Brian Wallins

About Brian Wallins

Brian Wallins is a research director with SIA. He can be reached at bwallins (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1411, 2022

Invested in the Future of Work

By |November 14th, 2022|

Innovation is flourishing throughout the workforce solutions ecosystem as new entrants seek to disrupt conventional business models. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the wave of new “unicorns” permeating the landscape. A unicorn, of course, is not just a pretty horse with a horn; it’s a term used to refer to startups that have […]

1402, 2022

Research Report: Opportunity Knocks

By |February 14th, 2022|

As 2021 was winding down, the US IT temporary staffing sector was on pace to exit it on a high note. SIA’s US Staffing Industry Pulse Survey covering October data — the most recent available as of this writing — showed a promising 15% year-over-year aggregate growth. Also encouraging was the 21% year-over-year growth for […]

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 […]

106, 2018

Research Report: The Goldilocks Zone

By |June 1st, 2018|

Demand for temporary IT staffing is on the rise as suppliers benefit from numerous secular trends. For example, not only is IT spending growth accelerating, but the faster pace of technological innovation is fueling business requirements for more shortterm projects involving more specialized skill sets.

On the other hand, the supply of available IT talent in […]

2108, 2017

Research Report: Benchmark & Conquer

By |August 21st, 2017|

The Art of War, a fifth century Chinese military treatise attributed to military strategist Sun Tzu, has been quoted often in contemporary business. “If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” This quote resonates with the importance of benchmarking particularly well. Fast forward to 2017.

Today, […]