Recent Updates

U.S. Occupational Employment Tool

November 21, 2014

  • This tool compiles over 20 years of employment and unemployment data into one spreadsheet
  • Gauge supply and scarcity of workers nationwide by occupation
  • Additional tools to help users perform analyses and understand the data

2014 U.S. Direct Hire Growth Update

November 21, 2014

  • Internal staffing levels at employment placement agencies suggest strong growth
  • The U.S. direct hire market grew by 8% in 2013
  • We project that the U.S. direct hire market will grow by 7% in 2014 and by 10% in 2015

2014 Office/Clerical Growth Update

November 20, 2014

  • The office/clerical temp staffing market did not grow in 2013
  • We project growth of 2% in 2014, and 2% in 2015
  • Recent financial results from three publicly held staffing companies indicate that market conditions are modestly improving

CW managers: Become strategic to stay relevant

November 19, 2014

If contingent workforce management is to become and stay relevant to organizations, professionals in the space must become strategic.


Process management is RPO, stay focused

November 19, 2014

Recruitment process outsourcing is many things to many organizations, leading to a murky marketplace. Here’s how it should be defined and what it should include.


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