You Ask/We Answer

2407, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |July 24th, 2018|

Question: There is much talk about AI and machine learning – and the potential for such technologies to replace human recruiters. What are you hearing?

Answer: It’s true technology has enabled people to do much without the assistance of others. For example, when companies have the right tools in place, workers can submit their resumes and […]

106, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |June 1st, 2018|

Question: I’m asked with developing a training program for our recruiting staff, but I don’t know where to begin. What types of training should I focus on?

Answer: According to findings of our most recent surveys of internal workers of staffing firms, aside from sourcing and recruiting training itself, recruiters indicated training in sales and marketing […]

105, 2018

You Ask/We Answer

By |May 1st, 2018|

Question: I am considering selling my staffing firm. How do I identify potential buyers and the right time to sell?

Answer: While much of what makes it a good time to sell your staffing business depends on the state of your firm itself, we are coming off a year of robust M&A activity in 2017, with […]

106, 2017

You Ask/We Answer

By |June 1st, 2017|

Question: When it comes to the human cloud, how many temporary workers are taking part in online services and online staffing?

Answer: As far as consumer-related human cloud services, such as Uber, research by Staffing Industry Analysts found 6% of temporary workers earned at least some income from them last year. Another 9% were considering using such services in […]

106, 2016

You Ask We Answer

By |June 1st, 2016|

How often do temporary workers go to state or federal exchanges to get healthcare insurance?


The percentage of temporary workers who obtained healthcare coverage through a government exchange is fairly high. A survey found that 55% of commercial temporary workers received coverage through an exchange, and 44% of professional-level temporary workers obtained coverage by using a government exchange. The survey […]

305, 2016

You Ask We Answer

By |May 3rd, 2016|

QUESTION: To what degree do staffing firms use outside vendors for social media and marketing?


A majority of staffing firms, 62%, don’t use outsourcing at all when it comes to marketing and social media, according to a survey by Staffing Industry Analysts. For the 38% that do use outsourcing for this purpose, 29% use it as an occasional supplement to internal […]

103, 2016

You Ask We Answer: The Biggest Markets?

By |March 1st, 2016|

What are the biggest industry markets for temporary staffing?

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts survey asked staffing firms to break out their total temporary staffing revenue by customer market. In aggregate, five sectors — manufacturing, healthcare services, finance/insurance, business services and tech/telecom — accounted for two-thirds of reported temporary staffing sales.

However, staffing firms touched all major industries to some […]

111, 2015

You Ask We Answer

By |November 1st, 2015|

There has been much discussion about gender disparity and the wage gap between male and female workers. In fact, California’s governor recently signed a tough equal-pay law. But what does the staffing industry look like in terms of gender disparity?

While Staffing Industry Analysts does not have research that looks directly at a potential wage disparity, […]

107, 2015

You Ask We Answer

By |July 1st, 2015|

When placing high-level IT workers, is there a preferred term? Sometimes they are referred to as contractors, other times as consultants.

Staffing Industry Analysts recently did research into what contingent workers would like to be called. And the preferred term varied depending on hourly wage. Among workers earning more than $45 per hour, the top choice […]

106, 2015

You Ask/ We Answer

By |June 1st, 2015|


Government regulations can make doing business more complicated. US staffing firms have to contend with Affordable Care Act rules, OSHA regulations and more. But how does the US stack up when compared with other countries in terms of regulatory difficulty?


Actually, the US still has a much lower regulatory burden on temporary staffing than others. It […]