Region - North America

May 2014 Retained Search Growth Update

May 16, 2014

  • SIA projects growth in the U.S. retained search market of 12% in 2014 to $6.0 billion
  • Oddly, financial services industry noted as a driver of demand in both the retained search and outplacement markets

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What drives use of contingent labor?

May 14, 2014

  • Variable and unpredictable workloads, lower risk with "try before you buy", and rapid business growth encourage use of contingent labor
  • Learning curve and loyalty factors discourage use of contingent labor
  • Buyers of professional labor are more concerned with finding quality workers,... More

May 2014 Engineering Staffing Growth Update

May 9, 2014

  • Public engineering staffing companies mostly report strong revenue growth for 1Q14
  • Oil and gas sector is driving demand for engineering staffing
  • We project 5% growth in the U.S. engineering staffing market for both 2014 and 2015

Background Checks: Best Practices in Managing Liability in the U.S.

May 2, 2014

  • Overview of EEOC guidance and FCRA requirements
  • Relevant case law provided
  • Appendix discusses impact on contingent workforce management

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: ACA plans

May 1, 2014

  • Expectations between buyers and sellers are converging.
  • Most buyers of commercial skill sets expect bill rate increases due to ACA.
  • Few buyers note avoidance as preferred strategy.

North America News Report April 2014

May 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse the news by topic and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

A Look at the U.S. Temporary Workforce Environment

April 25, 2014

  • Overview of the U.S. legal landscape
  • Affordable Care Act, IC misclassification and other key topics discussed
  • Details on employers' statutory costs

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey - Initial Findings

April 24, 2014

This report contains results from 33 questions, including questions regarding:

  • Common practices among buyers of staffing services
  • Plans for future use of staffing services
  • Factors that encourage or discourage use of staffing

U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast - April 2014 Update

April 8, 2014

  • We forecast the U.S. temporary staffing industry to grow 6% in 2014 and 7% in 2015
  • Forecasted 2014 growth rates raised for most segments, except healthcare staffing
  • Growth driven primarily by stronger U.S. economy and aided by several secular drivers

2014 Internal Employee Compensation Estimator

April 4, 2014

  • The Excel companion file associated with this report contains the 2014 Staffing Compensation Estimator, a tool that calculates pay ranges for a staffing agency’s internal employees.
  • When estimating pay for internal employees, the Staffing Compensation Estimator accounts for experience, cost-of-living... More