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  • Staffing 360 revenue up 25% in Q4 with acquisitions

    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASD: STAF), a staffing provider operating in the US and UK, reported fourth-quarter revenue rose 24.6% to $74.1 million. Fourth-quarter revenue includes $19.8 million from four acquisitions, the company said in a conference call with investors: Clement May and Key Resources Inc. last year, and CBS Butler and firstPRO in 2017. This was partially offset by a decline of $4.3 million from the divestiture of IT staffing firm PeopleServe in June 2018, and an organic decline of less than $1 million from the remaining core business.Temporary contractor revenue rose by $14.9 million year over year to $71.9 million in the fourth quarter; however, permanent placement declined by $300,000 to a total of $2.2 million. (US$ thousands) Q4 2018 Q4 2017 % change Revenue $74,091 $59,476 24.6% Gross profit $12,345 $11,914 3.6% Gross margin  16.7% 20.0%   Net loss ($1,406) ($7,324) nm Gross margin narrowed to 16.7% from 20.0% in the prior-year period, which the company said was partially driven by the addition of the RPO business of Clement May and the acquisition of Key Resources Inc., which operates in the light industrial space; both have lower gross margins than Staffing 360’s professional staffing businesses.In the conference call, Chairman and CEO Brendan Flood said the company entered a three-year contract extension with its largest client in the UK, British American Tobacco, which started in January 2019. The company also entered into a $10 million to $15 million contract with a light industrial commercial client in the Northeastern US in January, which is anticipated to be fully staffed by mid-summer. Quote“With all of these activities that have happened, we are at a point in our development where it makes sense to discuss guidance going forward,” Flood said. “Excluding the impact of any further acquisitions, for the 2019 fiscal calendar year, we are anticipating that our revenues will be a minimum $320 million, our nonadjusted EBITDA will be in the $12 million-plus range, and that we will be net income positive for the year as a whole.” Full-year results (US$ thousands) 2018 2017 % change Revenue $260,926 $192,650 35.4% Gross profit $48,304 $36,741 31.5% Gross margin percentage 18.5% 19.1%   Net loss ($6,501) ($18,491) nm Share price and market capStaffing 360 shares were down 23.15% to $1.66 at midday Eastern time; the company had a market cap of $17.59 million, according to FT.com. […]

  • CEOs lower outlook for GDP, hiring plans; economic outlook remains solid

    CEOs now expect 2019 US gross domestic product growth of 2.5%, down from their estimate of 2.7% made in the fourth quarter, according to the Business Roundtable’s first-quarter 2019 CEO Economic Outlook Survey.CEOs’ first-quarter hiring plans also declined. Expectations for sales and plans for capital investment also decreased.The survey found 48% of respondents expect their company’s US employment to increase in the next six months, down from 56% in the fourth-quarter survey; 16% expect employment to decrease in the next six months, up from 14% in the prior survey. And 38% in this quarter’s survey expect no change.“The economic outlook of Business Roundtable CEOs remains solid,” said Business Roundtable President and CEO Joshua Bolten. “Smart policies on tax reform and regulation have stimulated substantial hiring and business investment in the US over recent months.”According to the survey, 73% of respondents expect their company’s sales to increase in the next six months, down from 80% in the fourth-quarter survey. And 48% expect US capital spending to increase in the next six months, down from 56% in the prior quarter’s survey.The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index — a composite of CEO expectations for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months — decreased 9.2 points from the fourth quarter to a reading of 95.2. However, the first-quarter index reading marks the ninth consecutive quarter where the index has exceeded the historical average of 82.4, signaling a continued positive direction for the US economy.The Business Roundtable is an association of CEOs. The first-quarter 2010 survey included 139 member CEOs and was completed between Feb. 20 and March 8. […]

  • US Leading Index rises for first time in five months

    The US economy will likely continue to expand in the near term, The Conference Board forecasts in its US Leading Economic Index, released today. The index in February increased for the first time in five months.February’s index reading rose 0.2% to 111.5 (2016 = 100). That follows no change in January, and a 0.1% decline in December.  “February’s improvement was driven by accommodative financial conditions and a rebound in stock prices, which more than offset weaknesses in the labor market components,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, director of economic research at The Conference Board. Despite the latest results, the US [Leading Economic Index’s] growth rate has slowed over the past six months, suggesting that while the economy will continue to expand in the near-term, its pace of growth could decelerate by year end.&rdquo […]

