Surveys

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.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Sep/Oct 2013

23 October 2013

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

Staffing Firm Executive Compensation Analysis 2013

10 October 2013

  • See the median compensation for European executives
  • Understand who is best remunerated
  • Compare increases in total compensation with revenue and market capitalisation

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm expectations with regard to upcoming legislative initiatives

1 October 2013

  • In almost all cases, a majority of respondents reported that they did not expect revenue to be affected by the upcoming reform.
  • Those expecting a negative effect materially outnumbered those expecting a positive effect with respect to the UK Pensions Act, French Introduction of CDI Contracts for... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Which website design features drive staffing firm business success?

1 October 2013

  • We asked staffing firms to rate (on a scale from 0 to 10) how much they think their current website contributes to business success. On average, staffing firm websites received a grade of 5.6/10.
  • Fifty-eight percent of staffing firms reported that their website’s focus was evenly mixed between... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in VMS and MSP use, and use of SLAs and KPIs for managing MSPs

5 September 2013

  • Core buyers were slightly more likely than all buyers to use either VMS or MSP. There were also significant correlations between the size of core buyers’ organizations and whether VMS or MSP was used.
  • We asked buyers to rate their satisfaction with their VMS and MSP. Net promoter scores (a measure... More

2013 Contingent Buyer Survey: Current and planned contingent labor use and spend

27 August 2013

  • Buyer use of contingent labor is increasing– the average contingent penetration rate increased from 14% in 2011 to 21% in 2013.
  • Over the next two years, buyers plan to use more SOWs, offshore workers, outsourced workers, agency temps, and full-time employees, while they plan to use fewer independent... More