Ziv Tepman

Research Analyst

Ziv Tepman

Ziv Tepman joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2013. His coverage areas include industry benchmarking, market size estimates, survey research, data analytics, labor market trends, and technology in staffing. He has worked as an analyst in the economic consulting and high-tech industries. He holds a BA in economics and MS in management science and engineering, both from Stanford University.

Recent Articles

Buyers’ Staffing Supplier Sourcing Models

24 November 2015

  • Most common vendor bidding model was primaries, at 68%
  • Rate structures: Fixed rates per job title, max bill rates and pay range plus mark-up all selected by over 49%
  • Only 22% reported using open bill rates

Buyers’ International Presence

20 November 2015

  • Great majority of buyers in our survey have CW programs that cover North America
  • One third reported covering Western Europe, one fourth reported covering Asia/Pacific
  • Many expect to expand geographically within 2-4 years

Internal Resources Used for CW Management

18 November 2015

  • Median CW management team size was five
  • Team size positively correlated with organization size
  • Time spent on CW responsibilities correlated with organization size

International Laws’ Effects on Temp Use

16 November 2015

  • Seven laws caused a net decrease in use of temporary agency workers
  • Proposed amendments to the Japanese Dispatch Law caused no net change

Buyers' Annual Contingent Workforce Spend

4 November 2015

  • Median annual CW spend was $140 million
  • CW spend positively correlated with buyer size
  • Larger median spend among buyers with a VMS or MSP

Top Priorities for CW Programs

2 November 2015

  • Buyers reported a wide range of top priorities for their CW programs
  • Most common priority was reducing/controlling costs

SOW in Contingent Workforce Programs

27 October 2015

  • SOW comprised a median 30% share of buyers’ contingent workforce (CW) spend
  • Sixty-six percent of buyers indicated that SOW is incorporated into their CW program

Assignment Lengths and Assignment Limits

20 October 2015

  • Median assignment length was 12 months
  • Most common assignment limits were 12 months, 18 months and more than 18 months
  • A median 10% of temporary workers were dismissed due to assignment limits
  • Median time required to wait before rehiring a temporary worker was five months

Satisfaction with Staffing Suppliers

16 October 2015

  • Staffing supplier NPS was -30%, little changed from 2014
  • VMS NPS was -13% and MSP NPS was -30%
  • Job board NPS was -29%, similar to its 2014 value

Metrics Used to Evaluate Suppliers

5 October 2015

  • Buyers most often chose candidate performance grading as a key metric
  • Time-to-fill came in as a close second