North America

Buyer Survey: Recruiting Former Employees

20 June 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly as they... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best (and worst) decisions made by contingent workforce managers

12 June 2014

  • The most common “best decision” among buyers, by a large margin, was adopting VMS or MSP.
  • Contingent workforce organization and control was a recurring theme in the “best decision” responses.
  • The most common "worst decision" was “allowing local branches/managers to exercise... More

Into the Future

4 June 2014

  • See the results of audience survey on the evolution of the contingent workforce
  • Understand where there are skill shortages
  • What strategies are being used to counteract these

Online Services Platforms: Can they work?

28 May 2014

  • Online Services platforms belong to a unique category in the SIA Human Cloud Platform taxonomy, alongside (and sometimes overlapping with) Online Staffing and Crowdsourcing platforms
  • In Online Services, businesses (wherever they are) purchase a specific service offered by the platform; the platform... More

Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms: Staffing Firms' Response and Engagement

31 March 2014

  • Online Staffing and Human Cloud platforms have become a focus of much interest for many staffing firms since 2012 and some staffing firms are beginning to engage with these platforms actively in productive and innovative ways.
  • Data show that staffing firm awareness, business interest in, and actual... More

Online Work Platform Models and Labor-related Compliance: Why It’s Not A Contradiction in Terms

3 March 2014

  • As online work platforms have become more visible to staffing businesses and buyers, questions have arisen as to whether these platform businesses can really act like typical staffing firms.
  • Online work platforms can act in ways that are similar to the more established, typical staffing business/compliance... More

“Online Staffing” Platform Businesses - Industry Segment Forecast Through 2020

2 January 2014

  • Total global online staffing segment spend/ market size to grow significantly by 2020, as most of the underlying conditions and drivers seem to support expansion (versus restriction) of online platform-based spend.
  • Three forecasts illustrate what we consider credible, supportable range of possible... More

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

27 November 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

3Q13 financial results for North America-based public staffing firms

25 November 2013

  • Earnings up median 14.2% y/y, revenue up median 5.4%
  • Signs of acceleration
  • Revenue and earnings for 22 firms detailed

SI Report Webinar - November 2013

12 November 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Highest bang-to-buck recruiting tactics
  • Best and worst strategic decisions