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Staffing Stream: Outsource Packaging

20 November 2013

The Internet has ushered in an era of immediate fulfillment, and in-house resources often can’t keep up. Sara Stringer asserts that outsourcing of packaging merchandise may be the way to go in The Staffing Stream.


Web: Contingents Are at Greater Risk

20 November 2013

A commentator in the Inside Bay Area website asserts temporary workers face unnecessary, life-threatening hazards. Read why here


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.

Study highlights common features of healthcare MSPs

13 November 2013

The recently published "2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators" report provides an overview of the features and characteristics of the available vendor management system and managed service provider programs. 


Staffing Stream: We’re all here to serve the client

13 November 2013

A vendor management system provider tackles some common perceptions about VMS in a new post in The Staffing Stream.


Dice acquires healthcare job site

13 November 2013

Job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) acquired onTargetjobs, which includes three healthcare-related job boards, from private equity firm Warburg Pincus for $50 million in cash.


On Assignment healthcare revenue falls

13 November 2013

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) reported third-quarter healthcare staffing revenue fell 1.1 percent to $15.4 million, and third-quarter physician staffing revenue fell 4.6 percent to $26.2 million.