Surveys

2011 Staffing Firm Survey: Spending Plans

December 19, 2011

  • Firms most inclined to increase spend on internal staff development/training
  • Next most-cited areas of planned spending: technology, marketing/advertising, branded materials
  • Firms in technology/telecom and energy/chemical industries most likely to increase spend

2011 Staffing Firm Survey: Branch Office Plans

December 19, 2011

  • One third of respondents intend to increase branches
  • Finance/insurance, manufacturing industries most likely to expand
  • Engineering/design segment most likely to expand

2011 Staffing Firm Survey: Acquisition Plans

December 19, 2011

  • Most frequently cited temp acquisition targets: IT, healthcare
  • Most frequently cited non-temp acquisition targets: direct hire, SOW consulting
  • 93% of participants indicate U.S. as top geographical choice for acquisition

2011 Staffing Firm Survey: Who's hiring (and firing) sales staff, recruiters, and managers?

December 13, 2011

  • Over 75% of respondents intend to increase sales staff and recruiters in 2012
  • Intent to increase managers less widespread
  • Professional staffing firms less likely to hire recruiters than commercial staffing firms

2011 Staffing Firm Survey: Initial Findings

December 12, 2011

  • Details initial findings from fourth annual SIA Staffing Firm Survey
  • Includes responses from 443 staffing companies

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

Direct Hire and Temp-to-Hire: Which to Use and When

December 2, 2011

  • Need for skilled positions cited as primary reason for choosing direct hire
  • Desire to "try before you buy" cited as primary reason for choosing temp-to-hire

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

Why Buyers Have Contingent Assignment Limits

November 28, 2011

  • Details responses to open-ended question, "If you have contingent assignment limits, why do you have them?" 
  • Legal/co-employment risk #1 concern

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in VMS and MSP use

November 18, 2011

  • VMS and MSP use stable among core buyers
  • VMS and MSP use projected to rise, consistent with the long-term trend