Staffing - Professional

Marketing/Creative Growth Update - April 2013

April 24, 2013

  • Based on our April 2013 forecast, we estimate growth of 8% in 2013, with market size at $1.0 billion. In 2014, we also forecast growth of 8%. 
  • Recent employment trends varied significantly in four key marketing/creative industries. 
  • Median unemployment rates declined significantly among:... More

Legal Growth Update - April 2013

April 24, 2013

  • Adecco reported moderate growth in finance/legal in 2H12. Due to expiration of several large contracts, Hudson Global continued to experience revenue declines. 
  • Employment in legal services industry gained 11,000 jobs in 2011, the best year since the recession. 
  • As of our April forecast,... More

Finance/Accounting Growth Update - April 2013

April 3, 2013

  • Public companies in the American finance/accounting staffing industry reported moderate annual sales growth in the second half of 2012, continuing a trend of positive growth beginning in early 2011.
  • Median year-over-year revenue growth was 8% in February 2013, according to Pulse Survey respondents.... More

Engineering Growth Update - April 2013

April 2, 2013

  • Public companies generally exhibited slow to moderate engineering sales growth in 2H12, sub-categories varied significantly. 
  • Among Pulse Survey respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 15% in February, in line with levels seen over the past twelve months.
  • Total employment growth in industries... More

2013 Staffing Occupational Markets Guidebook

December 19, 2012

  • Over 500 occupations analyzed for staffing potential
  • Employment, wages, temp usage detailed by occupation
  • Best 32 niche occupational temp markets identified
  • Entire data available for easy download

December 2012 Preliminary Forecast Comments

December 12, 2012

  • Preliminary comments ahead of April 2013 forecast
  • Finance/accounting and legal staffing appear to be underperforming targets
  • Engineering staffing doing better

Marketing Creative Staffing Growth Update - October 2012

October 3, 2012

  • Market expected to grow 8% in 2013
  • Total employment growth y/y positive for advertising and marketing consulting industries, but flat for graphic design and market research industries
  • Unemployment rates remain high relative to other professional occupations 

Legal Staffing Growth Update - September 2012

September 28, 2012

  • Public staffing firms report mixed results in 2Q12
  • Legal services employment declined 70K during the recession and only 9K jobs have returned
  • High number of acquisitions reported in 1H12 

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey & 2006-2011 Cumulative Index

September 14, 2012

  • 391-page aggregation of all previous buyer surveys
  • Best practices, metrics, updated projections
  • Trends in VMS, MSP, buyer management of staffing firms
  • Compensation data for contingent managers

Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2012 Update

September 11, 2012

  • Industry projected to expand 9% in 2012 and 6% in 2013
  • Solid expansion is continued evidence of positive secular shift in demand
  • Segments headed for all-time peaks in 2012:  industrial, IT, engineering, and locum tenens staffing