CWS Council Research

Contingent Share of Workforce

August 14, 2015

  • Average share of workers who are contingent remained at 18% among buyers surveyed
  • Half of buyers expected their contingent share to grow over next two years
  • Median projected growth in number of contingent workers over next two years was 17%

Affordable Care Act’s impact on bill rates and buyer strategies

August 7, 2015

  • Buyers reported a variety of methods suppliers used to pass on ACA costs
  • For 30% of buyers, suppliers' cost pass-through method was not the preferred choice
  • Buyers reported a wide distribution of ACA-related bill rate increases

2015 VMS & MSP Competitive Landscape

July 31, 2015

  • Global VMS and MSP markets continue to grow robustly
  • Penetration of VMS and MSP in US contingent workforce market plateauing
  • Report contains VMS and MSP market estimates for North America and Europe

2015 Contingent Buyers Survey - North America - Initial Insights

July 24, 2015

  • Survey results from 202 North America contingent buyers
  • 41 questions including assignment length, ACA, and many others

The Human Cloud Landscape

July 22, 2015

  • Market size estimate by work location, Human Cloud segment, and B2B vs. B2C
  • Largest three providers by 2014 spend are Uber, Didi Kuaidi, and UpWork
  • Overview of Online Staffing Platforms, Crowdsourcing, and Online Work Services

Increasing Capability and Value in Contingent Workforce Programs - July 2015

July 22, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Confronting the three year problem
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Contingent Workforce Legal Update 2015 - ACA and Other Concerns-June 2015

June 24, 2015

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • CW management legal update
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2015 VMS Service Differentiators Report

June 22, 2015

The shift in focus from more traditional temporary worker management to larger, more complex categories, coupled with global expansion efforts have driven VMS providers to expand and mature feature functionality, resulting in significant innovation and differentiation across the VMS landscape. This report,... More

Freelancer Management Systems (FMS) Differentiators and Competitive Landscape

May 22, 2015

  • Profile of four leading FMS providers
  • The most in depth look at providers that exists
  • Learn about industries served, metrics, market size, and technical functionalities

2014 North America Staffing Company Survey & 2008-2013 Cumulative Index

April 18, 2015

  • Staffing firm plans for Affordable Care Act
  • Most effective marketing & sales tactics for staffing firms
  • Metrics: time-to-fill, order fill rates, quit rates, early termination rates
  • Medical and non-medical benefits offered to temps
  • 403 page report summarizes 7 years of surveys