  • Canada adds 36,200 jobs in February: ADP

    Canadian employment rose by 36,200 jobs in February from January, according to the ADP Canada national employment report released today.“We saw continued strength in employment growth this month,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “There were significant increases in many industries. However, professional services added the most jobs in February, after experiencing losses for the past four months. This growth was primarily driven by administrative support positions which buoyed the overall decrease in management roles.”In the goods-producing sector, jobs increased in manufacturing by 5,900 and in construction by 5,700; however, jobs in natural resources and mining decreased by 3,500.Professional/business services led gains in the service-providing sector with an increase of 7,000 jobs; gains of 6,700 administrative and support jobs and 4,600 professional/technical jobs offset a loss of 4,300 jobs in management of companies. Leisure and hospitality gained 6,200 jobs and trade/transportation and utilities gained 5,500 jobs.The ADP Research Institute produces the report in close collaboration with Moody’s Analytics Inc. Derived from actual ADP payroll data, the report measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis. […]

  • Jobless claims average up 1,000, but initial claims fall more than forecast

    The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose to 225,000 last week, up 1,000 from the previous week’s average, the US Department of Labor reported. The previous week's average was revised upward by 250.The four-week moving average smooths the volatility of the week-to-week numbers. The four-week average bottomed out at a 49-year low of 206,000 last September, MarketWatch reported. It’s drifted upward over the past several months to as high as 236,000 in mid-February before settling back down.Total initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended March 16 fell to 221,000, down 9,000 from the previous week’s level, which was revised up by 1,000. Initial claims fell more than expected; economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast claims falling to 225,000.&nbs […]

  • UK – BBC presenter wins £1.2 million IR35 tax case against HMRC over her freelance ITV role

    A tax tribunal today ruled in favour of BBC presenter Lorraine Kelly over her role as a performer on ITV. The HMRC had claimed Kelly was an employee and not a freelancer and said she owed £1.2 million in taxes and national insurance contributions.Kelly received the national insurance and income tax bill from the HMRC in 2016 but she said she was a freelancer and appealed against the tax authority. The judge ruled that she was not employed by ITV but performs as her TV persona.According to The BBC, the case centres on a contract that Kelly signed in 2012 - through a company she runs with her husband - to present the show ‘Lorraine’, as well as her former show ‘Daybreak’ which ended in 2014.HMRC brought the case against Kelly under IR35 legislation which aims to crack down on personal service companies, which she used to manage her earnings.In 2016, she was sent a bill of nearly £900,000 in income tax and more than £300,000 in national insurance contributions.According to The Telegraph, the HMRC argued that Kelly had wrongly claimed her agent’s fees as tax deductible. The deduction is permitted only for “theatrical performers”, classed as actors, singers, musicians, dancers or theatrical artists.However, Kelly’s lawyers successfully argued that she is an “entertainer” and therefore should be included in the category.The tribunal found that Kelly did not receive staff benefits such as holiday or sick pay and was allowed to carry out other work.Judge Jennifer Dean then agreed with Kelly’s lawyers that she could be classified as a "theatrical artist", which would mean any payments to an agent would be allowed as a tax-deductible expense.In the ruling, the judge ruled that the relationship that Kelly had with ITV "was a contract for services and not that of employer and employee".Judge Dean said, "We did not accept that Kelly simply appeared as herself - we were satisfied that Kelly presents a persona of herself, she presents herself as a brand and that is the brand ITV sought when engaging her. We should make clear we do not doubt that Ms Kelly is an entertaining lady but the point is that for the time  Kelly is contracted to perform live on air she is public 'Lorraine Kelly'.A spokesman for the HMRC said the tax office was “disappointed” with the ruling.“We will carefully consider the outcome of the tribunal before deciding whether to appeal," the HMRC spokesman said.Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of contracting authority ContractorCalculator, commented on the ruling, “The Intermediaries Legislation, commonly called IR35, was created in April 2000 by HMRC to crackdown on the ideological invention by HMRC of ‘deemed employees’.  HMRC must stop harassing the genuinely self-employed with this ridiculous piece of legislation and this case again serves to highlight HMRC’s complete lack of understanding of employment status.”Julia Kermode, Chief Executive of The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association, also commented, “Lorraine Kelly is one more star working on a freelance basis who has hit the headlines and the story once again serves to highlight the complexity of IR35 legislation. It is essential that HMRC does not penalise everyone working through PSCs in a blanket fashion as they bring much-needed flexibility to both the freelancer and businesses that engage them on a short-term basis.&rdquo […]

  • UK – Plumbing engineer who won employment law case against Pimlico Plumbers loses holiday pay claim

    A UK plumbing and heating engineer who won a landmark legal battle against Pimlico Plumbers over his working rights, has lost his bid to claim £74,000 in holiday pay.An Employment Tribunal in Croydon ruled yesterday that the plumbing and heating engineer, Gary Smith, who worked at Pimlico from 2005 to 2011, had not filed his holiday pay claim quickly enough.According to The Guardian, Smith’s lawyer, Jacqueline McGuigan of TMP Solicitors, said that the tribunal’s ruling was made under regulations that stipulated Smith should have made his claim for missed pay within three months of each holiday period dating back to 2005.“That’s under working time regulations that were drafted for people who know they have got those rights. When you are a gig worker who believes you are self-employed but are mistaken, there is a problem,” McGuigan said.The failure of the holiday pay claim is seen as a blow for gig economy workers after a lengthy case that began in 2017.In 2017, Smith successfully sued Pimlico after the company refused to reduce his working days following a heart attack and took away his van. Smith then argued that he was entitled to basic workers' rights - which would include the national minimum wage and paid holiday and the ability to bring discrimination claims.  The Supreme Court then granted Pimlico the right to appeal the case and in a unanimous decision, the Court ruled that Smith was a worker and not self-employed.Charlie Mullins, the chief executive of Pimlico Plumbers, commented, “While the Supreme Court deemed him to be a ‘worker’ and entitled to associated rights, the tables have been turned and common sense prevailed in the actual employment tribunal and Smith has been told that he wasn’t entitled to a penny.”“This decision is a vindication of everything that Pimlico Plumbers stands for. It also sends a message to those who have taken advantage of this case to peddle their poisonous bile about my company, and that they are in truth just a bunch of small-minded haters,” Mullins said.McGuigan said that Smith will appeal the decision. […]

  • World – Staffing 360 Q4 revenue up 24.6% while loss narrows

    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASD: STAF), a staffing provider operating in the US and UK, reported fourth-quarter revenue rose 24.6% to $74.1 million. (USD thousands) Q4 2018 Q4 2017 % change Revenue 74,091  59,476  24.6% Gross profit 12,345 11,914 3.6% Gross margin  16.7% 20.0% N/A  Net loss (1,406) (7,324) N/A Staffing 360 also published its full year results. (USD thousands) FY 2018 FY 2017 % change Revenue 260,926 192,650 35.4% Gross profit 48,304 36,741 31.5% Gross margin  18.5% 19.1% N/A  Net loss (6,501) (18,491) N/A In July 2018, the company announced that it had acquired Clement May Limited, a recruitment firm based in London with offices in Malaysia and South Africa.Brendan Flood, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staffing 360, commented, “2018 was a very successful year by any standard. We continue to grow, we continue to improve already positive EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (up 21.8% for FY 2018) and we continue to march toward net profit, which we expect to happen in the current year.”In trading yesterday Staffing 360 Solutions shares closed at $2.16, up 10.20% on the day and 89.47% above the 52 week low of $1.14 set on 20 June 2018. Based on its current share price the company has a market value of $17.59 million. […]

  • Europe – Send nominations for the 2019 European Staffing 100 list of most influential execs

