Surveys

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which types of buyers use (or plan to use) VMS & MSP?

November 14, 2009

Bigger companies heavier VMS & MSP users
Techy buyers, multinationals also high
VMS expansion plans more common than MSP

2009 Buyer Survey: Which incentives/discounts do buyers most commonly receive from suppliers/MSPs?

November 12, 2009

Conversion, volume discounts most common
Consistent across industries, company sizes
Bigger buyers get more discounts

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much does VMS really save?

November 11, 2009

VMS users report median savings of 10%
Others say it saves time
Non-users underestimate savings by half

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who buys what

November 2, 2009

If buyers buy segment x, what else do they buy?
Top markets by skill segment
Office/clerical buyers use more non-agency contingents

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Are contingent workers really first hired, first fired?

November 2, 2009

Yes, contingents are first hired, first fired
But less so when it comes to hiring than firing
Top: 65% in manufacturing hire contingents first

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to others implementing a contingent workforce program

October 28, 2009

Four key tips for new contingent workforce managers
Opinions from 171 buyer respondents
Top themes: research, buy-in, VMS/MSP, process

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to staffing firms

October 26, 2009

Six ways to please staffing buyers
Opinions from 171 buyer respondents
Top themes: partner, cooperate, don't badger

2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognition (and lack therof)

October 16, 2009

Workers very familiar with Kelly Services and Manpower brands
But other staffing firm brand recognition spotty
Many workers cite top staffing brands as "fictional"

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

2009 staffing company survey: How often do temps return for another assignment?

July 30, 2009

Median candidate return rate: 76%-80%
A quarter of firms report return rates of 86%-90% or higher
Even direct hire candidates come back 56%-60% of the time