2015 Staffing Company Survey: Concerns about current and upcoming legislation

October 5, 2015

  • 305 staffing firms identify regulatory concerns
  • 17 top concerns listed, by region
  • Firms in North America, Europe, and Australia/NZ included

Metrics Used to Evaluate Suppliers

October 5, 2015

  • Buyers of professional staffing most often chose bill rates as a key metric
  • Buyers of commercial staffing most often selected time-to-fill
  • Having VMS/MSP did not significantly affect buyers’ choice of metrics

2015 North America Staffing Company Survey: Initial Findings

September 29, 2015

  • 361 unique staffing firms share their opinions
  • Eighth annual Staffing Industry Analysts' staffing firm survey
  • Benchmark measures, assignment lengths, RFP metrics
  • ACA strategies and costs, social media use
  • Tenure discounts, operational structure, resume submittals/interviews

Trends in Online Staffing and FMS

September 22, 2015

  • Awareness of online staffing increased from 50% to 65%
  • Use of online staffing spiked upward from 4% to 12%
  • Fifty-six percent of buyers were familiar with FMS
  • Six percent of buyers reported using FMS

Trends in Supplier Management Strategies

September 14, 2015

  • Sixty-nine percent of buyers surveyed use a VMS, 66% use MSP
  • VMS and MSP use rose sharply through about 2011 and then plateaued
  • Share of buyers using a vendor for independent contractor (IC) compliance rose in 2011-2015

2015 Temporary Worker Survey:How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

August 24, 2015

  • Over 6,000 temps rate their staffing agency
  • Agencies get high marks for 4th year in a row
  • Agencies that are seen as polite and trustworthy outperform

Global Buyers Survey: Hardest-to-recruit skills

August 24, 2015

  • IT staffing buyers most often mentioned data/data scientist roles as difficult to recruit
  • Engineering buyers named aerospace engineers most frequently
  • Industrial buyers mention truck drivers most often

Contingent Share of Workforce

August 14, 2015

  • Average share of workers who are contingent remained at 18% among buyers surveyed
  • Half of buyers expected their contingent share to grow over next two years
  • Median projected growth in number of contingent workers over next two years was 17%

Affordable Care Act’s impact on bill rates and buyer strategies

August 7, 2015

  • Buyers reported a variety of methods suppliers used to pass on ACA costs
  • For 30% of buyers, suppliers' cost pass-through method was not the preferred choice
  • Buyers reported a wide distribution of ACA-related bill rate increases

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: When looking for work, which job board or social networking site do you use the most?

August 6, 2015

  • Six job boards, social media sites, most used
  • Job boards vary in use by temp pay, age, occupation
  • Healthcare temps unusual in heavy use of agency boards