Recent Updates

Finance/Accounting Growth Update

September 5, 2014

  • Public companies reported mixed results, with growth rates ranging from -12% to +15% y/y
  • We estimate the f/a temporary staffing market will grow by 6% in 2014 and 7% in 2015
  • Drop in unemployment rate for tax examiners and collectors

2014 Largest Outplacement Firms in the United States

September 5, 2014

  • Two firms generated at least $25 million in U.S. outplacement revenue in 2013
  • Firms generated $0.4 billion (39% of the market)

September 2014 Gross Margin and Bill Rate Trends Report

September 4, 2014

  • Gross margin for 17 publicly traded staffing companies from 2004 to 2Q14
  • Median gross margin remains below pre-recession levels
  • Of the 17 companies in our report, 14 reported an increase in margin from 1Q14 to 2Q14

2014 Largest PEO Firms in the United States

September 4, 2014

  • 15 firms generated at least $50 million in net PEO revenue in 2013
  • Top three: Insperity, ADP, Oasis Outsourcing
  • Firms generated $6.6 billion in net PEO revenue (60% of the market)

2014 Largest Retained Search Firms in the United States

September 4, 2014

  • Ten firms generated at least $25 million in U.S. retained search revenue in 2013
  • Top three: Korn/Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles International, Spencer Stuart
  • Firm generated $1.2 billion in revenue (22% of the market)

2014 Largest Direct Hire Firms in the United States

September 4, 2014

  • Eight firms generated at least $25 million in direct hire revenue in 2013
  • Top three: Robert Half International, MRI network (CDI Corp), Allegis Group
  • Firms generated $1.0 billion in revenue (14% of the market)

Global RPO Directory

September 4, 2014

  • A comprehensive directory of RPO providers
  • Full data for 61 RPO firms around the world
  • Additional List of 100+ providers

North American News Report August 2014

September 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.

Ten years later, the CW star is as bright as ever

August 30, 2014

We identified and predicted the rise of the contingent workforce manager first. Ten years and a Great Recession later, CW managers have proved their strategic worth to their organizations, writes Global Editorial Director Subadhra R. Sriram in The Contingent Blog. So what’s next?


2014 VMS & MSP Competitive Landscape

August 29, 2014

  • Global VMS and MSP spend in our study rose 23% and 19%, respectively
  • Market estimates for North America and Europe contained in this report
  • Trend in US clients using an external MSP starting to plateau