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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

2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Summary

6 November 2013

  • Excerpt from full 2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Report
  • 22 VMS providers and 24 MSPs examined
  • Companies listed by spend under management

Lexicon of Contingent Workforce-Related Terms

5 November 2013

  • One of the major challenges facing contingent workforce program managers and executives is ensuring that a common language is used. A lack of common definitions can cause severe communication problems.
  • To help alleviate the issue, this newly revised lexicon suggests a set of "working definitions"... More

News Report October 2013

31 October 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.