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Crowdsourcing Platforms

July 16, 2014

  • This Insight Report provides an introduction to the category of Human Cloud platforms which SIA defines as Crowdsourcing. 
  • The SIA definition of Crowdsourcing platforms is clarified, the scope and dimensions of the space estimated, and the foregoing is substantiated by citing many representative... More

2014 List of Companies Looking to Acquire Staffing Firms

July 15, 2014

  • Lists 215 firms interested in acquiring a staffing firm
  • Provides top three industry segment preferences, top three geographic preferences, and contact info
  • Information technology, healthcare, and industrial are the top three industry segment preferences

2014 Largest IT Staffing Firms in the U.S.

July 15, 2014

  • 39 firms generated at least $100 million in U.S. IT temporary staffing revenue in 2013
  • Top three:  TEKsystems (Allegis Group), On Assignment, Randstad Technologies
  • Firms on list account for $15.3 billion in U.S. IT staffing revenue, or 62% of the market

2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the United States

July 9, 2014

  • Largest staffing and talent engagement firms generated $74.1 billion in 2013 U.S. revenue
  • 124 firms qualified for the list, the highest number since 2000
  • 55% of firms noted professional temporary staffing as largest segment; 32% noted commercial staffing as largest segment

Impact Assessment of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics on the Staffing Industry

July 8, 2014

  • 63% percent of US temporary agency jobs at high risk of computerization
  • F&A, industrial, and office/clerical are highest-risk staffing segments
  • Strategies for staffing firms include pivoting toward low-risk jobs and human-machine hybrid models

July 2014 Employment Hotlist

July 8, 2014

  • ‘Mining and logging’, including oil and gas extraction, topped the list of hottest industries on a percentage employment growth basis.
  • The ‘professional and business services’ industry ranked highest in volume of job growth.
  • The manufacturing industry reporting the highest average... More

SI Report Webinar - July 2014

July 8, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Niche focus on educational staffing
  • How do contingent buyers select staffing firms?
  • Approximately 1 hour

U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index: 1H14

July 1, 2014

  • U.S. Staffing Industry Stock Index declined 0.3% in 1H14
  • Five stocks advanced, 12 declined
  • Underperformed S&P 500 (up 6.1%) and Russell 2000 (up 2.5%)

North American News Report June 2014

July 1, 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 region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data.

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Trends in satisfaction with staffing suppliers, VMS, MSP, and job boards

June 27, 2014

  • A satisfaction score for staffing suppliers (NPS) was measured at -19%, down 30 percentage points since 2011
  • Satisfaction with VMS also declined - NPS is now 3%, down 21 percentage points since 2011
  • Buyers were least satisfied with job boards, which scored a NPS of -33%, largely due to dissatisfaction... More