Surveys

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: What “TA Organizations/Functions” Typically Do

July 26, 2012

  • Talent acquisition is (is becoming) more than just "recruiting"
  • Sourcing was cited as a distinct activity by 84% of staffing firms
  • Across firms, the number of distinct TA activities varied widely

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Evolution of the TA function -- What’s Expected to Change

July 25, 2012

  • Talent Acquisition (TA) transformation underway
  • Widespread across all firm sizes and segments
  • New processes and technologies at top of the list

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Do staffing firms treat VMS/MSP orders differently in the TA process?

July 24, 2012

  • A third of VMS/MSP firms used a special TA process
  • Doing so or not was not strongly related to size, segment, etc.
  • How/why ranged from positive to negative/dismissive approaches

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: Organization, Compensation, and Training of Sourcing/Recruiting Personnel

July 20, 2012

  • Industry practices benchmarked
  • Selection, compensation, training of Sourcers/Recruiters varies widely
  • "Change in technology" cited to have greatest future impact on recruiting

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

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: State of Outsourcing

July 10, 2012

  • 35% of staffing firms outsource some recruiting function
  • Of these, about half use offshore resources
  • Most frequently outsourced: sourcing

2012 List of Largest U.S. Staffing Firms

July 9, 2012

  • Lists 100 companies with at least $100M in U.S. staffing revenue
  • Top three:  Allegis Group, Adecco, Randstad
  • Companies cumulatively represent 53% of U.S. staffing market

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: The Use of Metrics Among Staffing Firms

July 5, 2012

  • Underwhelming penetration of TA metrics
  • Average staffing firm used 6 TA metrics
  • Only 2 metrics used by over 60% of firms

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: What specific skills are buyers having trouble recruiting?

July 3, 2012

  • IT and engineering firms cite the greatest number of specific recruiting challenges
  • Hard-to-find skills also listed for logistics, marketing/creative and office/clerical

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey: Average contingent worker assignment length

July 3, 2012

  • 25th percentile, median and 75th percentile data on average assignment lengths for groups of buyers
  • Median assignment length is 30 weeks
  • Buyers of professional staffing have longer assignment lengths than those of commercial staffing