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2014 Global Engineering Market Report

22 July 2014

  • Adecco is the market leader by revenue, followed by Brunel International and Skilled Engineering.
  • We provide a Register of Engineering Staffing Suppliers by segment and information about the challenges for the industry including skill shortages.
  • Given the importance of, and interest in, the Oil... More

European Legs & Regs June 2014

21 July 2014

  • 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

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

UK Monthly Hiring Trends May/Jun 2014

17 July 2014

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

Crowdsourcing Platforms

16 July 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

European Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

10 July 2014

  • There were 49 publicly announced acquisitions across Europe in 2013.
  • Of those, just over half (25) of the acquired companies were based in the UK, followed by five Netherlands-based acquisitions. 
  • Read the full analysis, broken down by staffing sector and deals with disclosed metrics.
  • ... More

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

European News Report June 2014

30 June 2014

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 May 2014

30 June 2014

  • 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

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

26 June 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More