Surveys

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Impact of Recent and Pending Legislation

26 August 2014

  • We asked buyers of contingent labour to estimate the impact of specific legislative changes in Europe, Asia/Pacific, and South Africa on their use of temporary workers. 
  • Buyers were positive with regards to legislative changes in France but thought changes in the Netherlands would decrease... More

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

18 August 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • The majority of respondents plan to increase the size of their workforce in the next two years
  • We also asked buyers about their long-term plans with respect to types of labour employed

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Which factors encourage/discourage use of contingent labour?

18 August 2014

  • Contingent buyers were asked “All else being equal, do the following factors tend to encourage or discourage use of contingent workers in your organisation?”
  • Top factors motivating use of contingent work among buyers include: variable workload levels, rapid growth, and lower risk with “try... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in satisfaction with staffing suppliers, VMS, MSP, and job boards

18 August 2014

  • A satisfaction score for primary staffing suppliers (NPS) was measured at -24%
  • Attitudes of procurement respondents compared to HR and General Management respondents towards VMS varied greatly
  • Buyers were least satisfied with job boards, which scored a NPS of -26%, largely due to dissatisfaction... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Buyers' International Presence

17 July 2014

  • Buyers plan aggressive international CW program expansion over the next four years
  • Eight percent of companies reported that they will initiate coverage of Asia/Pacific in 2014
  • Not all large companies have expansive global footprints - 60% operate in only one region

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

1 July 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

20 June 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly when... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best (and worst) decisions made by contingent workforce managers

12 June 2014

  • The most common “best decision” among buyers, by a large margin, was adopting VMS or MSP.
  • Contingent workforce organization and control was a recurring theme in the “best decision” responses.
  • The most common "worst decision" was “allowing local branches/managers to exercise... More

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Apr/May 2014

11 June 2014

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

Into the Future

4 June 2014

  • See the results of audience survey on the evolution of the contingent workforce
  • Understand where there are skill shortages
  • What strategies are being used to counteract these