Sales/Mktg & Market Opportunities

2009 Buyer Survey: To what degree do buyers properly classify 1099/independent contractors?

February 18, 2010

Fewer than one in five buyers sure they are 100% compliant
A third say they "don't know" if they are
Buyers using a compliance vendor still doubtful they are compliant

CWS Council Member Provided Content - Achieving Program Balance Across Speed/Cost/Quality/Risk

February 10, 2010

 A CWS Council Member provided PowerPoint graphic which illustrates the tension between differing program objectives and how they relate to the optimal program balance.
How do different stakeholders value decision criteria?
What at a high level are the different dimensions to consider and how do they... More

Best and worst U.S. metro job markets

January 8, 2010

354 U.S. metros ranked by employment trends
Best: Washington DC, VA; SC; Gulf Coast; Northwest
Worst: Rust Belt; Southwest; Pacific Coast

Job market trends: the best and worst performing industries

December 8, 2009

Home health care ranks number one
Also tops: Social assistance, scenic and sightseeing transportation
Worst performing: Machinery, fabricated metal products, commercial real estate

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer interest in women & minority-owned (WMBE) staffing firms

November 14, 2009

Most buyers increasing use of WMBE suppliers
Big companies particularly positive
Interest varies markedly by buyer industry

Best and worst metro job markets

November 9, 2009

Many smaller and mid-sized markets continue to outperform
Best: Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA, Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
Worst: Detroit, Phoenix, Atlanta

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Who buys what

November 2, 2009

If buyers buy segment x, what else do they buy?
Top markets by skill segment
Office/clerical buyers use more non-agency contingents

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to staffing firms

October 26, 2009

Six ways to please staffing buyers
Opinions from 171 buyer respondents
Top themes: partner, cooperate, don't badger

Size of contingent workforce

October 21, 2009

U.S. contingent workforce estimated to be 14 million people
Estimated contingent market size of $425 billion
Independent contractors make up largest component

Seasonality in employment - who hires when

October 15, 2009

Fifty most seasonal industries profiled in this report
Seasonality of employment amplified in temporary services
Tourism, retail, construction, and education related industries tend to be most seasonal