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  • Freelancer net revenue rises 37% in 2016

    Online staffing platform Freelancer Ltd. reported net revenue rose 36.6% in 2016 to AUD 52.7 million (US$38.1 million). The Sydney, Australia-based firm reported the number of jobs posted rose 33% from the previous year to a total of 10.6 million. AUD thousands 2016  2015  % change 2016 US$ Net revenue $52,749.0 $38,604.0 36.6% $38,117.0 Gross profit $45,551.0 $33,479.0 36.1% $32,915.6 Gross margin 86.4% 86.7%     Total comprehensive loss for the year -$1,211.0 -$2,859.0 nm -$875.1 Freelancer in the fourth quarter expanded its footprint in the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese markets by acquiring the Nubelo and Prolancer freelancing marketplaces. The acquisitions added 750,000 new users to the 1.8 million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese users already on Freelancer.Freelancer shares closed at AUD 0.835 (US$0.64), up 5.7% on the day. Based on its current share price the company has a market value of AUD 380.7 million (US$292.6 million). […]

  • Canadian staffing index rises on more working days

    The Canadian staffing index rose 4% in January from December and was up 6% when compared with January of 2016. The index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, rose to a reading of 100 from a reading of 96 in December.“The January index value was up 6% compared to the same month last year,” said Timothy Landhuis, research manager at Staffing Industry Analysts. “However, after adjusting for the fact that January this year had two more working days, the index reading suggests that overall volume of billed hours was down slightly year over year on a comparable-days basis.”Staffing Industry Analysts produces the index on behalf of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services. […]

  • Survey finds 67% of engineers likely to explore new job opportunities

    As demand for engineering talent grows, employers will increasingly struggle to hang on to their best and brightest, according to the Focus on Engineering report released by Experis, a division of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).Sixty-seven percent of engineers surveyed said they are likely to explore other job opportunities this year and 81% are confident they will land that new role. And while job hopping is on the rise, almost all the engineers, 96%, are happy with their career choice and have no plans to switch and 95% would recommend engineering to others.Engineers are seeking new engineering job opportunities in 2017: Actively seeking new positions: 39% May look for new job/exploring what’s out there: 28% Intend to stay in current position: 21% Not likely to change positions: 12% And they are likely to change employers in 2017: Intend to change employers: 33% On the fence about changing employers: 31% Intend to stay with current employer: 22% Not likely to change employers: 14% Engineers also shared their top considerations when seeking a new position: Salary, bonuses and/or incentives Better work environment/culture More interesting/challenging work Improved work/life balance Health benefits Feeling valued/appreciated “Engineering roles continue to rank among the most difficult jobs to fill both in the US and around the world, according to our global talent shortage survey,” said Rich Hutchings, Experis VP, engineering. “The talent crunch and ease of job hopping today means employers need to get serious about their retention strategies, and that requires a deeper understanding of what engineers really want from their jobs. From pay and office culture to work-life balance, employers cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.”The online survey was conducted from Jan. 20 through Jan. 30. It included 700 engineers and employers who are likely to recruit engineering talent. […]

  • Optimum Talent names regional president

    Optimum Talent appointed Peter Zukow to the new role of president of Central Canada. The Montreal-based firm provides executive search, leadership assessment and development and career transition and outplacement services. Optimum Talent recently reorganized its business by regions — Western, Central, and Eastern Canada. Mike Bacchus and Michel Lizotte took over the Western and Eastern regions, respectively.“Peter is a business builder with an extraordinary track record of delivering results and positive outcomes for key stakeholders,” said CEO Ronald Dahms. “Peter truly believes in the unique value that Optimum Talent provides as Canada’s largest Canadian-owned, integrated talent management provider.”Zukow most recently served as president of Lock Search Group.Optimum Talent also named Matt Goff as VP of client solutions within Optimum Talent’s leadership assessment and development practice. He most recently was managing director of SHL Talent Measurement Solutions, part of the corporate executive board.The company counts more than 200 employees and operates 15 offices throughout Canada. […]

  • UK – Capita writes down £50 million of contracts, purchases Vodafone’s pager unit

