Research Report

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 […]

2307, 2019

Research Report: New Shores

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Expanding a staffing operation into a new country can be a lucrative growth strategy, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges such as barriers in language and culture, potential currency risk — due to exchange rate fluctuations — and selecting the right people to develop a business. But before any of those […]

2005, 2019

Research Report: The Coming Boom

By |May 20th, 2019|

Why do people work in offices? The answer to that question used to be obvious — because it’s far easier to communicate and coordinate activities when people are under one roof than when spread apart. The internet has made that answer less clear cut, and perhaps even dated.

Today, in almost any office, what you see […]

2503, 2019

O, Canada!

By |March 25th, 2019|

Recent trade tensions notwithstanding, Canada and the United States maintain a high level of economic interactivity due to shared cultural, political and economic practices, as well as the geographic proximity that comes with roughly 5,500 miles of shared border. As a result, those familiar with the US staffing industry may wonder how closely the Canadian […]

102, 2019

The Potential to Disrupt

By and |February 1st, 2019|

In January, SIA published its latest report on blockchain: “The Impact of Blockchain in Talent Acquisition.” Our first report on this topic, published in December 2017, identified seven blockchain initiatives in the freelancer and/or job board category, while this report covers 26 — and there may well be many more operating in pre-launch stealth mode.

This growth […]

1411, 2018

Almost Clear Skies?

By |November 14th, 2018|

A s the US economy powers along, aided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed at the start of the year, the environment continues to be broadly favorable for most skill segments of the staffing industry. This article examines the findings of SIA’s most recent biannual US Staffing Industry Forecast report for insights on […]

110, 2018

Research Report: Forecasting the Future

By |October 1st, 2018|

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

110, 2018

Riding the Wave

By |October 1st, 2018|

No one would have believed at the dawn of this new century that the staffing industry was being scrutinized, keenly and closely, by intelligences far advanced; that as industry professionals busied themselves about various routine concerns, their company processes were being studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might examine the […]