Staffing - Professional

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: The Use of TA Technology Among Staffing Firms

July 11, 2012

  • Staffing firms with core ATS:  93%
  • Top two trends: social and mobile
  • Biggest barrier: organization factors

Engineering Staffing Growth Update

April 17, 2012

  • Pulse survey reports uptick in January and February
  • Hiring up in manufacturing and automotive sectors
  • Labor shortage indicated for several engineering occupations

Finance/Accounting Staffing Growth Update

February 15, 2012

  • 4Q11 y/y revenue growth reported by public firms is strong, but moderating
  • Pulse survey reports 7% year-over-year revenue growth in December
  • Top sectors that use F&A staffing show modest employment growth
  • Notable skill shortages in three F&A occupations

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: When is one type of CW better than another?

December 2, 2011

  • Buyers said that agency temps are best with respect to cost, legal risk, availability of talent and time to fill, compared to independent contractors, internal temp pools and statement of work consultants
  • Buyers were less excited about agency temp quality
  • Over three fourths of buyers said that... More

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Management Strategies

December 2, 2011

  • Use of approved suppliers, supplier tiering lists, master suppliers, RPO and HRO has surpassed previous pre-recessionary peaks
  • Growth in VMS and MSP moderating, but still projected to grow

Marketing/Creative Growth Update

September 30, 2011

  • Employment returns to growth for advertising and consulting; graphic design trending flat and polling contracting
  • Pulse data indicates increasing percentage of firms reporting some year-over-year growth
  • Segment contracted in 2009, recovered in 2010, and is expected return to pre-recession levels... More

Clinical/Scientific Growth Update

September 15, 2011

  • Public company results mixed - some high growth, some low growth, some contraction
  • Employment outlook looks positive
  • We project this segment to see some acceleration in 2011 and 2012

Finance/Accounting Growth Update

September 14, 2011

  • Pulse Survey, public company results show high y/y revenue growth
  • Project 10% growth in 2010, 8% in 2011
  • Employment figures remain subdued

Legal Staffing Growth Update

September 13, 2011

  • Legal staffing continues gradual recovery from 2009 recession
  • Pulse Survey data shows majority of firms experiencing some y/y growth
  • Total legal services employment figures increase from loss to flat

Engineering/design growth update

August 19, 2011

  • Engineering/design firms experiencing recovery
  • Three engineering occupations in tight supply
  • However, broader trends not particularly promising