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Blog: What is par for the course?

August 3, 2010

How does your staffing firm compare to the competition? The biannual Staffing Industry Benchmarking Consortium survey can show how your firm compares with other staffing firms. Staffing Industry Analysts' Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi writes on the consortium in The Contingent Blog. For the full...

Canadian and outplacement lists now online

August 3, 2010

The 2010 list of largest Canadian staffing firms and the 2010 list of largest U.S. outplacement firms are now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members.

INSIGHT - 2010 list of largest Canadian staffing firms
*22 firms break C$50 million barrier in 2009, combined revenue over C$3.4 billion...

Nelson revenue jumps, opening new offices

August 3, 2010

The Nelson Family of Companies announced second-quarter revenue rose 72% from the year-ago quarter and that the company is opening new offices in the U.K. and India.

Nelson's U.K. and India offices, which will be for its WorkforceLogic division, will open by the end of this month.

The Sonoma CA-based...

Online jobs rise by 139,200

August 2, 2010

The number of online job ads rose by 139,200 in July for a total of 4.29 million, according to the online jobs report by The Conference Board.

"After rising sharply in December and January, online job demand for the nation as a whole has settled into a more modest pattern over the last six months,...

U.S. manufacturing slows in July

August 2, 2010

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed for the third month in a row in July, according to the Institute for Supply Management's purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today.

July's reading of 55.5 represented a slowdown in manufacturing expansion from June, which had a reading...

Blog: Mars, Venus and staffing

August 2, 2010

Staffing firms may be from Mars and staffing buyers may be from Venus. Both staffing firms and buyers say they want the other to be "more of a real business partner." But a closer reading reveals the two may be worlds apart in expectations. Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of Research Jon Osborne writes...

Administaff revenue up 2%, raises prices

August 2, 2010

Administaff Inc. (NYSE: ASF), the largest PEO, reported second-quarter revenue rose 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. While the average number of worksite employees paid per month fell in the second quarter, Administaff posted a 5.1% increase in revenue per worker.

Administaff President Richard Rawson...

Direct hire, marketing lists released

July 30, 2010

The lists of largest direct-hire staffing firms and marketing/creative staffing firms are now available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

INSIGHT - 2010 list of largest providers of direct hire in the U.S.
*Only nine firms break $25 million barrier in recessionary 2009, sixteen firms...

PEO revenue rises 13% at ADP

July 30, 2010

Professional employer organization revenue at Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) rose 13.2% to $328.4 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year.

The average number of paid PEO worksite employees during the fourth quarter...

Real GDP growth slows in Q2

July 30, 2010

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.4% in the second quarter, a slowdown from the first quarter's rate of 3.7%, according to an advance estimate by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Staffing industry growth, with the exception of healthcare staffing, strongly correlates with...