Region - North America

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

SIA research: Buyers’ best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

25 June 2014

Sometimes, former employees can be a valuable asset to a CW program. Buyers of contingent labor report methods of recruiting and retaining them that tend to work best. Among them, creating an alumni groups via social media and sharing periodic updates and job openings. Read more here


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