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2Q13 Gross Margin and Bill Rate Trends

October 14, 2013

  • In 2Q13, average gross margin up 20 bps y/y at 8 global firms
  • However, median gross margin unchanged y/y at 17 public staffing firms
  • In August, office/clerical bill rates up 2% y/y, while industrial bill rates declined 1% y/y

Affordable Care Act – Is Your Firm Effectively Exempt from the “Play-or-Pay” Employer Mandate?

October 9, 2013

  • A brief overview of ways in which a staffing firm may not be subject to the ACA employer mandate
  • Firms are exempt as a whole if they are below the 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employee threshold
  • In addition, a firm may be effectively exempt if all of their employees are part-time, seasonal... More

SI Report Webinar - October 2013

October 8, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Staffing firm website tactics
  • ACA - Who's exempt

Largest Global Staffing Firms 2013

October 7, 2013

  • Find out who tops the world rankings
  • Where your company or supplier is compared to the competition
  • See newly listed firms from Australia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, the UK and USA

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 1, 2013

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2013 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.0x EBITDA
  • These values were flat over the previous year, though the range of revenue multiples was more dispersed than in previous years
  • The range of EBITDA multiples we received was similar to last year, with slightly more... More

Webinar - Integrated Sourcing Wins the Talent War - October 2013

October 1, 2013

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Managing the total workforce
  • Approximately 1 hour

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Which website design attributes drive staffing firm business success?

September 25, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms to rate (on a scale from 0 to 10) how much they think their current website contributes to business success. On average, staffing firm websites received a grade of 5.6/10.
  • Sixty-four percent of staffing firms reported that their website’s focus was evenly mixed between... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm expectations and plans in response to the Affordable Care Act

September 20, 2013

  • Thirty-eight percent of staffing firms expect a revenue decrease associated with ACA, while 44% expect a revenue increase. Eighteen percent do not anticipate an effect either way. 
  • Firms in the IT segment were more likely than the average firm to expect a revenue decrease associated with... More

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

September 20, 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

Affordable Care Act – Providing Fully Compliant Health Coverage

September 11, 2013

  • A brief overview of what defines fully ACA-compliant major medical insurance
  • Large employers must offer at least 95% of employees and their dependents coverage that is "adequate" and "affordable"
  • Three independent brokers / benefit consultants that work with staffing companies... More