Recent Updates

The Price May Be Right

28 November 2011

The number of staffing industry mergers & acquisitions shrank with the recession. Buyers are now back, but whether this is a good time to sell depends on the specific deal.


People First

28 November 2011

ManpowerGroup Inc. CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres discusses why he coined the “Human Age” concept, its impact and where he sees his company and the staffing industry headed.


Power Seller

28 November 2011

Power Seller: Preposition power


Research Report: Direct Hire Picks Up Steam

28 November 2011

Volatile sector coming back strong.


Straight Talk from the Customer

28 November 2011

Straight Talk from the Customer: Help us help you.


You Ask/We Answer

28 November 2011

Buyers Uncertain About Compliance: This could be an opportunity for staffing firms.


The Big Three: Market Strengths & Weaknesses

28 November 2011

  • Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup dominate the global staffing landscape.
  • The report lists the 13 major markets in which each of the ‘Big Three’ have a place among the top five firms.
  • Plus the 8 markets where one of the Big Three do not enjoy a market leadership position.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Oct/Nov 2011

25 November 2011

  • APSCo data relatively positive
  • Innovantage shows perm up and temp down
  • Economy souring

Compliance: Risky Business Customs in Asia Pacific

16 November 2011

While the Asia Pacific region is attractive for business, CW managers would be wise to educate themselves on the background and reputation of potential business partners, as well as risks of some local customs.


UK: Low Wage Sectors Adopting Swedish Derogation

16 November 2011

More than a month has passed since the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) went into effect in the U.K., and some effects are becoming clear. Among them is the so-called Swedish Derogation.