Region - North America

Affordable Care Act – Is Your Firm Effectively Exempt from the “Play-or-Pay” Employer Mandate?

October 9, 2013

  • A brief overview of ways in which a staffing firm may not be subject to the ACA employer mandate
  • Firms are exempt as a whole if they are below the 50 full-time and full-time-equivalent employee threshold
  • In addition, a firm may be effectively exempt if all of their employees are part-time, seasonal... More

Largest Global Staffing Firms 2013

October 7, 2013

  • Find out who tops the world rankings
  • Where your company or supplier is compared to the competition
  • See newly listed firms from Australia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, the UK and USA

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 1, 2013

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2013 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.0x EBITDA
  • These values were flat over the previous year, though the range of revenue multiples was more dispersed than in previous years
  • The range of EBITDA multiples we received was similar to last year, with slightly more... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Which website design attributes drive staffing firm business success?

September 25, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms to rate (on a scale from 0 to 10) how much they think their current website contributes to business success. On average, staffing firm websites received a grade of 5.6/10.
  • Sixty-four percent of staffing firms reported that their website’s focus was evenly mixed between... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Staffing firm expectations and plans in response to the Affordable Care Act

September 20, 2013

  • Thirty-eight percent of staffing firms expect a revenue decrease associated with ACA, while 44% expect a revenue increase. Eighteen percent do not anticipate an effect either way. 
  • Firms in the IT segment were more likely than the average firm to expect a revenue decrease associated with... More

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

September 20, 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

Affordable Care Act – Providing Fully Compliant Health Coverage

September 11, 2013

  • A brief overview of what defines fully ACA-compliant major medical insurance
  • Large employers must offer at least 95% of employees and their dependents coverage that is "adequate" and "affordable"
  • Three independent brokers / benefit consultants that work with staffing companies... More

U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: Sept 2013 Update

September 10, 2013

  • U.S. staffing industry projected to grow 5% in 2013, and 5% in 2014, to reach $137 billion
  • Total U.S. temp staffing market forecast in 2014 to reach 95% of historical peak, adjusted for inflation
  • Forecast raised for the following market segments:  engineering staffing, education staffing,... More

Online Staffing Platform Businesses ‐ 2013 and 2014 Industry Segment Forecast

September 10, 2013

  • Online Staffing market growth revised upward to 60% in 2013
  • No foreseen near‐term limits on global expansion
  • Market drivers could lead to $3B in spend in 2014

2013 Staffing Firm Executive Compensation Analysis

September 4, 2013

  • Total compensation fell by a median 4.52 percent in 2012 at U.S.-based public staffing firms, according to an analysis of executive compensation that looked at the two most highly paid executives at a selection of publicly traded staffing firms.
  • Median total compensation for the top two executives... More