Region - North America

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

Largest Global Staffing Firms 2013

7 October 2013

  • Find out who tops the world rankings
  • Where your company or supplier is compared to the competition
  • See newly listed firms from Australia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, the UK and USA

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

20 September 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

Online Staffing Platform Businesses ‐ 2013 and 2014 Industry Segment Forecast

10 September 2013

  • Online Staffing market growth revised upward to 60% in 2013
  • No foreseen near‐term limits on global expansion
  • Market drivers could lead to $3B in spend in 2014

Global Staffing Industry Size 2012

28 August 2013

Key Findings include:

The size of the global staffing market.

A breakdown of the 40 of the most important countries

Estimates of the size of temporary and permanent services.


“Online Staffing” Platforms: 2013 industry segment landscape

9 August 2013

  • 67 online staffing firms listed and described
  • Four largest: oDesk, Elance, freelancer.com, Zhubajie (Pig Network)
  • How online staffing fits into human cloud space