    Staffing Industry Analysts is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Staffing 100 list of European staffing industry achievers — the seventh-annual list of 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry or affiliated workforce solutions space.The European Staffing 100 is not a ranking, but a contemporary look at the most influential people in the staffing industry and the workforce ecosystem.It typically includes (but is not limited to): Entrepreneurs who have created new and lasting models. CEOs and other top executives who run large workforce solutions companies, both public and private. Individuals who have had major impact or influence on the industry. Executives and others who helped usher in progress through legislative change. Nominations for the European Staffing 100 are now being accepted online.The editorial team at SIA reviews the nominations and makes the final determination of who makes the list. We review the nominations carefully and accept recommendations from all quarters of the industry.  It could be someone working at a staffing firm or VMS provider, online staffing firm, a compliance expert — the field is wide open, as long as the nominee has influenced people’s perception of talent and how it can be used.However, the list does not include executives from firms that are suppliers to the recruitment industry.Nominations close on the 30 of April 2019.Send in your nominations for your top influencers today by clicking here. […]

  • Australia – Government to overhaul its employment services platform Jobactive

    Australia’s federal government announced that it is embarking on the biggest reform of its employment services since 1998 which includes changes to its platform Jobactive.Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations Kelly O’Dwyer announced that the overhaul of the Jobactive system will focus on a new digital "self-service" portal which will allow job seekers to better access vacancies and training opportunities online.The Jobactive system aims to help Australians on welfare find a job.According to ABC News, the existing Jobactive program has been criticised for the requirement that jobseekers apply for 20 jobs a month; meaning many apply for jobs that are not relevant to them, simply to meet the quota.O’Dwyer said the updated system “will have a focus on digital-first, where people will be able to search for their jobs and the government gets out of the way” and added that jobseekers will have more flexibility and diversity in their job searching activities.The new digital portal will also allow employers to access information about potential workers, as well as information about wage subsidies.“Whilst the Coalition Government’s employment services system, jobactive, has performed better than its predecessor programs and achieved strong results in getting people off welfare and into work, with almost 1.3 million job placements since July 2015, we want to see even more Australians enter meaningful, long term work,” O’Dwyer said.“The government’s new model will also be more contestable and flexible, making it easier for employment services providers to enter and exit. Under the new model, a licencing framework and a tough new performance regime will drive better outcomes and ensure providers are better meeting the needs of users. Providers who do not meet these standards will not have their licenses renewed,” O’Dwyer said.O’Dwyer continued, “The new system will also work better for employers by creating new online tools to help employers search for candidates for free, enabling them to meet skills shortages faster. It will also provide easier access to the range of support available to assist with employing a job seeker and will create incentives for providers to build better relationships with employers and service their employment needs.”The government will begin a trial of the reform in Adelaide South and New South Wales’ Mid North Coast from 1 July 2019.During the trial the existing Jobactive contracts will be extended for two years, with the new model commencing nationally from July 2022. […]

  • India – Management buyout for Catenon

    Spanish staffing firm Catenon announced that it has sold 80% of Catenon India for €1.1 million in a management buyout.No further details were announced.The company reported contracted sales of €12.4 million in 2018, down 20% from €15.4 million in 2017. EBITDA was also down 2% to €1.5 million in 2018.Staffing Industry Analysts reached out to Catenon and Catenon India to request further information but the company has not yet responded. […]

  • Australia – SEEK job ads down 3.6%, average advertised salary rises 3.2%

    The latest job ads data from SEEK showed a decline in job advertising in Australia of 3.6% in February 2019 compared to February 2018. However, the average advertised salary across Australia rose 3.2% year on year.Job ads in the Government & Defence sector were up 17.3%, the highest growth in February 2019. This was followed by Healthcare & Medical at 11%, Education & Training with 8.9% growth, Community Services & Development at 10.9% and Mining, Resources & Energy with an increase of 10.2%.A decline in job ads was seen for Design & Architecture (-20.4 %), Real Estate & Property (-15.8%) and Construction (-14.2%).By region, Tasmania (4.7%) and Western Australia (3.7%) showed the strongest year-on-year growth in new job ads.Meanwhile, all states and territories saw year-on-year advertised salary growth above 3%, with the Northern Territory and South Australia leading (4.7% and 4.9% respectively).Kendra Banks, Managing Director, SEEK ANZ, commented, “Whilst overall job advertising is down year on year, large employing industries including Healthcare and Medical as well as Government and Defence continue to perform strongly - creating employment opportunities across the country. Information & Communications Technology, although down during February, over the past 12 months as a whole we have seen 8.1% growth.”“We have seen a slowdown in job advertising which has been driven by a number of factors including a decline in demand for workers in real-estate and construction, business and consumer confidence and the upcoming election. We will be interested to see if the growth in the other major employing industries along with the commencement of large infrastructure projects creates enough employment opportunities to offset this decline”, Banks said. […]

