Research Report

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 […]

2703, 2017

Now, the Uptick

By |March 27th, 2017|

The US manufacturing sector continues to be an important pillar of the US economy, as well as a large buyer of staffing services — to the tune of more than $20 billion dollars each year. This article examines the latest government data to identify growth trends in the sector as a whole, as well as […]

1302, 2017

The Great Beyond

By |February 13th, 2017|

Like many other industries, the staffing industry is subject to global pressures. Clients expect more and more from their suppliers but want to pay less. At the same time, a number of low-cost disrupters have emerged in the human cloud to challenge the traditional staffing model. Therefore, many staffing firms have looked at the potential […]

111, 2016

Research Report: Tricky Metrics

By |November 1st, 2016|

Benchmarking your firm’s financial and operational performance relative to competitors within your industry is critical in managing for longterm success. But the process can only be as effective as the accuracy and specificity of the data available. Direct comparisons of your firm’s metrics versus those of your peers in the temporary staffing industry is a […]

1510, 2016

Where Next?

By |October 15th, 2016|

You have conquered your home market. You have examined sectors that you might want to expand into, but feel you can achieve your next jump in profits by expanding abroad. So where should you go?

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. This provides a basic structure for […]

110, 2016

Research Report: Healthcare Update

By |October 1st, 2016|

It’s an exciting time for the healthcare staffing industry, as demand for its services is greater than ever. Since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which raised the number of Americans with insurance by more than 20 million, healthcare providers have been reporting increasing patient volumes. Since the health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion associated […]

109, 2016

The Niche Advantage

By |September 1st, 2016|

A recurring theme at our staffing industry confer­ences is the advantages of “nichefying,” or being a specialist rather than a jack-of-all-trades firm. Typically, this means going after a specific set (or sets) of occupations, such as information technology jobs or marketing/creative roles. This fosters sales and recruiting expertise in specific job domains and leverages a database […]

108, 2016

Research Report: Under Pressure

By |August 1st, 2016|

As the largest vertical in staffing, manufacturing is an attractive market. In this article, we focus on hiring trends and the hiring outlook for the US manufacturing sector as a whole — including some insights by geographic region — by looking at survey data from the Federal Reserve.

Understanding the health of the US manufacturing sector […]

106, 2016

Research Report: The Appetite Returns

By |June 1st, 2016|

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 (M&A) activity on the part of both strategic (i.e., corporate) and financial (i.e., private equity) buyers. According to data from Bloomberg, global M&A activity reached $3.8 trillion in 2015, surpassing the previous record from 2007 prior to the onset of the Great Recession.

Echoing […]