Recent Updates

Staffing Trends

29 January 2016

This report summarizes trends identified through the development of SIA’s research programme during the course of 2015 and based on our market expectations in 2016.


2015 Staffing Firm Market Share Landscape and Book of Lists - APAC/LATAM/MEA Edition

25 January 2016

  • Compilation of sixteen market share landscape reports and opportunity lists related to APAC/LATAM/MEA
  • Ranks hundreds of staffing firms by revenue and by staffing sector

Middle East & Africa Legal Update Q4 2015

14 January 2016

In this report we round up the legal developments making the headlines in the Middle East and Africa in Q4 2015:

  1. Ethiopia – Opposition to overseas employment bill from agencies
  2. Oman – New limits on recruitment agencies hiring expats
  3. Qatar – Wage protection system introduced
  4. South Africa –... More

Latin America Legal Update Q4 2015

14 January 2016

In this report we round up the legal developments making headlines in Latin America in Q4 2015:

  1. Brazil – Employers in financial distress may reduce salaries by up to 30%
  2. Chile – New labour practices code for HR outsourcing companies
  3. Colombia – Bill to reduce youth unemployment
  4. Mexico... More

Asia Pacific Legal Update Q4 2015

12 January 2016

In this report we round up the legal developments making the headlines in the Asia Pacific region in Q4 2015:

  1. Australia – Labour hire workers and redundancy
  2. Australia – Sham contracting includes third party arrangements
  3. China – Maternity leave extended with two-child policy
  4. Indonesia – Relaxation... More

Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Requests for Proposal (RFPs)—Response rates, hours to complete, & percent successful

31 December 2015

  • Typical staffing firm respond to about a third of RFPs
  • About half of completed RFPs turn into business
  • Time-consuming, but responding typically worth it

December 2015 Growth Assessment: Industrial Staffing

29 December 2015

  • This 76 page report provides an in-depth look at the industrial staffing segment
  • Contains market size estimates by region
  • Includes industrial-specific data cuts from the 2015 Contingent Buyers Survey

Largest Staffing and Outsourcing Firms in Latin America: 2015

29 December 2015

  • Latin American staffing market estimated at USD 47.8 billion in 2014 revenue
  • Brazil makes up nearly 75% of Latin American staffing market
  • Manpower is the largest company in Latin American staffing revenue

Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm operational structures

28 December 2015

  • Staffing firms vary widely in combining/separating recruiting & sales, temp & perm businesses
  • Most firms highly satisfied with current structure
  • Fifty-one staffing firms provided data

Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Temporary worker assignment lengths & tenure discounts

27 December 2015

  • Median assignment length: 13 weeks
  • 30% of staffing agencies offer a tenure discount
  • Discounts in 1%-5% range