    Capita, the UK-based provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has written down £50 million of contracts as a non-underlying charge, reports the Telegraph. Capita stated that it had written off assets worth £50 million, most of which relate to the years 2012 to 2014, but some of which date back as far as 2009. It added that accrued income of around £40 million would also be written down as a charge.The company did not state which customers were related to the amortisation. Staffing Industry Analysts reached out for comment from Capita. In a statement, Capita commented:"As part of its year-end close process, Capita has undertaken a comprehensive review across its major contracts. Following this review management has taken the decision to impair, at year end 2016, a number of historic assets relating to a few specific contracts, which were being amortised over their contract life. This treatment is consistent with how contracts have been accounted for in 2016.""These impairments will have no adverse impact on cash or future trading. Some of these assets date back to 2009, with the majority relating to the period between 2012 and 2014. Assets amounting to around £50 million will be written off as a non-underlying charge consistent with prior year treatment.  Accrued income of around £40 million will be written down as a charge to underlying results, consistent with prior year treatment. Excluding the impact of accrued income written down, our guidance regarding trading performance for 2016 remains as last stated on 8 December 2016"Capita Chief Executive Andy Parker also stated that a £50 million cost-cutting programme would stem some of its losses.The company has also recently purchased the pager unit of Vodafone, according to the Financial Times.Capita is set to report its full year results on 2 March 2017.&nbs […]

  • UK – ‘Political and economic uncertainty’ is the top challenge faced by UK employers

    According to the REC’s (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) latest JobsOutlook survey, ‘political and economic uncertainty’ is ranked as the top challenge faced by a third of businesses.The survey, which polled 601 employers, also shows that 21% of businesses say a shortage of suitable candidates for jobs is their main challenge. Furthermore, the data shows that there is a shortage of suitable candidates for permanent roles in the engineering and technical sector.Moreover, 22% of employers intend to increase their permanent staff headcount within the next three months. In London, 28% plan to hire permanent staff in the short-term.“With record-high employment and businesses continuing to expand, there’s a lot about the UK jobs market to feel good about,” REC chief executive Kevin Green said. “Hiring in the capital is picking up speed as demand drives business forward.“However, employers are eyeing the road ahead with trepidation,” Green said. “There are signs that individuals are becoming less inclined to move jobs, meaning that filling vacancies is becoming even more difficult for hirers. Evidence that fewer EU nationals are moving to the UK to work is another concern. Sectors like healthcare and hospitality are heavily dependent on EU workers to provide the services the public needs.”“All of this amounts to more pressure on business. The government can take positive steps to ease the strain by delaying the immigration skills charge planned for April and tax changes to IR35 in the public sector. Rushed policy changes will only serve to cause more confusion at a time when businesses are craving certainty.”The data also shows that 33% believe that UK economic conditions are improving, while 29% think they are getting worse. […]

  • Germany – Number of job vacancies up in Q4 2016

    The number of job vacancies in Germany increased in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the previous year, according to data from the Institute for Labour Market and Professional Research of the Federal Employment Agency (BA).In the fourth quarter of 2016 there were 1,044,000 vacancies nationwide, 6,000 more than the same period last year.The majority of vacancies were in West Germany, which reached more than 801,000 while in East Germany they were just over 242,000.&nbs […]

  • Spain – Amazon to create 500 new jobs in 2017 (Telecompaper)

    Amazon is set to create 500 new permanent jobs in Spain in 2017, reports Telecompaper. The announcement of the jobs is expected to bring Amazon Spain’s total workforce to 1,500.  The Spanish expansion is part of the company's recently-announced plans to employ 15,000 additional staff across Europe. […]

