Recent Updates

I quit! Are you losing temps early?

November 19, 2014

Whether the assignment is terminated early or the temporary worker quits, uncompleted assignments cost you time and money. How do you know if temporary worker early terminations and quit rates are within industry norms?

Contingent worker sues Google, searches for justice

November 19, 2014

A former Google worker in New York sued the search giant and online staffing firm Elance-oDesk claiming he and others were misclassified as independent contractors.

OSHA cites manufacturer for serious, repeat violations

November 19, 2014

A manufacturing facility has been cited by OSHA for numerous repeated safety violations and faces fines of more than $300,000. The company has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Its staffing provider faces one citation.

The time it takes staffing firms to fill assignments

November 19, 2014

In our 2014 Staffing Company Survey for North America, we asked staffing firms the average time it takes to fill assignments. 

SIA research: Recruitment process outsourcing insights

November 19, 2014

This report examines the $4.4 billion recruitment process outsourcing market. It reviews the most common types of RPO engagements, including contract and service features. It also covers a range of methods to identify clients’ culture and core values. The report is available to corporate and CWS Council... More

3Q14 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

November 18, 2014

  • Among 27 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 3Q14 revenue increased 8.9% y/y (median).
  • Eighty-nine percent experienced positive y/y revenue growth, up from 2Q14's 74%.
  • Seventy-eight percent reported positive net income, down from 83% in 2Q14.

2014 Staffing Company Survey: How often do temporary workers quit an assignment early? How often are they dismissed for poor performance?

November 14, 2014

  • Median quit rate: 5%
  • Median early termination rate: 4%
  • Rates vary markedly by skill segment

Revenue rises at Swedish healthcare staffing firm NGS

November 12, 2014

Swedish healthcare and education staffing firm NGS Group reported revenue rose 5.2 percent in the third-quarter to 122.4 million Swedish krona (US$16.9 million).

TeamHealth acquires medical scribe services firm

November 12, 2014

TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based PhysAssist Scribes Inc.

Investment group acquires VMS and MSP firm

November 12, 2014

Investment firm Investcorp acquired PRO Unlimited, which offers VMS, MSP and independent contractor compliance/payrolling services.