 4-5 times greater than for lowest paid
  • Skill ranges probably account for corresponding pay rate range differences

2012 Temporary Worker Survey: What Are Staffing Firms Doing Right? What Could They Do Better?

April 30, 2012

  • Top thing to improve: "communications," cited more frequently than pay or benefits
  • In general, soft factors very significant for temps
  • Among temps who liked agency, many cited positive attitude of staff, good communication, timely pay

2012 Temporary Worker Survey: How did you first learn about your current staffing firm?

April 19, 2012

  • #1 way temps found agency: "they contacted me"
  • Referrals, job board, and web searches also cited frequently
  • Less effective than expected: Social networking, branding

Talent Acquisition Technology (TAT): What is it and where is it going?

March 23, 2012

  • An introduction to talent acquisition technology for staffing firms
  • Tsunami of change in progress
  • Challenges and opportunities identified