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December 2013 Jobs Report Digest

December 6, 2013

  • US payroll employment up 203K in November, and 1.7% y/y
  • Temp employment up 16K in November, and 8.6% y/y
  • Temp penetration at 2.03%, matching all-time high

2013 U.S. Pricing Tool

December 5, 2013

  • Updated excel-based pricing tool created specifically for buyers of temporary staffing in the U.S.
  • Tool contains several calculators allowing CW managers to see the effect of changes in various cost components

For the CFOs: The Role of Finance in Strategic Planning

December 5, 2013

  • Panel of CFOs discusses the role of finance in a staffing company
  • Panelists share which finance metrics they find the most useful
  • Spending priorities, M&A, and costs of Affordable Care Act implementation discussed

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

November 27, 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

The Anatomy of the Markup

November 25, 2013

  • Markup and components of bill rate are explained in the report
  • Report discusses how burden, SG&A expense and target operating profit affect markup

3Q13 financial results for North America-based public staffing firms

November 25, 2013

  • Earnings up median 14.2% y/y, revenue up median 5.4%
  • Signs of acceleration
  • Revenue and earnings for 22 firms detailed

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing revenue flows through VMS and MSP, and what is the typical fee charged to staffing firms?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of their business conducted through either VMS or MSP, as well as the typical fee they pay to VMS and MSP providers
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 10% of their business through VMS
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 5% of their business through... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from statement of work (SOW)?

November 22, 2013

  • Forty-seven percent of staffing firms derived some revenue from SOW
  • Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived was 10%
  • There was a strong positive correlation between firm size and whether a firm derived any revenue from SOW.

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from oil/gas, education, and government?

November 22, 2013

  • Thirty-five percent of all staffing firms derive revenue from the oil/gas sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is: 10%
  • Thirty-two percent of staffing firms derive revenue from the education sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is 5%
  • Forty... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue comes from top clients?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of revenue they derive from their top client, as well as their top five clients.
  • Among all staffing firms, the median percent of revenue derived from a single client was 20%.
  • The median percent of revenue derived from the five largest clients was 50%. ... More