Region - North America

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

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing revenue flows through VMS and MSP, and what is the typical fee charged to staffing firms?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of their business conducted through either VMS or MSP, as well as the typical fee they pay to VMS and MSP providers
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 10% of their business through VMS
  • At the median, staffing firms conduct 5% of their business through... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from statement of work (SOW)?

November 22, 2013

  • Forty-seven percent of staffing firms derived some revenue from SOW
  • Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived was 10%
  • There was a strong positive correlation between firm size and whether a firm derived any revenue from SOW.

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue is derived from oil/gas, education, and government?

November 22, 2013

  • Thirty-five percent of all staffing firms derive revenue from the oil/gas sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is: 10%
  • Thirty-two percent of staffing firms derive revenue from the education sector. Among these firms, the median percent of revenue derived is 5%
  • Forty... More

2013 Staffing Company Survey: What percent of staffing firm revenue comes from top clients?

November 22, 2013

  • We asked staffing firms for the percent of revenue they derive from their top client, as well as their top five clients.
  • Among all staffing firms, the median percent of revenue derived from a single client was 20%.
  • The median percent of revenue derived from the five largest clients was 50%. ... More

2013 Contingent Buyers Survey & Cumulative Index to 2006-2012 Surveys

November 22, 2013

  • 415-page aggregation of all previous buyer surveys
  • Best practices, metrics, updated projections
  • Trends in VMS, MSP, buyer management of staffing firms

Affordable Care Act – Using the Look-Back Method to Determine Full-Time Status

November 13, 2013

  • A brief overview of how the look-back method is used to determine the full-time status of your employees
  • Variable hour or seasonal employees' hours are tracked over a measuerment period, followed by an administrative and stability period
  • Break-in-service rules determine whether returning employees... More