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2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firms’ best and worst strategic decisions

26 November 2013

Asked about their strategic or tactical decision making staffing firms tell us their best decisions and their worst


3Q13 financial results for North America-based public staffing firms

25 November 2013

  • Earnings up median 14.2% y/y, revenue up median 5.4%
  • Signs of acceleration
  • Revenue and earnings for 22 firms detailed

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Supplier management models and strategies

22 November 2013

  • The most common CW management strategy in use today is "approved lists of suppliers" (92% of respondents)
  • MSP is the top choice for primary CW program model across most firm sizes.
  • A majority of respondents (58%) indicated that procurement had overall responsibility for managing the... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Legislative changes and the impact of the Agency Workers Directive

22 November 2013

  • We asked buyers to describe the legislative changes that concern them most. We also asked them how the Agency Workers Directive has impacted their businesses. 
  • Legislative changes that buyers felt to be particularly concerning included: UK pension auto-enrollment, and the Agency Worker Directive.... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: How do buyers typically find their staffing suppliers?

14 November 2013

  • Top three methods for finding new suppliers included: Using an RFP, RFQ, or RFI (59%), general familiarity (51%), and through an MSP (41%).
  • Other popular methods included: Meeting at a conference (39%), through a colleague’s referral (37%), and web searches (33%).

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Payment terms for staffing firms and MSPs

14 November 2013

  • Buyers were asked how long it typically takes them to pay staffing firms and MSPs. 
  • With respect to payment to staffing firms, on the median, buyers reported that it takes them longer than 45 days. 
  • With respect to payment to MSPs, buyers reported that, on the median, they typically... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey - Temp-to-perm conversion fees

14 November 2013

  • For temporary workers who have worked only one month at a buyer, the median reported typical conversion fee was 15%. 
  • For temps with a three month tenure, the median conversion fee drops to 10%. 
  • At least three-quarters of buyers reported they typically do not pay a conversion fee if... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' 2013 top priorities

14 November 2013

  • Buyers’ number one priority was “reducing/controlling cost”, in terms of both breadth, as well as intensity of interest.
  • The only priority which varied significantly as a function of firm size was controlling costs– larger buyers tended to prioritize more than smaller buyers.

SI Report Webinar - November 2013

12 November 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Highest bang-to-buck recruiting tactics
  • Best and worst strategic decisions

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios