Recent Updates

SIA Research: What Temps Say About How You Treat Them

February 19, 2014

We asked temporary workers to give anonymous feedback about the companies and jobs in which they had been placed. While temporary workers in general seemed reasonably pleased with their placements and clients, there were pockets of discontent. Read more in this report, available to CWS Council and Staffing... More

Are Independent Contractors In or Out?

February 18, 2014

There is no norm or standard on where programs fall on the maturity curve when it comes to CW utilization, including their use of independent contractors, writes the chief operating officer of ICon Professional Services, in The Staffing Stream.

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – What temps think about treatment at client companies

February 18, 2014

  • Roughly a third of workers expressed some form of unsolicited praise 
  • Industrial workers were the most likely to express praise, healthcare workers were the least likely
  • The most common requests were: increase and improve communication and feedback, increase pay, and offer transition to... More

2014 Temporary Workers Survey – How much is a typical referral bonus?

February 13, 2014

  • Bonuses are typically $100 or less, or $500 or more - with few in between
  • Higher wages typically mean higher referral bonuses
  • Referral bonuses are possibly underutilized - only 28% of temporary workers reported being offered a referral bonus

2022 employment projections and long-term U.S. staffing industry forecast

February 13, 2014

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10.8% employment growth from 2012 to 2022
  • SIA forecasts 3.1% annual growth in temporary services employment from 2012 to 2022
  • Report provides employment forecast for 667 detailed occupations organized by staffing segment

Contingent Workforce Legislative and Regulatory Update for 2014 - February 2014

February 13, 2014

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Get a concise update on the most critical changes that will affect contingent work at the local, state and national level.
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

Staffing Stream: Transforming your IT staffing partnership

February 12, 2014

Hiring managers and staffing firms have an opportunity to transform the quality and effectiveness of their relationships.

Blog: Riding the IT staffing growth wave

February 12, 2014

The information technology market has been on a steady growth path and our research indicates that it will continue to outperform other segments of staffing for a few years to come. Unless there is a glitch in the global economy, this boom should keep booming.

Kforce announces realignment, Q4 revenue up 12%

February 12, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) reported a net loss of $8.2 million in the fourth quarter compared to net income of $6.1 million in the same period last year. However, fourth-quarter revenue rose 12.3 percent at the Tampa, Fla.-based professional staffing firm to $302.9 million.

What’s the Right CW Mix?

February 12, 2014

Now that the contingent workforce has become a valued part of organizations, they are looking at whether the mix of those workers is appropriate.