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  • Freelancer.com reports jobs on platform rise by 17% in 2020; fastest-growing are in app and web development

    Online staffing platform Freelancer.com reported the number of jobs on its platform rose 17% in 2020 to 2.1 million jobs compared to 2019 with 1.8 million, with the increase coming amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sydney-based company reported the job category with the fastest growth in demand was for those with skills in Flutter.CEO Matt Barrie said the freelance online job market continues to flourish despite the global challenges.“Towards the very end of Q1 2020 was the start of a deluge of demand and in Q2 to Q4 2020, the number of users that joined our platform, including freelancers and employers looking for freelancers, surged enormously,” Barrie said.Covid-19 fueled increased growth in freelancing, but Barrie said growth was also spurred by individuals with a strong desire to start …

  • ShiftPixy revenue up in fiscal Q1; reports latest Covid restrictions not as severe as earlier in year

    Revenue and gross margin rose at ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY) in its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30. The Miami-based company provides an on-demand staffing platform primarily serving the restaurant and hospitality industries; however, the firm also has business that uses its platform to place nurses.“Despite additional restrictions placed on our restaurant clients both earlier in the year and more recently in November 2020, the impact to our business was not as severe as in the second quarter of fiscal 2020, and we saw marked improvement to adoption in December for our healthcare [worksite employees] that is driving both revenue and gross profit growth,” CEO Scott Absher said. (US$ thousands) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 % change Net revenue $2,503 $2,169 15.4% Gross profit $513 $221 132.1% Gross …

  • The Caldwell Partners says activity rebounds; makes management changes

    Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) reported a rebound in activity in its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30; it also announced changes to its leadership team.Professional fees rose 3.3% — excluding an 0.3% variance from exchange rate fluctuations. They were up 3.0% on a reported basis.“We saw a significant rebound in search activity in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, effecting a 61% rise in quarter over quarter revenue from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and a 1% increase over the first quarter of fiscal 2020,” CEO John Wallace said. (C$ thousands) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 % change   Q1 2021 (USD $000s) Professional fees $18,027 $17,498 3.0%   $13,872 License fees $26 $59 -55.9%   $20 Direct expense reimbursement $74 $519 -85.7%   $57 …

  • US employers could save $11,000 per remote worker annually: Report

    US employers could save $11,000 per remote worker per year if employees worked remotely an average of 2.5 days a week, according to a study released this week by Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based provider of research on agile work.Global Workplace Analytics said the employers would save a collective $500 billion per year if the 48 million full-time employees in the US who hold a job compatible with remote work and say they would like to work remotely at least weekly did so 2.5 days per week. The study found 45% of the 48 million full-time employees would like to work from home and 82% of those would like to work from home at least weekly.The savings are net of extra costs an employer might incur to support remote work and are the result of increased productivity; greater agilit …

  • CXC Global announced that Javier Romeu joined its North America group as global solutions manager. Romeu has more than 25 years of experience in employment outsourcing and technology. CXC Global also announced that it named Mirian Cabral as head of financial services for CXC Latin America and Erika Cepeda as administrative coordinator for CXC Latin America.MRC Recruiting promoted Lindsey Schultz to CEO. MRC was founded in 1984 and focuses on recruiting and executive search in the precious metals mining and resource sector. It’s based in Denver and Albuquerque, New Mexico.Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson announced that Sayed Sadjady joined the firm as partner and head of the US professional services and the human capital practices. Sadjady most recently served as a senior partner with …

  • UK – Pimlico Plumbers plan ‘no jab, no job’ policy in its employment contracts

    Pimlico Plumbers is planning to introduce a “no jab, no job” policy, requiring its workforce to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to City A.M.Pimlico Plumbers is a large London-based plumbing firm with an effective PR profile and some notoriety in testing employment law. In 2018, the company lost a landmark employment case over workers’ with the Supreme court ruling that a plumbing engineer was a worker and not a self-employed independent contractor. In the same year, the company was criticised for erecting a large "Bollocks to Brexit" sign on top of their premises in Waterloo.Speaking to City A.M, Chief Executive Charlie Mullins said, “Once it’s out there and it becomes private, I’m happy to pay for all our staff to have it. No vaccine, no job. When we go off to Africa a …

  • Greece – Number of temporary jobs plummet 26.7% in Q3, unemployment rate dips slightly