  • Australia – Recruitment agency to recruit only women (Australian Financial Review)

    Talent Gap, a Sydney-based recruitment agency, has become the first agency to be awarded an anti-discrimination exemption from the New South Wales government to recruit solely for women candidates, reports the Australian Financial Review. Talent Gap founder Siobhan Savage worked with lawyers to successfully argue that her agency had "just cause" for an exemption under New South Wales Anti-Discrimination laws because its focus on women was necessary to improve the lack of female representation at senior levels and gender pay gap problems in its target industries. Savage founded the recruitment firm with the aim of helping companies in male-dominated industries like construction, infrastructure and engineering to hire the right women candidates, particularly for senior and executive roles. The company has already placed five women into senior roles. According to government data, Australia’s gender pay gap is 14.1% with the construction gender pay gap at 29.4%. […]

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    Key Findings: Internal staff respondents were asked the open-ended question: “If you were running the staffing firm you currently work for, what would you change?” Over 9,000 internal staff answered this question. Results from a randomized subset of these responses were analyzed to identify patterns, revealing nine areas of potential improvement: Better compensation/benefits--staff want more generous compensation as well as commission plans that are fair and incentivize optimally Changes to operational policies/tactics--these varied a great deal, but a common theme was a desire to clarify and simplify More organized and open communication--addressing deficiencies in inter-departmental communication was the top suggestion Recommended new hires--most commonly staff wanted IT support hires and help with mundane tasks Streamline operational structure--staff often thought company integration and efficiency could be improved More flexible work schedules/option to work at home--better work/life balance was a common theme Improve technology--employees often had a sense that their staffing firm didn’t have the latest and greatest technology Changes to employee metrics and reviews--some felt that they were not measured fairly or reviewed sufficiently More training/mentoring--many staff thought their firm needed more training and mentoring especially for new employees The report includes sample quotes from internal staff detailing their thoughts on these suggestions. Responses were edited for clarity and brevity. To access the complete report, please select the link below: North America Internal Staff Survey Internal staff ideas on how to improve your staffing firm 20190320 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • SI Report Webinar - March 2019

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  • How To Develop Internal Staff

    Key Findings: Internal staff respondents were asked the open-ended question: “In the past year, what has been the most important part of your professional development or professional growth?” Nearly 9,000 internal staff answered this question. Results from a randomized subset of these responses were analyzed to identify patterns, revealing six work experiences that were important to staff professional development: New responsibilities/job challenges Formal training/on the job learning Coaching from management Developing management skills/being a good manager Just doing the best in my job and seeing success Learning the staffing industry Additionally, internal staff respondents were asked: “What types of development opportunities would you like to see more of at your organization? About 700 internal staff answered this question. Results from a randomized subset revealed three suggested areas for improvement in development opportunities: Clearer career paths/opportunities to move up More training More team building/group outings Sample quotes from internal staff detailing their thoughts on these suggestions are also provided in this report. To access the complete report, please select the link below: North America Internal Staff Survey Development Opportunities 20190315 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • Physician Recruitment Industry Trends 2019

