Research Report

2003, 2023

Research Report: Looking to Thrive

By |March 20th, 2023|

Three years after the Covid-19 pandemic began, US staffing firms can be proud of the role they have played in supporting and growing the US economy through a turbulent period. The US staffing industry soared 32% in 2021 and 14% in 2022 to reach an extraordinary $212 billion, according to SIA’s September 2022 US Forecast, […]

1502, 2023

Research Report: Better and Better

By |February 15th, 2023|

Staffing has always been a fast-paced industry. Nowhere is this more true than in the continual stream of technology innovations that empower staffing firms to reach new heights — or, at the very least, to keep up with the competition.

And while many individuals choose a career in the staffing industry because of their skills and […]

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 […]

1710, 2022

Research Report: Leaders Versus Laggards

By |October 17th, 2022|

From a business perspective, workplace diversity, equity and inclusion is not just a moral objective to pursue — it can also provide a strategic and financial advantage. Research studies from SIA show that organisations that embrace a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion thrive, while those that do not are consistently disadvantaged.

Data from Global Diversity […]

1909, 2022

Research Report: Keep Them Happy

By |September 19th, 2022|

From May to June, job openings fell by 605,000 — one of the sharpest declines on record. Despite this decline, openings remain near all-time highs and were 50% greater in June 2022 than prior to the pandemic. Economywide, hiring remains a significant challenge. With only one hire made per every 1.7 openings, the vacancy yield […]

1807, 2022

Research Report: A Stellar Rate Slows

By |July 18th, 2022|

If you were panicking in the first quarter when gross domestic product declined by 1.5%, please take a breath. The sky is not falling, at least not yet. Rising omicron infections, inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine were among a plethora of factors that knocked growth down from its stellar rate of 6.9% the […]

1605, 2022

Research Report: Get Conversational

By |May 16th, 2022|

According to recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Great Resignation continues with little sign of slowing. At 2.9% in February, the quit rate remains near all-time highs while the unemployment rate, at 3.6% in March, is at historic lows.

In many industries, hiring is incredibly challenging. In this environment, it is critical […]

2103, 2022

Research Report: Buying Spree

By |March 21st, 2022|

The modern contingent workforce has been shaped by technologies that increase efficiency and compliance while
decreasing costs for firms throughout the talent sourcing process. SIA refers to this group of technologies as “talent acquisition technology.” Already a quickly growing slice of the workforce solutions ecosystem, talent acquisition technology has received added interest since the pandemic began, […]

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 […]

1511, 2021

Research Report: The Broken Rung

By |November 15th, 2021|

Recently published findings from the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report estimate that it will take an average of 135.6 years for women and men to reach parity on a range of factors worldwide. This estimate grew by a whopping 36 years in the space of only one year, marking the largest widening […]