Staffing - Commercial

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 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

Global Staffing Industry Size 2012

August 28, 2013

  • Key Findings include the size of the global staffing market.
  • A breakdown of 40 of the most important countries
  •  Estimates of the size of temporary and permanent sectors.

August 2013 Preliminary Forecast Comments

August 7, 2013

  • Preliminary comments ahead of September 2013 forecast
  • Growth in office/clerical, engineering/design, and retained search staffing appear to be doing better than forecast
  • Growth in Allied healthcare staffing appears slower than projected

Commercial Growth Update - April 2013

April 16, 2013

  • Public companies exhibited small declines and single-digit revenue growth in 2H12, continuing a slowing growth trend beginning in late 2011. 
  • In January and February, Pulse data showed median revenue growth rates decelerated in both the office/clerical and industrial segments.
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Group Cites Temp Safety, Calls for Tougher Rules

January 16, 2013

A new report by the Center for Progressive Reform claims contract labor is bringing new threats to worker safety and calls for the federal government to crack down on firms that use a lot of temps. The group is a Washington-based nonprofit formed in 2002.


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