Matt Norton

About Matt Norton

Matt Norton is Staffing Industry Analysts’ workforce solutions research director. He can be reached at mnorton (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1510, 2021

Research Report: RPO Shines

By |October 15th, 2021|

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated business disruption, many companies are strategically analysing how to rebuild their talent pipelines. Beyond direct sourcing and managed services, organisations are looking to another possibility for their talent acquisition strategy: recruitment process outsourcing, or RPO.

As defined by SIA, RPO is the partial or full outsourcing […]

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 […]

2409, 2019

The Buzz: Beyond Matching

By |September 24th, 2019|

Recruiting is, at its core, a business built on relationships. The best recruiters build a rapport with candidates and clients and focus on high-touch and high-value interactions. But how can recruiters spend more of their time engaging with individuals? SourceBreaker, a UK-headquartered company, thinks it has the answer.

“We want to automate as much of the […]

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 […]

2709, 2017

Research Report: Engineering Change

By |September 27th, 2017|

Staffing Industry Analysts’ first UK Engineering Report — released earlier this year and available to European or global corporate members — underscores the importance of engineering to the workforce solutions ecosystem, employment and to the overall economy in the UK. SIA estimates the UK engineering staffing market accounts for just under a third of the […]

2709, 2017

Staffing 100 EUROPE

By , , , , , and |September 27th, 2017|

Ask people in the industry their views on the world of work today. More times than not you will hear the word challenging. Yes, there are other epithets thrown in — exciting, fascinating — but the over-arching premise is that it is an uncertain often turbulent time. Among other things, the level of complexity involved […]

1510, 2016

2016 Staffing 100 Europe

By , , , , and |October 15th, 2016|

A serious, loyal readership base: You. And I am happy to announce the 2016 Europe Staffing 100 list that celebrates your success. We want to keep you coming back for more with content and research that you find engaging and — more importantly — useful for your business. But this time around, it’s about singing your praises. […]

1510, 2016

Growing Abroad

By |October 15th, 2016|

Staffing firms based in one or several countries are increasingly looking to expand their geographic footprint and take advantage of high growth markets, possibly by following existing clients into new territories.

Before you get started, however, use Staffing Industry Analysts’ bi-annual global staffing forecasts for benchmarking performance against the broader market, budgeting or investing decisions, and […]

109, 2016

Data in Dollars

By |September 1st, 2016|

For years, staffing executives have read about “big data” and wondered, “but what does it actually do for me?!” A recruitment analytics firm, HIRABL, allows the staffing industry to be more profitable, helping recruiters turn idle data into dollars for their clients along with helping agencies worldwide improve compliance. The company was founded in 2015. […]

1510, 2015

2015 Staffing 100 Europe

By , , , , and |October 15th, 2015|

This year’s European Staffing 100 comprises those who have helped shape an approximately €133 billion market (temp and perm). Staffing Industry Analysts’ third annual list (the second in Staffing Industry Review) is a multicultural medley reflecting the diversity of staffing markets in Europe. The list is in alphabetical order (by surname).

It’s not easy to measure […]