    The number of temporary jobs in Greece in the third quarter fell by 26.7% when compared to the same quarter of the previous year, according to data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority.When compared to the previous quarter, the number of temporary jobs in Greece increased by 8.4%.Overall, the number of temporary jobs in the third quarter stood at approximately 281,600. This compared to 2.41 million permanent jobs during the same period.Meanwhile, Greece’s unemployment rate stood at 16.2% in the third quarter, compared with 16.7% in the previous quarter and 16.4% in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 756,424.More recent data for October 2020 showed that the unemployment rate in Greece stood at 16.7%.“The impact of the pandemi …

  • UK – Active job adverts increase 10.5% in December, health professional postings soar

    December 2020 saw approximately 1.77 million active job adverts in the UK, according to data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. This was an increase of 10.5% on the previous year.A number of factors, including pent-up demand for staff and an increase in the amount of time that employers are leaving job adverts open for, meant that the total number of job postings was notably higher than before Covid-19 hit the UK. However, these figures also show a clear divide in terms of which sectors and regions have been impacted most strongly by the pandemic.With case numbers rising and more health restrictions being put in place to stop the virus, job postings for health professionals like nurses (+62.7%), care workers (+25.8%) and radiographers (+71.3%) recorded higher numbers in Dec …

  • UK – Amazon launches investigation on Adecco temporary worker (Edinburgh Live)

    Amazon has launched an investigation after an 18-year-old was left outside a remote warehouse at two in the morning, reports Edinburgh Live. College student Daniel Gilfoyle, from Edinburgh, took on a festive work contract at the Bathgate Amazon warehouse in West Lothian through the Adecco recruitment agency. He travelled for almost two hours from Edinburgh before he was turned away by security staff. He told Edinburgh Live, how he worked his first night shift with Amazon through Adecco with no problems on 10 December. The next evening, he travelled for nearly two hours from his home for his shift, which started at 01:30 in the morning, but was shocked when he was turned away and told it was "illegal for him to be on the premises," by a security guard.Gilfoyle claims he still hasn …

  • People – Harvey Nash, Adecco France, Timewise, Russell Reynolds

    Harvey Nash Group, the global technology recruitment and IT solutions Group, has appointed David Savage as Group Technology Evangelist, reporting to Executive Committee member, Rob Mallaband. Savage has been with the group for 13 years, working in both recruitment and thought leadership roles.  Savage has been appointed as a figurehead for the Group’s technology thought leadership and digital strategy.  In his new role, he will be leading the conversation globally around the future of work and technology, helping business leaders address their business, technology and talent challenges in a rapidly change world.Adecco France announced that it appointed Sibeth Ndiaye as General Secretary. She will be in charge of public affairs, legal affairs, communication and employment solution …

  • New Zealand – Seek job ads slip 7% in Q4 2020

    New job ads posted on job board Seek New Zealand decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter of 2020 when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.Job ads on Seek New Zealand were up 19% when comparing Q4 2020 to Q3 2020.Janet Faulding, General Manager, Seek NZ, said, ““The end to 2020 saw continued growth throughout the country, with almost all regions experiencing a substantial lift in new job ads posted to seek.co.nz compared to the previous quarter. In Q4, Auckland rose 24%, Wellington increased 20% and Canterbury was up 17%.”“Despite such a unique and challenging year for the labour market it is really encouraging to end quarter 4 2020 just 7% lower than 2019,” Faulding said. “It is a real testament to the resilience and hard work of so many New Zealanders to end the year positively.”When com …

  • World – Homeworkers must be better protected, ILO says

    Those who are working from home need better protection, according to a report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The report says that since homeworking occurs in the private sphere it is often “invisible”. In low- and middle-income countries for instance, almost all home-based workers (90%) work informally.The ILO says homeworkers are usually worse off than those who work outside the home, even in higher-skilled professions. Homeworkers earn on average 13% less in the United Kingdom; 22% less in the United States of America; 25% less in South Africa and about 50% in Argentina, India and Mexico.Homeworkers also face greater safety and health risks and have less access to training than non-home-based workers, which can affect their career prospects.The report, ‘Working from hom …

  • India – Hiring set to rebound as most firms lift freeze on recruitment

    Hiring is set to rebound in India as most organisations have lifted the freeze in hiring, according to data from Naukri.com.Naukri’s data showed that 11% of recruiters said that hiring is on hold in their respective organisations, compared to half of them who confirmed the same in the same survey conducted in April 2020. The survey was rolled-out to 1,300 recruiters.The first wave of the recruiters' survey was done in April 2020 and the second wave was conducted in October 2020.Over a third, or 35%, of recruiters agreed that hiring is happening as usual against 13% who confirmed so in the first wave of the survey.When asked when they anticipate hiring to go back to pre-Covid levels in the second wave of the survey, 21% of recruiters said it will resume in 3 months, 26% predicted 3-6 m …

