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Here is a list of research reports released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts.
BRIEFING - Per diem staffing growth update
Two large players in the per diem nursing segment saw lackluster organic performance in 2007, and such weakness continued into the first quarter of 2008. For more, click here.
BRIEFING - Retained search growth update
North American fee revenue continued to decelerate for both Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) and Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII). Overall, combined revenue for these two companies grew 1.9% on a year-over-year basis compared to 12.9% in the previous quarter, and 22.5% overall in 2007. For more, click here.
BRIEFING - Legislation targets worker misclassification
Several proposed federal laws aim to get tough on firms that misclassify workers as independent contractors. Meanwhile, some staffing firms say interest in the issue of compliance is rising among staffing users. For more, click here.
BRIEFING - Staffing Industry Stock Index rises 3% in May
The Staffing Industry Stock Index rose 3.0% in May. The index, which tracks 21 staffing companies, rose by 30.6 points to close at 1046.32. For more, click here.
BRIEFING - U.S. economic stall persists
Economic indicators remain mixed, still signaling economic slowdown, but with less conviction than a few months ago. For more, click here.
BRIEFING May employment situation
Temporary help payrolls fell by 29,600 jobs in May, the 16th monthly reduction in temp jobs out of the last 17 months. On a year-over-year basis, temporary help payrolls were down 5.7%, the largest year-over-year decline since 2002.For more, click here.