Recent Updates

Mass. to have highest state minimum wage in US

July 2, 2014

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a measure that raises the state’s minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state and and makes permanent the multi-agency task force charged with combating worker misclassification.


SIA research: CW manager compensation

July 2, 2014

How much are your peers paid? What variables influence contingent workforce managers' salaries? This report, available to members of the CWS Council, discusses this and more. 


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

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: After a temp ends an assignment, how long must you wait before hiring them directly (without fees)?

June 26, 2014

  • At the median, buyers must wait at least three months after an assignment ends to hire a temporary worker without fees
  • Two-thirds of buyers reported a post-assignment wait period of at least one month to convert a temp without fees
  • Six month periods were also common, representing a quarter of... More

2014 Online Staffing Platform Landscape: Can more be better?

June 26, 2014

  • We have identified 145 online staffing platform businesses operating around the world, including 33 “witkeys” (the Chinese variant of online staffing). There are actually likely to a larger number of tiny platform businesses we have not detected yet.
  • In 2013, only a fairly small number of... More

The Evolution and Promise of Integrated Talent Acquisition Management Solutions - June 2014

June 26, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Integrated talent acquisition management solutions
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

2014 Contingent Buyers Survey: Compensation of contingent workforce managers

June 25, 2014

  • In 2013, the median compensation for contingent workforce managers was $135,000
  • Median compensation increased by 12.5% since we last asked in 2011
  • General managers/operations managers were on average more highly compensated than HR or procurement managers

Get on the same page for program success

June 25, 2014

Suppliers, buyers and other stakeholders often view value and program goals differently. It's time to get on the same page to elevate your program.