Staffing - Commercial

2012 Contingent Buyer Survey & 2006-2011 Cumulative Index

September 14, 2012

  • 391-page aggregation of all previous buyer surveys
  • Best practices, metrics, updated projections
  • Trends in VMS, MSP, buyer management of staffing firms
  • Compensation data for contingent managers

Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2012 Update

September 11, 2012

  • Industry projected to expand 9% in 2012 and 6% in 2013
  • Solid expansion is continued evidence of positive secular shift in demand
  • Segments headed for all-time peaks in 2012:  industrial, IT, engineering, and locum tenens staffing

2Q12 Commercial Staffing Growth Update

September 6, 2012

  • Segment continues deceleration into 2Q12
  • TrueBlue and Robert Half's OfficeTeam outperform
  • Employment growth in business services, manufacturing, healthcare decelerate  

Commercial Staffing Growth Update

March 2, 2012

  • Public firms report positive y/y growth in 4Q11
  • January Pulse Survey reports y/y growth of 7% for office/clerical, and 10% for industrial staffing
  • Unemployment rates remain high in commercial occupations

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which buyers require suppliers to use E-Verify?

February 28, 2012

  • Only a minority of buyers reported requiring staffing firms to verify the employment eligibility of temps using E-Verify.
  • However, buyers of industrial/logistics/transportation staffing bucked that trend, with over three-quarters requiring use.

Top U.S. Temporary Staffing Markets: A detailed breakdown by metro and specific skill segment

January 11, 2012

  • First-ever detailed lists of top metros by segment
  • Exhaustive disaggregation of temp industry
  • Useful target lists for expansion

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyer plans for next two years

December 20, 2011

  • Buyers plan to use 26% more contingent workers by 2013
  • The increase is widespread, with over three-quarters of buyers planning on using more
  • Average contingent share of workforce continues to slowly increase

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: When is one type of CW better than another?

December 2, 2011

  • Buyers said that agency temps are best with respect to cost, legal risk, availability of talent and time to fill, compared to independent contractors, internal temp pools and statement of work consultants
  • Buyers were less excited about agency temp quality
  • Over three fourths of buyers said that... More

2011 Contingent Buyer Survey: Management Strategies

December 2, 2011

  • Use of approved suppliers, supplier tiering lists, master suppliers, RPO and HRO has surpassed previous pre-recessionary peaks
  • Growth in VMS and MSP moderating, but still projected to grow

Commercial Staffing Growth Update

September 8, 2011

  • Industrial staffing continues double-digit growth, but rate decelerating
  • Four out of five office/clerical staffing firms also experiencing growth
  • Employment trends in key markets mixed - business services recovering, manufacturing and financial services beleaguered