Recent Updates

North American Listed Staffing 2Q15 Financial Results

August 27, 2015

  • Among 24 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 2Q15 revenue increased by a median 7.6% year-over-year.
  • Seventy-five percent experienced positive y/y organic revenue growth, up from 1Q15's 68%.
  • Sixty-three percent reported positive net income, up from 46% in 1Q15.

The million-billion-dollar question: What’s next for the human cloud?

August 26, 2015

There is great interest in the emerging human cloud market for a variety of reasons. The million-billion-dollar question is what will happen next? 


2015 Largest Direct Hire Firms in the United States

August 26, 2015

  • Report ranks eight firms that generated more than $25 million in direct hire revenue in the U.S.
  • Three largest: Robert Half International, Management Recruiters International (CDI Corp), Allegis Group
  • Added together, the firms generated $1.1 billion, or 14% of the market

Continuing to realize value from your MSP

August 26, 2015

In this first part of a three-part series, we examine some common MSP program challenges, potential solutions and ways to increase the overall value of a contingent workforce program.


NLRB could expand joint employer definition in current case

August 26, 2015

A ruling due any day now from the National Labor Relations Board could redefine some staffing client companies as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act. 


How much of your spend is through SOW contracts?

August 26, 2015

In our 2015 Contingent Buyers Survey for North America, we asked respondents for the percent of contingent workforce spend that was project/SOW-based. 


The argument for an in-between worker classification

August 25, 2015

Trying to fit today’s marketplace businesses into one of only two discrete categories is out of touch with reality and could lead to the disappearance of more efficient, intermediate business models, asserts Andrei Hagiu, an associate professor in the strategy group at Harvard Business... More


2015 Temporary Worker Survey: How happy are temporary workers with their staffing agencies?

August 24, 2015

  • Over 6,000 temps rate their staffing agency
  • Agencies get high marks for 4th year in a row
  • Agencies that are seen as polite and trustworthy outperform

Global Buyers Survey: Hardest-to-recruit skills

August 24, 2015

  • IT staffing buyers most often mentioned data/data scientist roles as difficult to recruit
  • Engineering buyers named aerospace engineers most frequently
  • Industrial buyers mention truck drivers most often

2015 Largest Legal Staffing Firms in the United States

August 21, 2015

  • Report ranks seven firms that generated at least $25 million in legal temporary staffing revenue in 2014
  • Four largest: Special Counsel (Adecco), Update Legal, Compliance Discovery Solutions (System One), Kelly Services
  • Added together, the firms generated $0.5 billion in revenue, or 46% of the... More