You Ask/We Answer

109, 2013

You Ask/We Answer: Online Staffing

By |September 1st, 2013|

What is the future of online staffing?
Question: We’ve heard about online staffing. Are buyers really using it?

Answer: Of the large buyers — those with more than 1,000 employees — who have heard of online staffing, currently eight percent are using it.

However, among hiring managers across all companies who have heard of online staffing, 45 percent […]

108, 2013

You Ask/We Answer

By |August 1st, 2013|

Is VMS and MSP usage still maintaining strong growth?
Question: One of our best clients has recently adopted an MSP with a VMS. Should we expect more of our clients to do the same?

Answer: Buyers’ use of VMS and MSP grew steadily for several years, but their use of vendor management systems and managed service providers […]

107, 2013

You Ask/We Answer

By |July 1st, 2013|

What are the projections for industrial staffing?
Question: With the economy improving, what does the future look like for industrial staffing?

Answer: Industrial staffing will still grow this year, but its rate of growth has decelerated from the high of 2010 when the industry was in the first throes of recovering from the recession. Industrial staffing revenue […]

106, 2013

You Ask/We Answer

By |June 1st, 2013|

What’s in Store for the Office/Clerical Segment?
Question: What do you think are the long-term prospects for office/clerical staffing?

Answer: That’s a tough segment. It has the lowest historical growth rate among all temporary staffing segments; compound annualized growth over the last 10 years has been dead zero, and adjusted for inflation it actually declined 1.9 percent […]

2304, 2012

You Ask/We Answer: VMS Angst?

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Staffing firms rate it a negative, buyers still use it
Question: The use of vendor management systems (VMS) appears to be gaining popularity with buyers, but have staffing firms warmed up to it?

Answer: Many staffing firms now engage clients through a VMS. It’s common in the industry. However, staffing firms don’t take a positive view of […]

103, 2012

You Ask, We Answer: Industry says temps will power 22 percent of workforce

By |March 1st, 2012|

Question: Which industry is planning the biggest increase in its temporary workforce?

Answer: Buyers in the energy/chemical industry plan the largest increase in the percent of their total workforce that is contingent, according to the 2011 Contingent Buyer Survey conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts. Taking part in the survey were 236 respondents from large companies of […]

102, 2012

You Ask, We Answer: What about E-Verify?

By |February 1st, 2012|

50% of staffing buyers say they don’t require it
Question: How many staffing firms use E-Verify?

Answer: E-Verify is a Web-based system run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that uses the Social Security Number of a newly hired worker to check if he or she is legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Some states require […]