Staffing - Professional

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

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