    Key Findings: In aggregate, the physician recruitment firms reported 17% revenue growth in 2018. Retained firms reported 12% revenue growth and contingency firms reported 32% revenue growth during 2018. Across respondents, the mix of 2018 physician placements was highest in primary care, followed by internal medicine sub-specialties and hospitalists. The top three factors cited that drove success in securing placements were related to positive client trends, candidate marketing and process improvements. Survey respondents reported that 51% of physician placements were made into hospital settings, followed by 27% placed into private practice. The remaining physician placements were made into federal qualified health centers, contract management groups, academic and other settings. Across all recruitment organizations, job boards and email campaigns were cited as the most frequently used lead sources, followed by company website, referrals, cold calls and text messaging. To download the complete report, please select the following link: NAPR_Survey_ExecSummary_02-20-19_FINAL - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

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  • Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

    This report provides comparative insights over 60 different staffing markets assessed across six Continents. We analysed their merits and how the attractiveness of each of these markets has changed when compared to our last analysis published in 2018. This global analysis is also broken down by region: Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific. Ireland stands out by some way as the most attractive market globally, according to our analysis, regaining the top position from Italy, last year’s lead. The Irish market’s most attractive traits are highlighted in this report. Our 2019 analysis shows market attractiveness scores increased in 15 markets. But, as a whole, the markets highlighted in this report are become less attractive: a total of 30 markets saw their score decline, when compared to our 2018 ranking. Compared to our 2018 analysis, the most improved markets are China and Japan The least attractive markets in our analysis are Nigeria, Algeria, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. To download a copy of the full report, click below: Most Attractive Staffing Markets 20190306 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download the interactive Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool (MAAT), click below: Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool 20190306 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • UK Internal Staff Survey 2019: Internal Findings

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  • Japan Market Snapshot

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  • China Market Snapshot

    Our Market Snapshots provide an executive summary of the international staffing markets in EMEA and APAC.  They can be used as a barometer to assess the relative business environment within each market and are designed to help you whether you are a buyer or supplier of contingent labour; looking to move into a new market place or need to understand the different national factors you will encounter in managing your workforce internationally. To download the full report, click below: China Market Snapshot - You do not have permission to view this object. […]

  • European Employment Barometer

                 SIA is delighted to provide this interactive research tool in collaboration with the World Employment Confederation. Our European Employment Barometer provides users with the capability to interactively drill through various levels of data – filter, sort, and download.This tool provides an overview of key labour market indicators relevant to the staffing, recruitment and workforce solutions industry in Europe. The dashboard shows labour quarterly market trends in 33 different countries, from Q2 2016 until the latest data release. Data Sources and AnalysesData collated from Eurostat’s most recent labour market survey findings on Total Employment provide us with insights into various areas such as: Y/Y change in total employment Part-time workers as a percentage of total employment Employment rate Unemployment-to-employment transition We review Temporary Employment metrics by looking at the number of temporary employees per country and compared to a European average. Other areas we focus on are: Temporary employees as a percentage of total employees Temporary employees by length of contracts Temporary employees by education Temporary employees by occupation, and Temporary employees by economic activity The data in the Agency Work tab is provided directly by European staffing associations as part of our partnership with the World Employment Confederation. This data shows business trends in the temporary agency work sector in 12 countries, from Q2 2016 to the latest data release. We also provide a unique set of correlations between temporary agency work indicators and other economic factors to illustrate the impact, or not, of wider economic trends on temporary agency work.European Employment Barometer Interactive Too […]

  • Most Attractive Staffing Markets Globally

    This report provides comparative insights over 60 different staffing markets assessed across six Continents. We analysed their merits and how the attractiveness of each of these markets has changed when compared to our last analysis published in 2018. This global analysis is also broken down by region: Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific. Ireland stands out by some way as the most attractive market globally, according to our analysis, regaining the top position from Italy, last year’s lead. The Irish market’s most attractive traits are highlighted in this report. Our 2019 analysis shows market attractiveness scores increased in 15 markets. But, as a whole, the markets highlighted in this report are become less attractive: a total of 30 markets saw their score decline, when compared to our 2018 ranking. Compared to our 2018 analysis, the most improved markets are China and Japan The least attractive markets in our analysis are Nigeria, Algeria, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. To download a copy of the full report, click below: Most Attractive Staffing Markets 20190306 - You do not have permission to view this object. To download the interactive Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool (MAAT), click below: Market Attractiveness Assessment Tool 20190306 - You do not have permission to view this object. […]