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News Report November 2013

29 November 2013

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Europe. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 


European Legs & Regs Advisor October 2013

29 November 2013

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris network
  • We have covered a variety of judicial developments, including labour reforms and court rulings
  • Data has been gathered from across Europe

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Oct/Nov 2013

28 November 2013

  • How is the professional recruitment market faring?
  • Compare with the latest trends for on-line jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

27 November 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

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


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