You Ask/We Answer

106, 2017

You Ask/We Answer

By |June 1st, 2017|

Question: When it comes to the human cloud, how many temporary workers are taking part in online services and online staffing?

Answer: As far as consumer-related human cloud services, such as Uber, research by Staffing Industry Analysts found 6% of temporary workers earned at least some income from them last year. Another 9% were considering using such services in […]

106, 2016

You Ask We Answer

By |June 1st, 2016|

How often do temporary workers go to state or federal exchanges to get healthcare insurance?


The percentage of temporary workers who obtained healthcare coverage through a government exchange is fairly high. A survey found that 55% of commercial temporary workers received coverage through an exchange, and 44% of professional-level temporary workers obtained coverage by using a government exchange. The survey […]

305, 2016

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By |May 3rd, 2016|

QUESTION: To what degree do staffing firms use outside vendors for social media and marketing?


A majority of staffing firms, 62%, don’t use outsourcing at all when it comes to marketing and social media, according to a survey by Staffing Industry Analysts. For the 38% that do use outsourcing for this purpose, 29% use it as an occasional supplement to internal […]

103, 2016

You Ask We Answer: The Biggest Markets?

By |March 1st, 2016|

What are the biggest industry markets for temporary staffing?

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts survey asked staffing firms to break out their total temporary staffing revenue by customer market. In aggregate, five sectors — manufacturing, healthcare services, finance/insurance, business services and tech/telecom — accounted for two-thirds of reported temporary staffing sales.

However, staffing firms touched all major industries to some […]

111, 2015

You Ask We Answer

By |November 1st, 2015|

There has been much discussion about gender disparity and the wage gap between male and female workers. In fact, California’s governor recently signed a tough equal-pay law. But what does the staffing industry look like in terms of gender disparity?

While Staffing Industry Analysts does not have research that looks directly at a potential wage disparity, […]

107, 2015

You Ask We Answer

By |July 1st, 2015|

When placing high-level IT workers, is there a preferred term? Sometimes they are referred to as contractors, other times as consultants.

Staffing Industry Analysts recently did research into what contingent workers would like to be called. And the preferred term varied depending on hourly wage. Among workers earning more than $45 per hour, the top choice […]

106, 2015

You Ask/ We Answer

By |June 1st, 2015|


Government regulations can make doing business more complicated. US staffing firms have to contend with Affordable Care Act rules, OSHA regulations and more. But how does the US stack up when compared with other countries in terms of regulatory difficulty?


Actually, the US still has a much lower regulatory burden on temporary staffing than others. It […]

105, 2015

You Ask/We Answer: Where Is RPO Most Used?

By |May 1st, 2015|

What occupations do RPOs hire for the most?

In the overall mix of hires made by RPOs, the IT segment represents the largest share with 19% of North American and European RPOs surveyed by Staffing Industry Analysts reporting placements in that space. However, IT still represents less than one in five jobs. The healthcare segment represented […]

103, 2015

You Ask/We Answer: Importance of a staffing firm’s skill segment in sales exec compensation

By |March 1st, 2015|

How much does primary skill segment of a staffing firm matter when it comes to total compensation for staffing industry sales account executives?


A recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts found significant differences in median pay among sales account executives in the staffing industry. IT sales account executives had the highest median annual compensation at $95,000, […]

112, 2014

You Ask/We Answer: IT Staffing Concentration

By |December 1st, 2014|

Question: IT staffing is experiencing relatively strong growth compared to many other segments. How concentrated is the market?

Answer: Overall, the IT staffing segment has become more concentrated. Market share of the 15 largest firms in the segment was 41 percent in 2008 but rose to 47 percent in 2009 and stood at 48 percent as […]