  • China – 51job reports Q4 revenue up 13%

    Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSDQ) yesterday reported total revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2016 of RMB 694.2 million (USD 100 million), an increase of 13.6% compared with Q4 2015. (RMB millions) Q4 2016 Q4 2015 Change USD Q4 2016 Revenue 694.2 610.8 13.6% 100 Gross Profit 486.5 428.4 13.5% 70.1 Operating Income 209.7 186.9 12.2% 30.2 Net Income 203.3 141.7 43.5% 29.3 51job’s profit was impacted by an increase in operating expenses which grew by 14.7% to RMB 276.8 million (USD 39.9 million) compared to last year. Sales and marketing expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 18.2% to RMB 203.3 million (USD 29.3 million) from the prior year primarily due to higher employee compensation expenses and headcount additions. The company reported a gross margin of 70.8% compared with 71.6% in Q4 2015.“While we delivered solid financial results in 2016, the year was even more noteworthy in our minds for the progress we made on product development and the diversification of our engagement points with both employers and job seekers,” Rick Yan, President and Chief Executive Officer of 51job, said. “Our online service offerings are more innovative and comprehensive than ever following a refresh of the flagship 51job.com portal, the enhancement of our search engine methodology, and the introduction of employee referral and candidate background check services. We believe our strengthened value proposition to users will not only elevate recruitment compatibility and effectiveness, but also provide additional fuel to drive online customer spending and sales productivity over time.”The company operates in two primary business segments: Online Recruitment Services and Other HR. As of 31 December 2015, the company had ceased all print advertising services. The revenue breakdown by segment during Q1 2015 was as follows: (RMB millions) Q4 2016 Q4 2015 Change USD Q4 2016 Online Recruitment Services 423.8 368.6 15.0% 61 Other HR 270.4 241.8 11.8% 38.9 The company also published its full year results. (RMB millions) FY 2016 FY 2015 Change USD FY 2016 Revenue 2,372.7 2,101.9 12.9% 341.7 Gross Profit 1,675.3 1,485.2 12.8% 241.2 Operating Income 611.8 567.7 7.8% 88.1 Net Income 565.2 617.8 -8.5% 81.4 Online recruitment services revenues for the full year 2016 were RMB1,547.1 million (USD 222.8 million), representing a 14.1% increase from RMB 1,356.4 million in 2015. Other human resource related revenues in 2016 grew 11.5% to RMB825.6 million (USD 118.9 million) from RMB740.1 million in 2015. The increase was partially offset by the VAT policy change that went into effect in May 2016.Based on current market conditions and factoring in the VAT policy change as well as seasonality related to the Chinese New Year holiday, the company’s total revenues target for the first quarter of 2017 is in the estimated range of RMB 595 million (USD 85.7 million) to RMB 615 million (USD 88.6 million).“In 2017, we will continue to maintain our long-standing discipline in balancing investments and returns, incubate and pilot new products and platforms, and further establish 51job as the most complete HR services provider in China,” Yan said.In trading yesterday, 51job set a new 52-week high during Wednesday's trading session when it reached USD 37.93, however shares closed at USD 35.8, down 1.65% on the day. Based on its current share price the company has a market value of USD 2.15 billion. […]

  • Australia – Freelancer reports record net revenue in FY16

    Freelancer (FLN: ASX), the Australia-based online staffing platform, reported net revenue for the year ended 31 December 2016 of AUD 52.7 million (USD 40.5 million), an increase of 37% compared to a year ago. (AUD millions) FY 2016 FY 2015 Change USD FY 2016 Net Revenue 52.7 38.6 37% 40.5 Gross Profit 45.6 33.5 36% 35.0 Gross Margin 86% 87% N/A N/A Operating EBITDA 0.5 (2.0) N/A 0.3 The full year results follow Freelancer’s record cash receipts in FY 2016 of AUD 51.9 million (USD 39.2 million), an increase of 35% and an all-time record for Freelancer.Freelancer’s net revenue of AUD 52.7 million (USD 40.5 million) is a record number for the company and the fastest revenue growth since the IPO in 2013.The company also posted 10.6 million jobs during the year, a rise of 33%, and the number of registered users grew 23% to 23.3 million.Freelancer’s Gross Payment Volume for 2016 was AUD 666.2 million (512.2 million), up 190% compared to the previous year’s AUD 229 million (USD 165.0 million).Earlier in FY 2016, Freelancer expanded its leadership in the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese markets by acquiring the Nubelo and Prolancer freelancing marketplaces in Q4. The acquisitions added 750,000 new users to the 1.8 million Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese users already on Freelancer.In trading today, Freelancer shares closed at AUD 0.83 (USD 0.64), up 5.7% on the day. Based on its current share price the company has a market value of AUD 380.7 million (USD 292.7 million). […]

  • India – Ramco Systems secures $2.5 million cloud deal from Allegis Group (Economic Times)

    Ramco Systems Limited, an India-based software products and services provider, has secured a USD 2.5 million cloud deal from Allegis Group Australia Pty, reports the Economic Times. The deal,  for Ramco ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), is for Services Resource Planning (SRP), Human Capital Management (HCM) & Payroll to be implemented across eight countries including India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and New Zealand covering more than 7, 000 employees and contractors. […]

