Region - North America

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

June 19, 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: How do buyers find and select their staffing suppliers?

June 19, 2014

  • Overwhelmingly, buyers report 'worker quality' to be their top consideration when selecting a staffing firm
  • Service quality, low cost, and speed were the next most important considerations 
  • A referral from a colleague is the most common way of initially discovering staffing firms, followed... More

Expert Interview - Therapy Staffing: Succeeding in a Space of Skill Shortage

June 19, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Topics include: the effect of medicare cuts in the nursing home setting, booming demand in home healthcare, growing demand in the school setting, best practices for recruiting candidates, and other insights... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best (and worst) decisions made by contingent workforce managers

June 12, 2014

  • The most common “best decision” among buyers, by a large margin, was adopting VMS or MSP.
  • Contingent workforce organization and control was a recurring theme in the “best decision” responses.
  • The most common "worst decision" was “allowing local branches/managers to exercise... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in supplier management strategies

June 9, 2014

  • Usage of VMS, MSP, RPO, HRO hits new highs
  • RPO use now more common than master supplier
  • Seven management strategies poised for growth

North America News Report May 2014

June 4, 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 news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Use of online staffing

May 28, 2014

  • Awareness of online staffing is growing rapidly
  • Actual use of online staffing remains very low
  • Interest in future use of online staffing spiked in 2014

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

May 28, 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico by 2013 Revenue

May 25, 2014

  • Total Mexican staffing market estimate of $3.8 billion (formal market: $1.4 billion)
  • ManpowerGroup is largest staffing firm in Mexico, with 38% of formal market
  • We estimate formal Mexican staffing market grew 3% in 2013

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Short‐term and long‐term contingent workforce projections

May 23, 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • Buyers were most bullish about the long-term prospects for high-skilled workers, SOWs, offshore workers, and outsourced company functions
  • The average reported contingent share of workforce is expected to grow from 18%... More