Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Temporary worker satisfaction and loyalty

December 19, 2009

Only 9% of temps prefer being a temp
Temp work, not agencies, gets lowest marks
But nine in ten would (reluctantly) temp again

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Why freelancers don't work through temporary staffing agencies

December 19, 2009

Top reason: simply enjoy being truly independent
But freelancers also underestimate what agencies offer
One in five think agencies charge a fee

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Do temporary workers sourced in some ways perform better than others?

December 17, 2009

Good agency reputation brings in best-performing temps
Temps from job fairs also outperform
Worst: Temps referred by employers they inquired at

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