Recruiting & Talent Acquisition

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

Prospects improving for U.S. IT skills supply

September 11, 2009

Student interest in computer science (CS) as major rebounds 12%
But CS declared majors still half dot-com levels
Projection: Increase in CS graduation rates by 2013

2009 staffing company survey: How often do temps return for another assignment?

July 30, 2009

Median candidate return rate: 76%-80%
A quarter of firms report return rates of 86%-90% or higher
Even direct hire candidates come back 56%-60% of the time

2009 staffing company survey: How often do candidates decline an assignment?

July 22, 2009

Median candidate decline rate is 11%-15%
Median rate roughly double in healthcare, creative/marketing
Ouch: a tenth of firms report decline in rates of 41% or more

2009 staffing company survey: Benefits offered to temporary workers

July 10, 2009

Most commonly offered benefit: paid vacation
25% give same medical ins to temps as staff get
Vulnerable: Small firm benefits not competitive
IT staffing firms offer temps best benefits
Staffing firms selling to govt also generous

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: Many think agencies charge temps a fee

April 29, 2009

Misperception widespread across occupations, industries
Workers who believe a fee charged less likely to temp
Best practice: remind prospects you're a "no fee agency"

Leveraging Recruitment Media, SI Review April 2009

March 31, 2009

It's not just about job posting anymore: multimedia and optimized job ads

Employment Law: Overtime for Temps,Contingent Workforce Strategies March/April 2009

March 25, 2009

Know the laws to minimize liability

Despite challenges, staffing firms adopt e-Verify

February 13, 2009

e-Verify still unreliable for addressing fraud issues
Program expected to add cost for staffing firms
Still, a good business opportunity, marketing potential

Significance of demographic factors on temp nursing employment

January 20, 2009

Nurses in larger local markets more likely to choose per diem and/or travel
Understanding why nurses choose temporary work
Labor market conditions and their effects on job-matching