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2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Buyers' International Presence

17 July 2014

  • Buyers plan aggressive international CW program expansion over the next four years
  • Eight percent of companies reported that they will initiate coverage of Asia/Pacific in 2014
  • Not all large companies have expansive global footprints - 60% operate in only one region

Crowdsourcing Platforms

16 July 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

ASEAN Non-Standard Employment

14 July 2014

  • See details of an interesting report from ASETUC
  • Including information on the rise of triangular employment relationships across Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Plus commentary from Menno Bart of Ciett

Largest Staffing Firms in Chile 2013

4 July 2014

  • This report can be used to unravel the Chilean staffing landscape.
  • It identifies the largest ten firms and another 25 potential suppliers.
  • Details include the nature of the market, demographics, current and future conditions, opportunities and threats and geographic spread.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

1 July 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

Rest of World News Report June 2014

30 June 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the Americas. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 


Rest of the World Legs & Regs Advisor May 2014

30 June 2014

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris network
  • We have covered a variety of judicial developments, including labour reforms and court rulings
  • Data has been gathered from across the Rest of the World

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

26 June 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

Professional Recruitment Trends Singapore Apr/May 2014

26 June 2014

  • Launching our index for professional recruitment in Singapore, in collaboration with APSCo
  • Also included is a selection of economic data for Singapore
  • Infographics on the Singapore labour market from the local Ministry of Manpower

A Look at New Zealand

23 June 2014

This report includes the information you should know before setting up in New Zealand, including:

  • The legal landscape.
  • Rules and Regulations surround temporary workers
  • The Middleman - Managed Service Providers