  • India – Employees set to receive average pay rise of 9.5% (Business Today)

    Employees in India are expected to get an average salary hike of 9.5% in 2017, lower than the 10.2% last year, reports Business Today with data from HR consultancy Aon Hewitt. The drop in salary is primarily due to Brexit, changes in the US government, reduction in start-up funding and demonetisation. The data also showed that the pay differentiation between the top and average performers has also increased and key talent is getting 1.8 more salary than that of an average performer.&nbs […]

Latest Research

  • Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally 2017

    We have developed our own methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. This provides a basic structure for understanding different strengths and weaknesses and a template for comparing a wide range of very different markets. Staffing markets have been ranked according to 10 different components.The Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool (MAAT) provides readers of the Most Attractive Staffing Markets report the benefit of making the analysis directly relevant for their own purposes. Built in Excel, the MAAT allows users to conduct their own assessment based on the indicators that they perceive as more relevant to their business case and risk tolerance. To download a copy of the report, click below: Most Attractive Staffing Markets 20170209 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download a copy of the excel based MAAT, click below: Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool 20170209 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • SI Report Webinar - February 2017

    This monthly Staffing Industry Report webinar gives the latest updates on the economy, mergers & acquisitions in the staffing industry, and recent reports from the staffing buyer survey.The one-hour webinar is the most efficient way to stay on top of current trends in the industry. Earn 1 credit per webinar attendance towards CCWP continuing education.Download the presentation slides. Select the play button to begin viewing.Double click the 4 arrows to view full screen&nbs […]

  • Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey - Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Key Findings 39% of the companies that responded to our survey indicated that they use recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), an indication of the significant use of this service. A definition of RPO is provided on page seven. Although our definition does not consider “bulk direct hire” to qualify as RPO, we note that some survey respondents may be reporting their use of “bulk direct hire” as RPO. 6% of survey respondents indicated that they held responsibility for RPO in their organization, and another 20% of respondents reported having some knowledge/influence over RPO. Adding these groups together, we see that two-thirds (26% divided by 39%) of contingent workforce managers at firms using RPO reported having at least some knowledge/influence over RPO operations at their firm. A majority (55%) of companies using RPO indicated that they use RPO for 10% or less of their total permanent hires, while another 14% of companies use RPO for 11-20% of their hires. On the other end of the spectrum, 26% of companies use RPO for a majority of their permanent hiring. A large majority (77%) of the companies that use RPO indicated that the switch to RPO brought about a decrease in time-to-fill for permanent hiring. Among these firms, the most common selection was a 1-10% decrease in time-to-fill. Improving recruitment efficiency was the most cited primary reason for implementing RPO, selected by roughly two-thirds of companies (67%). Reducing costs (56%) and making hiring more scalable (53%) were the second- and third-most commonly identified reasons. To download the full report, please select the link below:  WS Buyers Survey 2016 - NA - Recruitment process outsourcing 20170203 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • February US Jobs Report

