Surveys

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

2009 Contingent Buyer Survey: Buyers' advice to others implementing a contingent workforce program

October 28, 2009

Four key tips for new contingent workforce managers
Opinions from 171 buyer respondents
Top themes: research, buy-in, VMS/MSP, process

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

2009 Contingent Worker Survey - Staffing firm brand recognition (and lack therof)

October 16, 2009

Workers very familiar with Kelly Services and Manpower brands
But other staffing firm brand recognition spotty
Many workers cite top staffing brands as "fictional"

2009 Contingent Worker Survey: What workers love--and what they hate--about contingent work

October 12, 2009

Workers like flexibility, independence of contingent work
Possibility jobs will lead to permanent work also a plus
But also feel under-compensated, unappreciated

2009 staffing company survey: How often do temps return for another assignment?

July 30, 2009

Median candidate return rate: 76%-80%
A quarter of firms report return rates of 86%-90% or higher
Even direct hire candidates come back 56%-60% of the time

2009 staffing company survey: How often do candidates decline an assignment?

July 22, 2009

Median candidate decline rate is 11%-15%
Median rate roughly double in healthcare, creative/marketing
Ouch: a tenth of firms report decline in rates of 41% or more

2009 staffing company survey: Benefits offered to temporary workers

July 10, 2009

Most commonly offered benefit: paid vacation
25% give same medical ins to temps as staff get
Vulnerable: Small firm benefits not competitive
IT staffing firms offer temps best benefits
Staffing firms selling to govt also generous

Staffing firms' anonymous advice to buyers

June 30, 2009

400 staffing firms offer frank feedback
Wanted: partnership, communication, respect
"Price is NOT everything--you get what you pay for"

May staffing sales trends: Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey

June 12, 2009

May staffing sales growth by segment & sector
Strongest segments: engineering, clinical/sci, locums, IT
Weakest segments: allied hc, marketing, travel nursing
Most optimistic: staffing firms serving finance/insurance mkt