Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

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

2011 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm priorities

January 27, 2012

  • Details top three priorities given by individuals from 473 staffing firms
  • Increased emphasis on recruiting
  • Staffing firms switching from defense to offense

Healthcare reform to raise costs, add administrative burden - How staffing firms should handle it

October 4, 2010

Report weighs effects of healthcare reform
Produced by employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.
Largest impact on the staffing industry will likely be "play or pay" costs
Two strategies are suggested herein to minimize these costs

2009 Staffing Company Survey: Insights Into Staffing Companies' Attitudes, Practices and Strategies

August 22, 2010

Complete 65-page survey for instant download
Aggregation of all 2009 staffing firm survey analyses
Second annual SIA survey of staffing firms
Policies on temp wages, benefits, conversion fees
Benchmarks on order fill, candidate decline/return
Staffing firm advice to contingent buyers

2010 Staffing Company Survey: How seriously do staffing firms take criminal background checks?

June 21, 2010

Firms take background checks seriously...if buyer does
But is background check service really doing the job?
Most serious about it: healthcare staffing firms