Research Report

1711, 2020

Prep Your Temps

By |November 17th, 2020|

You’ve been talking to temporary workers for years and have a pretty good idea what they need to know, right?

That’s probably mostly true, but temporary workers we surveyed — nearly 5,000 of them — revealed that important information is often lost in the shuffle. Here are eight topics that temporary workers said most need to […]

911, 2020

Research Report: End of One M&A Cycle

By |November 9th, 2020|

The combination of low interest rates and historically high levels of cash on corporate balance sheets has helped whet the appetites for merger and acquisition activity on the part of both strategic (i.e., corporate) and financial (i.e., private equity) buyers. According to SIA’s “Trends in Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions” report, the total number of staffing […]

2209, 2020

Mixed Results

By |September 22nd, 2020|

For years, SIA’s Pulse Report (based on our Pulse Survey) has offered a timely snapshot of staffing industry revenue, bill rate and order trends, recruiting/sales difficulty, and the future outlook for each staffing segment.

The Covid effect. When the Covid-19 pandemic first landed on US soil, its impact on staffing and business in general was uncertain. […]

2107, 2020

Research Report: On the Precipice

By |July 21st, 2020|

Transformative developments lead to a consolidating IT staffing market

The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, or HHI, is a widely accepted measure of market concentration. Its calculation is
simply the sum of the square market shares for each firm of a market, typically limited to the 50 largest companies. A market with an HHI of less than 1,500 is considered […]

1905, 2020

Vaulting Demand

By |May 19th, 2020|

Every business, irrespective of the industry, relies on technology to compete in today’s market, thereby raising the demand for tech talent. Being one of the fastest-growing IT occupations in the US, software developer employment is projected to grow by 21% from 2018 to 2028, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This growth is even […]

2303, 2020

The Heart of Business

By |March 23rd, 2020|

All aspects of the staffing process are supported and influenced by technology, and recent developments such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and blockchain are presenting staffing firms with an increasingly complex environment to understand. Not only is technology transforming existing products, it is creating a bewildering array of new products to consider.

1902, 2020

Research Report: Pushing the Envelope

By |February 19th, 2020|

The use of vendor management system technology and managed service provider services has become increasingly widespread at midsize to large enterprises over the past decade. As a result, a key strategic concern for many staffing companies is not only how to delight the underlying enterprise client, but also how to partner effectively with that client’s […]

1811, 2019

In the Market

By |November 18th, 2019|

Scouting out an acquisition target, or seeking a buyer, requires a significant amount of homework. Buyers and sellers need access to databases of companies, which they then need to narrow down based on potential interest/ fit. After time-consuming legwork, companies can cross off names one by one, until finally they come up with realistic short […]

2409, 2019

Candidates Who Stick

By |September 24th, 2019|

The US labor market is as candidate-driven as it has ever been. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings are largely outnumbering the number of candidates, and this is happening in a context where unemployment is close to an all-time low. You may wonder how this situation could actually benefit enterprising staffing […]

909, 2019

Forecasting the Future

By |September 9th, 2019|

Planning for the future is a critical aspect of managing any organisation. The long-term success of a company is closely tied to how well the management can foresee its future and develop appropriate strategies to deal with likely future scenarios. Additionally, with more staffing firms looking to expand internationally, market size estimates for major staffing […]