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North America News Report May 2014

June 4, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

How HR Can Make the Most of your Contingent Workforce Program - May 2014

May 29, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • How HR and procurement professionals can successfully work together to build tomorrow's contingent workforce
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Use of online staffing

May 28, 2014

  • Awareness of online staffing is growing rapidly
  • Actual use of online staffing remains very low
  • Interest in future use of online staffing spiked in 2014

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

May 28, 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico by 2013 Revenue

May 25, 2014

  • Total Mexican staffing market estimate of $3.8 billion (formal market: $1.4 billion)
  • ManpowerGroup is largest staffing firm in Mexico, with 38% of formal market
  • We estimate formal Mexican staffing market grew 3% in 2013

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Short‐term and long‐term contingent workforce projections

May 23, 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • Buyers were most bullish about the long-term prospects for high-skilled workers, SOWs, offshore workers, and outsourced company functions
  • The average reported contingent share of workforce is expected to grow from 18%... More

1Q14 Financial results for public staffing companies

May 20, 2014

  • Seventy-six percent of public staffing firms reported positive y/y revenue growth in 1Q14, down from 82% in 4Q13.
  • Median revenue grew by 6.5% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.
  • Eighty-one percent of public staffing firms reported positive net income in 1Q14.

May 2014 Outplacement Growth Update

May 20, 2014

  • Mixed Q1 results reported by publicly held companies. 
  • Adecco reported double-digit U.S. outplacement revenue growth, partly driven by the financial and pharmaceutical industries. 
  • Three percent decline projected for U.S. outplacement market in 2014.

May 2014 Retained Search Growth Update

May 16, 2014

  • SIA projects growth in the U.S. retained search market of 12% in 2014 to $6.0 billion
  • Oddly, financial services industry noted as a driver of demand in both the retained search and outplacement markets

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What drives use of contingent labor?

May 14, 2014

  • Variable and unpredictable workloads, lower risk with "try before you buy", and rapid business growth encourage use of contingent labor
  • Learning curve and loyalty factors discourage use of contingent labor
  • Buyers of professional labor are more concerned with finding quality workers,... More