Recent Updates

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico by 2013 Revenue

May 25, 2014

  • Total Mexican staffing market estimate of $3.8 billion (formal market: $1.4 billion)
  • ManpowerGroup is largest staffing firm in Mexico, with 38% of formal market
  • We estimate formal Mexican staffing market grew 3% in 2013

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Short‐term and long‐term contingent workforce projections

May 23, 2014

  • Buyers continue to remain bullish with respect to near‐term hiring plans
  • Buyers were most bullish about the long-term prospects for high-skilled workers, SOWs, offshore workers, and outsourced company functions
  • The average reported contingent share of workforce is expected to grow from 18%... More

VMS just got upgraded to frenemy

May 21, 2014

Most staffing executives see VMS as the spawn of the devil, but based on what buyers tell us, it may also have been the greatest driver of increased contingent usage over the last decade, writes Jon Osborne, Staffing Industry Analysts' VP of strategic research, in The Contingent Blog. 

Forget the mediocre: go for great quality in your CW program

May 21, 2014

Buyers have consistently claimed quality service and results as a priority, but quality program management has been a tough element to execute.

Fighting forced labor: Orgs need to intensify efforts

May 21, 2014

Staffing and labor organizations are partnering to combat the existence of forced labor, though such efforts may seem insignificant.

Arizona firm pays $600K in IC case; taking steps to prevent misclassification

May 21, 2014

An Arizona drywall contractor agreed to pay $600,000 in a case involving around 450 current and former employees who had been misclassified as independent contractors by a staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. 

What not to wear (and it’s not about being out of place)

May 21, 2014

It is a common business practice to institute dress codes, but some employers go too far, and religious discrimination claims based on strict application of dress codes have increased in recent years, warns attorney Janette Levey Frisch in Staffing Industry Review.

Select exits bankruptcy, gets new board of directors

May 21, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, exited Chapter 11 and announced an investor-appointed board of directors that includes high-level staffing executives who formerly served at Randstad and TAC Worldwide.

1Q14 Financial results for public staffing companies

May 20, 2014

  • Seventy-six percent of public staffing firms reported positive y/y revenue growth in 1Q14, down from 82% in 4Q13.
  • Median revenue grew by 6.5% y/y among 21 publicly listed staffing companies.
  • Eighty-one percent of public staffing firms reported positive net income in 1Q14.

May 2014 Outplacement Growth Update

May 20, 2014

  • Mixed Q1 results reported by publicly held companies. 
  • Adecco reported double-digit U.S. outplacement revenue growth, partly driven by the financial and pharmaceutical industries. 
  • Three percent decline projected for U.S. outplacement market in 2014.