Region - North America

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

North America News Report February 2014

March 3, 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.

2014 Temporary Worker Survey: How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

February 24, 2014

  • Overall net promoter score was a respectable 42%
  • Agencies get good feedback in "quality of relationship" measures
  • Trust and quality of relationship were most correlated with temp satisfaction 

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – What temps think about treatment at client companies

February 18, 2014

  • Roughly a third of workers expressed some form of unsolicited praise 
  • Industrial workers were the most likely to express praise, healthcare workers were the least likely
  • The most common requests were: increase and improve communication and feedback, increase pay, and offer transition to... More

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – How much is a typical referral bonus?

February 13, 2014

  • Bonuses are typically $100 or less, or $500 or more - with few in between
  • Higher wages typically mean higher referral bonuses
  • Referral bonuses are possibly underutilized - only 28% of temporary workers reported being offered a referral bonus

2022 employment projections and long-term U.S. staffing industry forecast

February 13, 2014

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10.8% employment growth from 2012 to 2022
  • SIA forecasts 3.1% annual growth in temporary services employment from 2012 to 2022
  • Report provides employment forecast for 667 detailed occupations organized by staffing segment

2014 Temporary Workers Survey - How would you find a specialist recruiter?

February 7, 2014

  • More than 4,800 temporary workers surveyed on their primary method for finding a recruiter
  • Contacting a staffing agency less popular than asking a friend or searching the internet
  • Results vary substantially by occupation

2014 Temporary Workers Survey- Job Board/Social Networking Usage

February 5, 2014

  • More than 3,000 temporary workers surveyed on which job board or social network site they used to find work
  • Monster.com was the most commonly reported job board or social network used overall