    Event: On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment increased by 227,000 and the unemployment rate rose slightly by 6 basis points to 4.78% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its monthly jobs report. Temporary help services employment increased by 0.50% in January, adding 14,800 jobs. The temporary penetration rate rose one basis point, to 2.05%, matching the all-time high of 2.05% (newly revised from 2.06%) previously reached in December 2015 and November 2016.Background and Analysis: On a year-over-year (y/y) basis (January 2016 over January 2015), total nonfarm employment was up 1.6%, and monthly job gains have averaged approximately 195,000 over the past 12 months. Temporary help employment was up 3.3% y/y, with monthly job gains averaging approximately 7,800 over the past 12 months. The economic sectors that most drove total nonfarm employment growth in January included retail trade (+45,900), construction (+36,000) and leisure & hospitality (+34,000) Declines for the month were seen in government (-10,000), education (-8,800), and transportation & warehousing (-4,000)..BLS Revisions: The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for November was revised from +204,000 to +164,000, and the change for December was revised from +156,000 to +157,000. With these revisions, total nonfarm employment gains during the two-month period were 39,000 lower than previously reported.The change in temporary help services employment for November was revised from +23,800 to +25,500, and the change for December was revised from -15,500 to -12,800. With these revisions, temporary help employment growth was 4,400 greater than previously reported.  Note that the BLS also implemented its annual benchmark revisions this month, resulting in adjustments that may impact data going back to January 2012.  Staffing Industry Analysts’ Perspective: The first month of 2017 was a strong one for employment, with total nonfarm job additions of +227K coming in well ahead of the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg of +180K. The slight rise in the unemployment rate was due to a 20 basis point sequential increase in labor force participation, to 62.9%.There was a notable shift in the sectors that were most responsible for driving overall jobs growth in this report, as retail trade and construction had their largest gains since February and March of 2016, respectively, coming in stronger than healthcare & social assistance (+32.1K) and professional services (excluding temporary help, +24,200) which have led employment growth throughout this economic growth cycle. In percentage terms, however, natural resources & mining had the highest rate of growth in the month of January, at 0.6%. This was the third straight month of gains for the beleaguered sector, reversing a downtrend that had been in place for more than two years.Temporary help had a solid month, recovering from the contraction in December. This was the one-year anniversary of the worst monthly decline for the industry since the Great Recession, when 43,200 temporary jobs were lost in January 2016. That easy prior-year comparison enabled the industry’s y/y growth rate to jump to 3.3% in January from 1.2% the preceding month. As a consequence of the BLS annual benchmark revisions, the prior all-time peak for the temporary penetration rate of 2.06% was notched down one basis point, to 2.05%, matched in this month’s report. If the temporary employment growth demonstrated in this month’s jobs report can be sustained through several months, the penetration rate should reach new heights.Corporate Member subscribers may download employment figures in greater detail from a link that will appear below:   Monthly Employment Situation February 2017 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • European Listed Staffing Firms 1Q16 Financial Results

    Key Findings: This is an update of a selection of publicly traded recruitment firms around Europe with the most recently updated financial information as of the first quarter. First-quarter revenue rose at the largest firms. Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, reported revenue rose 4% on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and currency. First-quarter revenue at Randstad rose 5% on an organic basis. Tables of income and revenue performance can be found on the following pages. Revenue may reflect net sales only in some instances. In addition, revenue in the charts includes all revenue of a particular firms even if they have revenue from both inside and outside Europe or in other business lines. Where possible, hyperlinks to Staffing Industry Analysts’ news coverage of the results have been provided. This list includes staffing companies and firms directly related to the workforce solutions ecosystem. To download the full report, click below: EU Results 1Q16 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Staffing Firm Market Share Landscape and Book of Lists - EMEA Edition 2016

    The 2016 Staffing Firm Book of Lists contains 12 lists of largest staffing firms relating to Europe in one consolidated Excel file. The file includes: Lists of the largest staffing firms in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Globally; Lists the largest temporary staffing firms in the Europe in each of the following skill segments: Clinical/Scientific, Direct Hire, Engineering, Healthcare, Information Technology, Healthcare. List of the largest Job Boards globally. To download the Excel file, please click on the link below: Staffing Firm Market Share Landscape and Book of Lists - EMEA Edition 2016 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey - Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Key Findings 45% of the companies that responded to our survey indicated that they use RPO, an indication of the significant use of this service. Although our definition of RPO on page seven does not consider “bulk direct hire” to qualify as RPO, we note that some survey respondents may be reporting their use of “bulk direct hire” as RPO. 10% of survey respondents indicated that they held responsibility for RPO in their organization, and another 22% of respondents reported having some knowledge/influence over RPO. Adding these groups together, we see that roughly 70% (32% divided by 45%) of contingent workforce managers at firms using RPO reported having at least some knowledge/influence over RPO operations at their firm. A majority (54%) of companies using RPO indicated that they use RPO for 10% or less of their total permanent hires, while another 7% of companies used RPO for 11-20% of their hires. On the other end of the spectrum, 29% of companies used RPO for a majority of their permanent hiring. A large majority (75%) of the companies that use RPO indicated that the switch to RPO brought about a decrease in time-to-fill for permanent hiring. Among these firms, the most common selection was a 1-10% decrease in time-to-fill. Improving recruitment efficiency was the most cited reason, selected by roughly two-thirds of companies (68%). Reducing costs (64%) and making hiring more scalable (54%) were the second- and third-most-commonly identified primary reasons. To download the complete report, please select the link below: WS Buyers Survey 2016 - Europe - Recruitment process outsourcing 20170221 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • The Structure of the UK Staffing Market

