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How many temporary staffing firms are there in the U.S.?

March 30, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The answer we used to give to that question was 9,500.
 
That was based largely on a relatively definitive, though also tardy, estimate, which came from the U.S. Economic Census. ... More


My very last pitch for cafeteria-style healthcare benefits

March 20, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Back in November 2007, I warned that temp benefits were "one of the biggest political icebergs in the staffing world's waters," and I recommended a solution that could... More


Movin' on up -- or -- Home is where the heart is...

February 22, 2010 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

As you may already be aware, Staffing Industry Analysts recently moved to new offices. 

We did so partly to accommodate growth and partly because the commercial real estate bust... More


Be nice: Staffing firm employees are starting to leave

January 27, 2011 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

It's just anecdotal at this point.  It will be months before we have definitive data on internal employee turnover, but the grapevine suggests that the staffing industry has started... More


What's hot in IT? Everything.

November 30, 2010 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

We're getting a lot of questions about why IT staffing is doing so well these days compared to other staffing segments and what skills are driving this growth. As I mentioned in a previous... More


How long can the current IT temp staffing boom last?

October 29, 2010 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

A couple of days back, I was interviewing my four panelists for the upcoming IT Staffing Trends and Outlook Webinar. I have to say, hearing them talk about their IT business was music... More


Want to acquire a healthcare staffing firm? This is your chance

May 21, 2010 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

Our recent survey results repeatedly show that healthcare staffing firms are among the most sought after acquisition targets right now.  Our Pulse survey data shows it; our survey... More


What next for IT staffing firms?

April 9, 2010 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

Last year's recession wreaked havoc on the staffing industry, but all things considered, IT staffing came out relatively unscathed, particularly compared to what happened in some other... More


Roll up, but don't roll out - Lessons taught by staffing's M&A history

February 26, 2010 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

According to our research on staffing industry's most frequent acquirers, Adecco was the most acquisitive staffing firm in the time period between 2005 and 2009. The company completed... More


Is RPO vaporware?

November 23, 2009 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

It's been a couple of years since RPO burst onto the staffing scene. Recruitment process outsourcing took off with big fanfare and suddenly it was the next big thing after VMS for the... More