North America

Healthcare Staffing Growth Update - Dec 2013

December 19, 2013

  • In general, publicly held healthcare staffing firms have exhibited a trend of decelerating year-over-year (y/y) revenue growth through the first three quarters of 2013.
  • According to Pulse Survey respondents in the allied healthcare staffing segment, median y/y revenue growth in November was 2%... More

IT Staffing Growth Update

December 18, 2013

  • For the nine publicly traded IT staffing companies we track, median y/y revenue growth was 6.2% in 2Q13 and 6.3% in 3Q13.
  • According to Pulse Survey respondents, median year-over-year revenue growth was 11.5% in November.
  • Employment growth in industries that purchase IT staffing has remained steady... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey & 2008-2012 Cumulative Index

December 18, 2013

  • Staffing firm plans for Affordable Care Act
  • What makes for an effective website?
  • Top recruiting tactics, what works--and what doesn't
  • Best and worst strategic decisions
  • 415 page report summarizes 6 years of surveys

2013 Temporary Workers Survey: Preferences, Satisfaction and Agency Selection & Cumulative Index to 2009-2012 Surveys

December 17, 2013

  • 4,700 temps from over 40 firms surveyed
  • Temp benefits, brand recognition, satisfaction
  • 161 page report accumulates all previous temp/contingent surveys

Affordable Care Act - Options for Outsourcing Compliance

December 11, 2013

  • A brief overview of the options available to staffing firms for outsourcing compliance
  • PEOs are a potentially viable option, though as a group they have become less willing to work with staffing firms in recent years
  • Administrative outsourcing partners offer a more comprehensive suite of services... More

Sources of Free Salary and Wage Information: which is the best?

December 11, 2013

  • Five popular online sources of free salary and wage information examined
  • Recommendations — one source tops the list

December 2013 Preliminary US Forecast Comments

December 10, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of April 2014 forecast
  • Growth in engineering staffing appears to be doing somewhat better than forecast
  • Other segments on track as originally forecast

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