    There were 24,155 staffing businesses/enterprises (see page 12 for the definition) registered for VAT and/or to pay Income tax (referred to as Pay As You Earn  or ‘PAYE’) in the UK in March 2016 compared with 22,445 in March 2015, a rise of 1,710 (+8%). This figure is broken down between 13,320 employment placement and 10,835 temporary employment agencies. The vast majority of companies (83%) had revenues of less than £1 million, although 135 firms in the UK had revenue in excess of £50 million. The Greater London region accounted for the largest number of businesses in March 2016, with 28% of the UK total. The region with the next largest share of businesses was the South East at 19%. By city or town, London is also largest by far with 6,780 enterprises (see page 6). Ten London boroughs account for 55% of all these firms. In 2016, the vast majority of staffing companies were micro business employing between 1-4 people. Only 450 firms employed over 250 staff. The market is split by legal status between limited companies (88%), sole proprietors and partnerships (11%) and a small minority of public sector and non-profit making bodies. To download the full report, please click below: The Structure of the UK Staffing Market 20170220 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Staffing Firm Market Share Landscape and Book of Lists - LATAM Edition 2016

    The 2016 Staffing Firm Book of Lists contains 8 lists of largest staffing firms relating to Latin America in one consolidated Excel file. The file includes: Lists of the largest staffing firms in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Latin America and Globally List of the largest engineering firms and job boards globally. To download the Excel file, please click on the link below: Staffing Firm Market Share Landscape and Book of Lists - LATAM Edition 2016 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey - Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Key Findings 45% of the companies that responded to our survey indicated that they use recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), an indication of the significant use of this service. Although our definition of RPO on page six does not consider “bulk direct hire” to qualify as RPO, we note that some survey respondents may be reporting their use of “bulk direct hire” as RPO. 10% of survey respondents indicated that they held responsibility for RPO in their organization, and another 22% of respondents reported having some knowledge/influence over RPO. Adding these groups together, we see that roughly 70% (32% divided by 45%) of contingent workforce managers at firms using RPO reported having at least some knowledge/influence over RPO operations at their firm. 33% of companies using RPO indicated that they use RPO for 10% or less of their total permanent hires, while another 7% of companies used RPO for 11-20% of their hires. On the other end of the spectrum, 47% of companies used RPO for a majority of their permanent hiring. The three most selected reasons for implementing RPO were improving recruitment efficiency, reducing costs, and making hiring more scalable, with each reason selected by 47% of firms. To download the complete report, please select the link below: WS Buyers Survey 2016 - APAC - Recruitment process outsourcing 20170221 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally 2017

    We have developed our own methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. This provides a basic structure for understanding different strengths and weaknesses and a template for comparing a wide range of very different markets. Staffing markets have been ranked according to 10 different components.The Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool (MAAT) provides readers of the Most Attractive Staffing Markets report the benefit of making the analysis directly relevant for their own purposes. Built in Excel, the MAAT allows users to conduct their own assessment based on the indicators that they perceive as more relevant to their business case and risk tolerance. To download a copy of the report, click below: Most Attractive Staffing Markets 20170209 - You do not have permission to view this object.  To download a copy of the excel based MAAT, click below: Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool 20170209 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Buyer Survey AP 2016: Hard to fill

    Key Findings We asked buyers from companies with more than 1,000 employees, “What specific skills are you having the greatest challenge recruiting?” Respondents provided open-ended responses. Among respondents noting IT as their largest occupational segment, data science and information security were commonly cited as skills difficult to recruit. Light industrial/manual labor was commonly cited among firms noting industrial as their primary segment. The difficulty in recruiting people with skills in data science or information security likely reflects a skill misalignment in the education of our overall workforce. The difficulty in recruiting light industrial workers and manual laborers likely reflects more than anything a need for buyers to simply adjust their pay to the market price. We did not categorize responses by whether or not they noted “niche” or “specialized,” as they are not specific skills. Such terms, however, were frequently cited as part of skills that are difficult to recruit. Click the link below to download the full report Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey 2016 - Global - Difficult to fill 20170131 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]