Research Report

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 […]

1910, 2021

Research Report: Let the Robots Do the Posting

By |October 19th, 2021|

Back in the days when job boards were feared to be the end of staffing, just imagine also breaking the news that in a not-so-distant future, robots would be deciding where to post job ads. While robots are more likely to look like a bunch of algorithms than C-3PO nowadays, programmatic job advertising is one […]

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 […]