  • Japan – Government calls for maintaining jobs for temp workers (Jiji Press)

    Japanese labour minister Norihisa Tamura yesterday called for maintaining jobs for temporary workers amid concerns about the negative economic impact from a second state of emergency over the coronavirus, according to news agency Jiji Press.  "We want you to cooperate with your client companies to renew job contracts as much as possible," Tamura said in an online meeting with temporary staffing industry group leaders. Japan Staffing Services Association Chairman Hiromichi Tasaki said, "We aim to maintain and protect employment and make efforts to create work opportunities.” Non-regular workers, including temporary workers, have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. According to data from the labour ministry, over 80,000 people in Japan have been d …

  • Japan – Recruit Holdings taps Indeed leader as next CEO

    Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., the largest staffing firm in Japan, appointed Hisayuki Idekoba, who led the company’s acquisition of jobs website Indeed, as president, CEO and representative director effective from 1 April 2021.Idekoba presently serves as executive VP, chief operating officer and director at Recruit. He is also a board member at Indeed and had served as Indeed’s CEO from 2013 to 2019.Idekoba will take over from Masumi Minegishi, who will step down as president and CEO to become chairperson and representative director.Minegishi said 1 April, as the start of the company’s next fiscal year, is the most appropriate time to pass the baton.“Hisayuki led the acquisition of Indeed Inc. in 2012 and successfully grew the company as its CEO,” Minegishi said. “He took initiative to transfo …

Latest Research

  • Staffing Trends 2021

    Our 2021 Staffing Trends report has identified 10 key trends: COVID-19 the dominant market trend until H2 2021 Summer recovery will not be a return to normal Resilience in a volatile and complex environment Diversity & Inclusion a top strategic concern Automation on steroids Investment in reskilling initiatives Platform models are the new battleground Development of omni-channel Staffing Customer preference for direct sourcing impacts demand APAC markets accelerate faster than elsewhere As per our previous Staffing Trends reports, we also include a SWOT analysis highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the staffing industry faces. You can download the entire report here:  Staffing Trends 2021 – You do not have permission to view this object. …

  • RPO Global Landscape Summary 2020

    We estimate the 2019 global RPO market at $6.3 billion, an increase of 18 % from 2018. We anticipate that for the full year 2020, RPO will outperform the wider staffing market with a modest reduction on 2019 revenues, and recovery during 2021 as organizations seek to rebuild talent acquisition capability. 64% of RPO contracts are single country, although a number of providers have demonstrable capability and delivery locations across all regions, with 43% of RPO contracts including offshore or nearshore delivery.M&A and investment activity has been softer during 2018/19 than in previous years. Transactions have been mostly concluded by RPO providers acquiring or investing in complementary companies to expand into new territories, increase the scope of intellectual property, or accelera …

  • Latin America Legal Update Q4 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q4 2020:Mexico Minimum wage increase approved    Proposals to ban outsourcing and subcontracting labor           Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this report is provided solely for the purposes of information and should not be considered legal advice. It is always recommended to seek the advice of qualified legal counsel before acting on any of the information contained in this report.To download a pdf copy of this update, click below: Latin America Legal Update Q4 2020 20210114 – You do not have permission to view this object. Mexico 1.  Minimum wage increase approvedOn December 16, 2020, the National Minimum …

  • MSP Global Landscape Summary 2020

    This report summarises the CWS Council global MSP landscape and differentiators reports for 2020 and includes: MSP provider landscape M&A and investment activity MSP service developments and emerging solutions MSP market size overview Service adoption Technology usage Provider service developments and emerging solutions Service center locations  Click below to download the report: MSP Global Landscape Summary 20210112 – You do not have permission to view this object.

  • January 2021 US Jobs Report

    Event: On a seasonally adjusted basis, total nonfarm employment declined by 140,000 in December, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its monthly jobs report. Temporary help services gained 67,600 jobs for the month. On a year-over-year (y/y) basis (December 2020 over December 2019), total nonfarm employment declined 6.2%. Temporary help employment was down 7.6% y/y. The national unemployment rate remained at 6.7%, similar to last month but well above the (pre-COVID) rate of 3.6% from December of last year.Background and Analysis:The number of unemployed who described themselves as “on temporary layoff” rose from 2.8 million to 3.0 million in December, and is well above the pre-COVID level of 788,000 from December 2019. The number of unemployed who described themsel …

  • Middle East and Africa Legal Update Q4 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across the Middle East & Africa in Q4 2020:Saudi Arabia      Immigration and labour reforms to replace sponsorship system   South Africa       Court considers distinction between labour broking and independent contracting  Co-employment may arise between group companies               UAE Removal of requirement for commercial companies to have UAE majority shareholding       Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this report is provided solely for the purposes of information and should not be considered legal advice. I …

