Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: How important to temporary workers are temp-to-perm possibilities?

December 15, 2009

68% of temps seeking perm employment
Temps take temp-to-perm very seriously
Typical temp thinks odds of temp-to-perm: 40%

2009 Staffing company survey: How do staffing firms determine temporary worker wages?

December 12, 2009

Firms mostly use own historical wage data
Many report wages "dictated by buyers"
Others back into wages based on markup

2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognition (and lack therof)

October 16, 2009

Workers very familiar with Kelly Services and Manpower brands
But other staffing firm brand recognition spotty
Many workers cite top staffing brands as "fictional"

Benefits Beneficial in Recruiting, SI Review October 2009

October 13, 2009

Attract the best recruits with the right benefits package.

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Temporary worker healthcare benefits

October 13, 2009

Nearly half of temp workers have healthcare already
Most don't choose agency based on healthcare
Temps want better benefits, but pay a higher priority
But non-temps put off by poor healthcare in staffing

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

Prospects improving for U.S. IT skills supply

September 11, 2009

Student interest in computer science (CS) as major rebounds 12%
But CS declared majors still half dot-com levels
Projection: Increase in CS graduation rates by 2013

2009 staffing company survey: How often do temps return for another assignment?

July 30, 2009

Median candidate return rate: 76%-80%
A quarter of firms report return rates of 86%-90% or higher
Even direct hire candidates come back 56%-60% of the time

2009 staffing company survey: How often do candidates decline an assignment?

July 22, 2009

Median candidate decline rate is 11%-15%
Median rate roughly double in healthcare, creative/marketing
Ouch: a tenth of firms report decline in rates of 41% or more

2009 staffing company survey: Benefits offered to temporary workers

July 10, 2009

Most commonly offered benefit: paid vacation
25% give same medical ins to temps as staff get
Vulnerable: Small firm benefits not competitive
IT staffing firms offer temps best benefits
Staffing firms selling to govt also generous