Region - North America

4Q13 Employment Hotlist: The fastest-growing U.S. job markets, by detailed industry and geography

December 26, 2013

  • Mining and logging is hottest among eleven major industries
  • Government came in last, with notable job losses at the federal level
  • Industry with highest average overtime hours is petroleum refineries

Building a Non-Commoditized Client Base: Saying Goodbye to VMS/MSP Programs

December 20, 2013

  • Experts describe staffing markets that do not use VMS/MSP
  • Tips on building a "boutique" staffing model

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