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2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best advice for recruiting and retaining former employees

June 20, 2014

  • The top suggestion is to stay connected, particularly through a Linkedin or Facebook group
  • Several buyers suggested using social media to ensure that former employees are aware of current job openings
  • Buyers also suggested treating employees with honesty and professionalism, particularly when... More

Expert Interview - The Great Hunt in Health IT

June 20, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Emergence of new career paths in health IT discussed
  • Report includes health information career map

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: What specific skills are you having the most difficulty recruiting?

June 19, 2014

  • Skills associated with managing and modifying company‐wide enterprise software were reported as the most difficult to recruit
  • Within engineering, the most difficult to recruit skills were specialized, niche skills, and skills related to petroleum engineering
  • Among buyers of industrial/logistics,... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: How do buyers find and select their staffing suppliers?

June 19, 2014

  • Overwhelmingly, buyers report 'worker quality' to be their top consideration when selecting a staffing firm
  • Service quality, low cost, and speed were the next most important considerations 
  • A referral from a colleague is the most common way of initially discovering staffing firms, followed... More

Expert Interview - Therapy Staffing: Succeeding in a Space of Skill Shortage

June 19, 2014

  • This expert interview was recorded at SIA's 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago
  • Topics include: the effect of medicare cuts in the nursing home setting, booming demand in home healthcare, growing demand in the school setting, best practices for recruiting candidates, and other insights... More

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Best (and worst) decisions made by contingent workforce managers

June 12, 2014

  • The most common “best decision” among buyers, by a large margin, was adopting VMS or MSP.
  • Contingent workforce organization and control was a recurring theme in the “best decision” responses.
  • The most common "worst decision" was “allowing local branches/managers to exercise... More

SI Report Webinar - June 2014

June 10, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • 2014 Survey of Contingent Workforce Buyers
  • Approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in supplier management strategies

June 9, 2014

  • Usage of VMS, MSP, RPO, HRO hits new highs
  • RPO use now more common than master supplier
  • Seven management strategies poised for growth

North America News Report May 2014

June 4, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

How HR Can Make the Most of your Contingent Workforce Program - May 2014

May 29, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • How HR and procurement professionals can successfully work together to build tomorrow's contingent workforce
  • Duration approximately 1 hour