Region - North America

NA Legs & Regs Advisor - First Quarter 2014

April 3, 2014

  • Legislation could raise Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employee
  • OSHA discusses who is responsible for recording temps’ injuries
  • Legislation would raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour
  • White House looking at update to ‘white collar’ overtime exemption
  • Federal agencies... More

4Q13 Gross Margins For Public Staffing Companies

April 1, 2014

  • In a set of sixteen public companies, almost two thirds reported a y/y increase in gross margin percentage in 4Q13.
  • Gross margins among the sixteen companies declined as a result of the 2008-2009 recession and have remained flat since that time.
  • PPI data suggests that office/clerical rates continue... More

North America News Report March 2014

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

Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms: Staffing Firms' Response and Engagement

March 31, 2014

  • Online Staffing and Human Cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest for many staffing firms since 2012 and some staffing firms are beginning to engage with these platforms actively in productive and innovative ways.
  • Data show that staffing firm awareness, business interest in, and actual... More

4Q13 financial results for public staffing companies

March 14, 2014

  • Eighty-two percent of public staffing firms reported positive y/y revenue growth in 4Q13 - the highest percentage since 1Q12.
  • Median revenue grew by 4.8% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.
  • Median earnings grew by 18.6% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.

2014 Temporary Workers Survey: Sources of healthcare coverage

March 11, 2014

  • Nearly half of temporary workers receive coverage from an outside, non-staffing source
  • On average, only a third of temporary workers who are offered insurance sign up for it
  • One-quarter of temporary workers report that they have signed up for a healthcare exchange (or are planning to)
  • ... More

2014 Staffing Firm Internal Employee Survey: What are the biggest missed opportunities in the staffing industry?

March 11, 2014

  • Both management and non-management employees agree that training is the top missed opportunity.
  • Non-management employees focused on improving the fundamentals - communication, quality, and hiring great people.
  • Management focused on improving technology and enterprise growth.

March Jobs Report

March 7, 2014

  • U.S. payroll employment rose by 175,000 in February
  • Temporary help employment gained 24,400 jobs in February
  • U.S. temp penetration rate now stands at 2.03%.  

Affordable Care Act - Summary of Final Regulations

March 6, 2014

  • An overview of the final regulations concerning the ACA employer mandate, or "play-or-pay"
  • Transition relief effectively delays implementation for companies with fewer than 100 full-time employees, lowers the hurdle for larger employers
  • Changes to rules on breaks in service and definition... More

Online Work Platform Models and Labor-related Compliance: Why It’s Not A Contradiction in Terms

March 3, 2014

  • As online work platforms have become more visible to staffing businesses and buyers, questions have arisen as to whether these platform businesses can really act like typical staffing firms.
  • Online work platforms can act in ways that are similar to the more established, typical staffing business/compliance... More