Recent Updates

August Jobs Report

August 7, 2015

  • The US added 215,000 jobs in July
  • Temp help employment fell by 8,900, or 0.3%, the largest monthly percentage decline since September 2012 (-1.0%)
  • Revisions increased overall job gains in May and June by 14,000, and reduced temp gains by 11,900

2015 VMS & MSP Competitive Landscape: Summary Report

August 6, 2015

  • This summary provides excerpts from the full 2015 VMS & MSP Landscape Report
  • 26 MSPs and 19 VMS providers participated in study
  • Report contains our size estimates of global VMS and MSP markets

2015 Temporary Worker Survey: When looking for work, which job board or social networking site do you use the most?

August 6, 2015

  • Six job boards, social media sites, most used
  • Job boards vary in use by temp pay, age, occupation
  • Healthcare temps unusual in heavy use of agency boards

Largest Staffing Firms in Mexico: 2015 Update

August 5, 2015

  • We estimate 20 companies make up formal Mexican staffing market
  • Report lists 2014 staffing revenue of each of the 20 companies
  • Formal staffing market estimated at USD 1.5 Billion in 2014 revenue

SOW what: Why you should work this spend category into your program

August 5, 2015

Developing or modifying a contingent workforce program can be a painful experience that requires detailed planning. That becomes even more the case when you want to fold in statement-of-work or project services spend. 

The model dilemma: How should you manage your program?

August 5, 2015

When developing a contingent workforce program or reevaluating your current program, one of the first decisions you will need to make is what management model to adopt. This two-part primer helps explain each option.

Staffing buyer loses temp harassment case’s ‘hybrid test’

August 5, 2015

A South Carolina staffing buyer is ruled a joint employer in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a temporary agency worker under a “hybrid test” put forward by the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Read the numbers: Common mistakes business leaders make in statistical analysis

August 5, 2015

Contingent workforce managers rely on data to know how their programs are performing. But are you reading the numbers correctly? Sree Thiyagarajan, a research associate at Staffing Industry Analysts, explains a few common mistakes people make in Staffing Industry Review.

Senators introduce misclassification legislation

August 5, 2015

Senators Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have introduced the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, which targets worker misclassification. Ilyse Schuman, an attorney with law firm Littler Mendelson, notes that while it’s not likely to advance this term, some provisions are cropping up... More

Allied and advanced practice benchmarking survey now open

August 4, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Allied Health Benchmarking Survey is now open.