2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who buys what type of contingent labor, and why?

August 23, 2012

  • Buyers were asked to name the skill on which they spend the most money. About half of respondents said they spend the most on IT skills, followed by industrial/logistics, engineering/design and office/clerical.
  • On average, buyers said that a fifth of their contingents were hired for seasonal needs,... More

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: What conferences do contingent workforce managers attend?

August 17, 2012

  • SIA, SHRM, ISM and SIG top list of most commonly mentioned conferences
  • Three-quarters of buyers attend workforce-related conferences
  • Reasons given for going include education, legal/regulatory and networking

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Do buyers with higher employee turnover use more contingent labor?

August 17, 2012

  • Median annual permanent staff turnover rate: 10%
  • We looked for, but did not find, any statistically significant evidence that turnover was related to CW spend or contingent penetration rate

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' top priorities for their CW programs in 2012

August 15, 2012

  • Data on CW buyers'  top priorities for their CW programs in 2012, with cuts by industry, size, skill, VMS use and others
  • Only 7% of buyers consider preparing for healthcare reform to a top priority

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Satisfaction with suppliers

August 8, 2012

  • Data on buyer satisfaction with suppliers and their top complaints about the services that staffing firms provide - including which buyers are most concerned about quality, cost, speed, etc.
  • Cuts by industry, size, skill segment, management level, department, etc.

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who will pay for healthcare reform

August 8, 2012

  • Buyers and suppliers disagree about who should pay for healthcare reform; buyers expect to absorb an average of 15% of the increased costs, while suppliers expect to pass on an average of 60%
  • Employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees who fail to offer health insurance to their... More

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much do buyers spend on contingent labor?

August 7, 2012

  • Data on total CW buyer spend and CW spend per staffing supplier by industry, skill set, size and other factors
  • Downloadable Excel-based tool to estimate actual or potential customer spend by number of full-time employees and industry

SI Report Webinar - August 2012

August 7, 2012

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing trends update
  • Key findings from our recruiting/talent acquisition and contingent buyer surveys

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Management of Interns

August 3, 2012

  • Only 18% of buyers manage their interns through their CW program
  • Three quarters of respondents pay their interns a regular salary
  • In 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance with respect to the compensation of interns indicating they should most often be viewed as paid employees

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Insights Into Organization, Personnel, Technology & Metrics

August 2, 2012

  • Survey of over 130 recruitment/TA managers
  • Striking variation of practices across agencies
  • Consistent evidence of major changes underway