Surveys

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Initial Findings

November 10, 2011

  • Eighth annual contingent buyers survey
  • Full questions and summary answers
  • Latest buyer plans, spend, strategies
  • More detailed reports on this data to follow

Locum Tenens - September 2011 NALTO Benchmarking Survey

October 12, 2011

  • Total locum revenue among respondents grew 9.5% from 1H10 to 1H11
  • More than half of the locum market represented in this survey
  • Trends vary heavily by specialty

2010 Contingent Buyers Survey

July 18, 2011

  • Sixth annual contingent buyers survey
  • 196 page report, complete aggregation of results
  • Contingent management strategies, industry practices and plans for future use

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who plays a lead role choosing staffing suppliers?

July 8, 2011

  • More than two-thirds of buyers said procurement took a lead role selecting staffing suppliers
  • 54% of buyers reported that HR took a lead role, 37% said hiring managers took a lead role

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: How often do buyers communicate with their staffing suppliers?

July 6, 2011

  • Buyers vary tremendously with regard to frequency of communication with their primary staffing suppliers
  • The buyers least likely to talk directly with suppliers — depending to a greater degree on VMS/MSP — are those in HR, those from large firms, and those using VMS/MSP as their primary contingent... More

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Managing CW programs with positive and negative incentives

July 6, 2011

  • Periodic review of suppliers and increasing vendor exposure to requisitions are the most common incentives
  • Buyers in procurement were more likely to use positive incentives; buyers in HR were more likely to use negative incentives

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Contingent usage rates among large buyers

June 28, 2011

  • Mean 2010 usage rate for large buyers: 15%
  • Heaviest users: buyers in energy/chemical and tech/telecom industries, and those with 10,000+ employees

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: How frequently are CW management programs audited for IC compliance?

June 27, 2011

  • Almost one quarter of buyers have never conducted an audit of IC compliance.
  • Buyers who have never conducted an audit are more likely to report that they do not know what proportion of their ICs are compliant, and to report incomplete compliance.

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which factors encourage and discourage use of contingent labor?

June 23, 2011

  • Top factors encouraging CW use: variable workload levels, rapid business growth, difficulty finding qualified people and healthcare and benefits
  • Top factors discouraging CW use: productivity, loyalty and learning curve

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much CW spend is unauthorized, or rogue spend?

June 22, 2011

  • Median buyer estimate of rogue spend: 10%
  • Buyers in energy/chemical, pharma industries, or with 10,000+ employees had highest estimated rogue spend