Surveys

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

August 24, 2015

  • Over 6,000 temps rate their staffing agency
  • Agencies get high marks for 4th year in a row
  • Agencies that are seen as polite and trustworthy outperform

Global Buyers Survey: Hardest-to-recruit skills

August 24, 2015

  • IT staffing buyers most often mentioned data/data scientist roles as difficult to recruit
  • Engineering buyers named aerospace engineers most frequently
  • Industrial buyers mention truck drivers most often

Contingent Share of Workforce

August 14, 2015

  • Average share of workers who are contingent remained at 18% among buyers surveyed
  • Half of buyers expected their contingent share to grow over next two years
  • Median projected growth in number of contingent workers over next two years was 17%

Affordable Care Act’s impact on bill rates and buyer strategies

August 7, 2015

  • Buyers reported a variety of methods suppliers used to pass on ACA costs
  • For 30% of buyers, suppliers' cost pass-through method was not the preferred choice
  • Buyers reported a wide distribution of ACA-related bill rate increases

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: When looking for work, which job board or social networking site do you use the most?

August 6, 2015

  • Six job boards, social media sites, most used
  • Job boards vary in use by temp pay, age, occupation
  • Healthcare temps unusual in heavy use of agency boards

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Temporary worker demographics by occupation: gender, age, years as temp, number of assignments

August 3, 2015

  • Gender/age demographics parallel those of full time jobs
  • Typical temp career is 2-4 years
  • But in most occupations a quarter have been temping for 8+ years

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Temporary worker hourly pay and assignment length

July 30, 2015

  • 6,000 temp workers reveal pay and assignment lengths
  • Full distribution of pay and assignment lengths by occupation
  • In most occupations, a quarter of temps work 52+ weeks

2015 Contingent Buyers Survey - North America - Initial Insights

July 24, 2015

  • Survey results from 200 North America contingent buyers
  • 41 questions including assignment length, ACA, and many others

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: Which types of work will you do more of, and which less of, over the next ten years?

July 23, 2015

  • 6,000 temps surveyed about 10-year work plans
  • Overwhelmingly, temping is just temporary; most plan to go full-time
  • But older workers, higher-paid, more open to future temping

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: How can staffing firms improve the popular image of the staffing industry and of temporary work?

July 7, 2015

  • 2,000 temps offer ideas on promoting industry
  • Temps say advertise temp--to-perm success, stats
  • Take a bigger role in temp careers, offer training, advice