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Trends from the Big Three

2 December 2013

See the trends suggested by:

  • Adecco
  • Randstad
  • ManpowerGroup

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


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%).