Research Report

2407, 2018

Research Report: Apples to Apples

By |July 24th, 2018|

In today’s data-driven era, staffing firms monitor their key performance indicators internally. But many staffing firms are unsure about where to focus their efforts or where they lack efficiency compared to others in the industry, despite the fact that using business intelligence and analytics is a major trend in the business world.

And the first thing […]

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 […]

2603, 2018

Research Report: Walking the Comp Tightrope

By |March 26th, 2018|

The largest operating expense for staffing companies is the remuneration paid to their staff, as is this case for most professional services firms. Total personnel expense for US staffing firms ranges from 52% to 56% of gross profit dollars, according to recent rounds of Staffing Industry Analysts’ SIBC benchmarking study. Avoiding systemic overpayment is thus […]

1402, 2018

How Will Your Garden Grow?

By |February 14th, 2018|

Staffing Industry Analysts measures many different facets of the workforce solutions ecosystem — from staffing firms to job boards to managed service providers and vendor management systems. It takes a huge collective effort to put these various estimates and forecasts together and, given differences in reporting formats, it’s only once the year comes to an […]

2011, 2017

Smart Choices

By |November 20th, 2017|

Believe it or not, it’s been more than seven years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as the ACA, and after a slow start, it’s been quite a ride for healthcare staffing. In 2015 and 2016, the healthcare staffing market grew by double digits as an influx of newly […]

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 […]

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, […]

2707, 2017

Research Report: Uptick in 2017

By |July 27th, 2017|

In today’s uncertain economic environment, executives want insight on how revenue growth trends and what the outlook is. The SIA’s Pulse survey, produced by the publisher of this magazine, provides both a snapshot of current industry conditions as well as leading indicators, such as trends in new orders, on a timely monthly basis.

Growth: Revenue & Employment

According to the Pulse survey, median revenue growth has […]

2305, 2017

Settling In

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Merger and acquisition activity in the North American staffing market in 2016 was essentially in-line with the number of deals reported in 2013 and 2014, but fell 25% year over year. The 69 publicly announced transactions last year declined from 92 in 2015, which had been the most active year in staffing M&A since prior […]

105, 2017

Research Report: Balancing Act

By |May 1st, 2017|

A report published in the UK by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation predicts a tipping point will be reached next year where flexible working will become more common than working from an office.

While flexible working is on the rise, governments and organizations such as the International Labour Organisation are increasingly concerned by the prevalence of disguised […]