Recent Updates

Davos – The Future of Work (1)

10 February 2016

Experts discuss the future of Work at the World Economic Forum


Staffing Trends

29 January 2016

This report summarizes trends identified through the development of SIA’s research programme during the course of 2015 and based on our market expectations in 2016.


UK Professional Recruitment Trends December 2015 / January 2016

25 January 2016

This report provides the latest insights on the UK professional recruitment market, including:

  • Hiring trends for both permanent employees and temporary staff
  • Salary trends by sector
  • A labour market profile focusing  on a specific skill segment; Sales segment is covered this month
  • A... More

Europe Legal Update Q4 2015

11 January 2016

In this report we round up the legal developments making the headlines in Europe in Q4 2015:

  1. Belgium – New form of employment allows flexi-jobs in the catering sector
  2. Germany - Proposed changes to Employee Leasing Act
  3. Russia – Data localisation law to be enforced against foreign companies ... More

UK Professional Recruitment Trends November / December 2015

8 January 2016

This report provides the latest insights on the UK professional recruitment market, including:

  • Hiring trends for both permanent employees and temporary staff
  • Salary trends by sector
  • A labour market profile focusing  on a specific skill segment; Social work segment is covered this month... More

Europe Staffing Company Survey: Requests for Proposal (RFPs)—Response rates, hours to complete, & percent successful

31 December 2015

  • Typical staffing firm respond to about three-quarters of RFPs
  • About half of completed RFPs turn into business
  • Time-consuming, but responding typically worth it

December 2015 Growth Assessment: Industrial Staffing

29 December 2015

  • This 76 page report provides an in-depth look at the industrial staffing segment
  • Contains market size estimates by region
  • Includes industrial-specific data cuts from the 2015 Contingent Buyers Survey

Europe Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm operational structures

28 December 2015

  • Staffing firms vary widely in combining/separating recruiting & sales, temp & perm businesses
  • Most firms highly satisfied with current structure
  • Sixty-nine staffing firms provided data

Europe Staffing Company Survey: Temporary worker ratios: Resume submittals/interviews & resume submittals/hires

27 December 2015

  • Median submittals/interview ratio: 3
  • Median submittals/hire ratio: 4
  • Data from 38 staffing firms analyzed

Europe Staffing Company Survey: Temporary worker assignment lengths & tenure discounts

27 December 2015

  • Median assignment length: 26 weeks
  • 35% of staffing agencies offer a tenure discount
  • Discounts in 1%-3% range