Surveys

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Use of offshore outsourcing

November 17, 2009

38% of buyers use offshoring
Larger companies use it more
Using it most: buyers in finance/ins

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Use of vendors for independent contractor screening & compliance

November 17, 2009

37% of buyers use ic screening vendors
Interest increasing
Vendor use varies by industry, skill purchased

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Trends in HRO and RPO usage

November 15, 2009

14% of buyers use HRO, growth flat
17% of buyers use RPO, some growth
Large company buyers more interested

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

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Staffing supplier management strategies, current and planned within two years

November 14, 2009

Big changes coming in CW management
VMS use projected at 81% by 2011
SOW to be part of CW program
Buyer CW programs to go global

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Which types of buyers use (or plan to use) VMS & MSP?

November 14, 2009

Bigger companies heavier VMS & MSP users
Techy buyers, multinationals also high
VMS expansion plans more common than MSP

2009 Buyer Survey: Which incentives/discounts do buyers most commonly receive from suppliers/MSPs?

November 12, 2009

Conversion, volume discounts most common
Consistent across industries, company sizes
Bigger buyers get more discounts

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: How much does VMS really save?

November 11, 2009

VMS users report median savings of 10%
Others say it saves time
Non-users underestimate savings by half

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: Are contingent workers really first hired, first fired?

November 2, 2009

Yes, contingents are first hired, first fired
But less so when it comes to hiring than firing
Top: 65% in manufacturing hire contingents first