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July 2014 Employment Hotlist

July 8, 2014

  • ‘Mining and logging’, including oil and gas extraction, topped the list of hottest industries on a percentage employment growth basis.
  • The ‘professional and business services’ industry ranked highest in volume of job growth.
  • The manufacturing industry reporting the highest average... More

SI Report Webinar - July 2014

July 8, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Niche focus on educational staffing
  • How do contingent buyers select staffing firms?
  • Approximately 1 hour

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1H14

July 1, 2014

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index declined 0.3% in 1H14
  • Five stocks advanced, 12 declined
  • Underperformed S&P 500 (up 6.1%) and Russell 2000 (up 2.5%)

North American News Report June 2014

July 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in satisfaction with staffing suppliers, VMS, MSP, and job boards

June 27, 2014

  • A satisfaction score for staffing suppliers (NPS) was measured at -19%, down 30 percentage points since 2011
  • Satisfaction with VMS also declined - NPS is now 3%, down 21 percentage points since 2011
  • Buyers were least satisfied with job boards, which scored a NPS of -33%, largely due to dissatisfaction... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: After a temp ends an assignment, how long must you wait before hiring them directly (without fees)?

June 26, 2014

  • At the median, buyers must wait at least three months after an assignment ends to hire a temporary worker without fees
  • Two-thirds of buyers reported a post-assignment wait period of at least one month to convert a temp without fees
  • Six month periods were also common, representing a quarter of... More

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

June 26, 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

The Evolution and Promise of Integrated Talent Acquisition Management Solutions - June 2014

June 26, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Integrated talent acquisition management solutions
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Compensation of contingent workforce managers

June 25, 2014

  • In 2013, the median compensation for contingent workforce managers was $135,000
  • Median compensation increased by 12.5% since we last asked in 2011
  • General managers/operations managers were on average more highly compensated than HR or procurement managers

A Look at the Mexican Temporary Workforce Environment

June 22, 2014

  • Overview of Mexican legal landscape
  • Limitations on use of temporary agency workers explained
  • Details on statutory costs