Research Report

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 […]

2007, 2021

Research Report: Making Strides

By |July 20th, 2021|

Of the many business trends kicked off in 2020, one of the most prominent was the accelerated digitalization of business operations. Global lockdowns forced companies to adopt internet-based technologies to stay in business and spurred consumers to use online services more often to perform daily activities and stay entertained. Nearly every industry was impacted by […]

1705, 2021

Research Report: Room for Improvement

By |May 17th, 2021|

One of the most enduring legacies of the past year is the renewed focus on social issues, inequality and injustices, which the Covid-19 health crisis and the resulting economic downturn only served to exacerbate.

While countless organizations made public commitments to diversity and equitable treatment for all employees, the pandemic highlights glaring inequities that organizations are […]

2303, 2021

Research Report: A New Direction

By |March 23rd, 2021|

2020 was certainly one for the ages, and unfortunately, the changing of the calendar to a new year did not magically end what has been an unrelenting pandemic. However, with the distribution of vaccines initiated, 2021 is heading in a positive direction. SIA’s Staffing Trends in 2021 report highlights the most important trends we believe […]

1602, 2021

Research Report: A New Wave

By |February 16th, 2021|

Direct sourcing is not a new market trend. There have always been employers with the confidence and brand profile to go it alone and leverage their own internal candidate pools of former employees, retirees and applicants via their own applicant tracking systems.

The demand for direct sourcing has been quite cyclical in nature — someone in […]

1711, 2020

Research Report: Prep Your Temps

By |November 17th, 2020|

You’ve been talking to temporary workers for years and have a pretty good idea what they need to know, right?

That’s probably mostly true, but temporary workers we surveyed — nearly 5,000 of them — revealed that important information is often lost in the shuffle. Here are eight topics that temporary workers said most need to […]

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 […]

2209, 2020

Research Report: Mixed Results

By |September 22nd, 2020|

For years, SIA’s Pulse Report (based on our Pulse Survey) has offered a timely snapshot of staffing industry revenue, bill rate and order trends, recruiting/sales difficulty, and the future outlook for each staffing segment.

The Covid effect. When the Covid-19 pandemic first landed on US soil, its impact on staffing and business in general was uncertain. […]