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August 2013 Preliminary Forecast Comments

August 7, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of September 2013 forecast
  • Growth in office/clerical, engineering/design, and retained search staffing appear to be doing better than forecast
  • Growth in Allied healthcare staffing appears slower than projected

Affordable Care Act - The "Play-or-Pay" Employer Penalties and How to Avoid Them

August 6, 2013

  • An overview of the two penalties under the ACA's "employer shared responsibility" provision
  • To avoid both penalties, large employers must offer 95%of workers coverage that is "affordable" and "adequate"
  • Most companies are likely to either offer major medical as a... More

August 2013 Jobs Report Digest

August 6, 2013

  • Temporary help jobs up 7,700 in July, and up 6.7% versus last year
  • Total non-farm employment up 162,000 in July
  • The temp penetration rate stays at 1.98%

2Q13 Employment Hotlist: The fastest-growing U.S. job markets, by detailed industry and geography

August 6, 2013

  • Best industry: Professional and business services tops list of eleven major industries. 
  • Government takes last place, losing average of 6,200 jobs per month over the past three months.
  • Non-supervisory employees at petroleum refineries have highest average weekly overtime hours
  • Best state... More

2013 List of Largest Staffing Firms in Canada

August 4, 2013

  • List of 21 firms that generated at least C$50 million in staffing revenue (55% of the market)
  • Top Three:  Adecco, Randstad, and Procom

2013 List of Largest U.S. Healthcare Staffing Firms and Market Share Analysis

July 31, 2013

  • List of 24 firms that generated at least $50 million in healthcare staffing (53% of the market)
  • Top three:  AMN Healthcare, CHG Healthcare, Jackson Healthcare
  • Also lists of largest travel nurse firms (16), per diem nurse firms (10), locum tenens firms (7), and allied healthcare firms (19)... More

2013 List of Largest U.S. Marketing/Creative Staffing Firms

July 31, 2013

  • List of five firms that generated at least $25 million in US marketing/creative staffing (37% of the market)
  • Top Three:  Aquent, Robert Half, 24 Seven

2013 Staffing Industry Sales Force Compensation Survey: Executive Summary

July 31, 2013

  • Study of staffing sales force salary and incentives 
  • Includes best practices around sales compensation
  • 98 staffing firms surveyed

The Best Ways to Implement a Pricing Strategy - Bill Rate or Markup?

July 29, 2013

  • Innovative approaches to contingent worker pricing strategies discussed
  • Adjust the markup based on the pay rate delivered
  • Transactional reverse auctioning explained

2013 Staffing Acquirers' Shopping List

July 29, 2013

  • Lists 255 staffing firms interested in making an acquisition in 2013
  • Provides top three industry segment and region choices and contact info
  • IT staffing, IT solutions/SOW, and direct hire most common segment preferences