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The Working Week

19 May 2015

With working time regulations never far from the headlines, this document provides a global overview taking into consideration maximum working hours, overtime pay, rest periods and break entitlements and holidays. 


Global Employment Migration Overview

30 April 2015

  • Overview of work migration policies of major staffing markets
  • Includes Australia, the EU, Japan and the US

Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

26 March 2015

  • SIA's own own methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. 
  • We have assessed 55 different staffing markets across six Continents. Strong prospects were identified among both emerging and established staffing markets.
  • Download a copy of the report as well as the... More

Cross-Border Data Transfers: EU Reforms and the Future of the US-EU Safe Harbor

18 February 2015

  • Hear from legal experts cross-border data transfers-related risks
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

Managing SOW Successfully

22 October 2014

  • Full webinar playback on demand
  • Overview of the Cisco C-Worker program
  • Download the presentation and Fieldglass white paper

2014 Global Engineering Market Report

23 July 2014

  • Adecco is the market leader by revenue, followed by Brunel International and Skilled Engineering.
  • We provide a Register of Engineering Staffing Suppliers by segment and information about the challenges for the industry including skill shortages.
  • Given the importance of, and interest in, the Oil... More

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

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

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