  • Staffing Trends 2021

    Our 2021 Staffing Trends report has identified 10 key trends: COVID-19 the dominant market trend until H2 2021 Summer recovery will not be a return to normal Resilience in a volatile and complex environment Diversity & Inclusion a top strategic concern Automation on steroids Investment in reskilling initiatives Platform models are the new battleground Development of omni-channel Staffing Customer preference for direct sourcing impacts demand APAC markets accelerate faster than elsewhere As per our previous Staffing Trends reports, we also include a SWOT analysis highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the staffing industry faces. You can download the entire report here:  Staffing Trends 2021 – You do not have permission to view this object. …

  • RPO Global Landscape Summary 2020

    We estimate the 2019 global RPO market at $6.3 billion, an increase of 18 % from 2018. We anticipate that for the full year 2020, RPO will outperform the wider staffing market with a modest reduction on 2019 revenues, and recovery during 2021 as organizations seek to rebuild talent acquisition capability. 64% of RPO contracts are single country, although a number of providers have demonstrable capability and delivery locations across all regions, with 43% of RPO contracts including offshore or nearshore delivery.M&A and investment activity has been softer during 2018/19 than in previous years. Transactions have been mostly concluded by RPO providers acquiring or investing in complementary companies to expand into new territories, increase the scope of intellectual property, or accelera …

  • MSP Global Landscape Summary 2020

    This report summarises the CWS Council global MSP landscape and differentiators reports for 2020 and includes: MSP provider landscape M&A and investment activity MSP service developments and emerging solutions MSP market size overview Service adoption Technology usage Provider service developments and emerging solutions Service center locations  Click below to download the report: MSP Global Landscape Summary 20210112 – You do not have permission to view this object.

  • Europe Legal Update Q4 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Europe in Q4 2020:European Union EU Commission agrees interim UK adequacy for data transfers Member States must take measures to preserve the temporary nature of agency work Mandatory supply chain due diligence requirements expected in 2021 Businesses should prepare for EU whistleblower laws in 2021 France The use of fixed term contracts is only justified when employment is temporary Paternity leave increase NetherlandsEnforcement moratorium for DBA extended for online assessment module pilot periodNorwayRuling on equal treatment of agency workers Implementation of equality plans, transparency and equal pay in 2021 Gig workers are employees, not self-employed Remote work arrangements to be …

  • Asia Pacific Legal Update Q4 2020

    In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across the Asia Pacific region in Q4 2020:Australia              Proposed reform of casual labour rights         Government introduces criminal sanctions for dishonest underpayment of wages           WA parliament passes work health and safety laws   China    Civil code expands protection against and obligations to prevent sexual harassment               Indonesia            Job Creation Law lifts …

  • Staffing Trends 2021

    Our 2021 Staffing Trends report has identified 10 key trends: COVID-19 the dominant market trend until H2 2021 Summer recovery will not be a return to normal Resilience in a volatile and complex environment Diversity & Inclusion a top strategic concern Automation on steroids Investment in reskilling initiatives Platform models are the new battleground Development of omni-channel Staffing Customer preference for direct sourcing impacts demand APAC markets accelerate faster than elsewhere As per our previous Staffing Trends reports, we also include a SWOT analysis highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the staffing industry faces. You can download the entire report here:  Staffing Trends 2021 – You do not have permission to view this object. …

  • RPO Global Landscape Summary 2020

    We estimate the 2019 global RPO market at $6.3 billion, an increase of 18 % from 2018. We anticipate that for the full year 2020, RPO will outperform the wider staffing market with a modest reduction on 2019 revenues, and recovery during 2021 as organizations seek to rebuild talent acquisition capability. 64% of RPO contracts are single country, although a number of providers have demonstrable capability and delivery locations across all regions, with 43% of RPO contracts including offshore or nearshore delivery.M&A and investment activity has been softer during 2018/19 than in previous years. Transactions have been mostly concluded by RPO providers acquiring or investing in complementary companies to expand into new territories, increase the scope of intellectual property, or accelera …

  • MSP Global Landscape Summary 2020

    This report summarises the CWS Council global MSP landscape and differentiators reports for 2020 and includes: MSP provider landscape M&A and investment activity MSP service developments and emerging solutions MSP market size overview Service adoption Technology usage Provider service developments and emerging solutions Service center locations  Click below to download the report: MSP Global Landscape Summary 20210112 – You do not have permission to view this object.

  • Engineering Growth Assessment Globally

    Impressively, the global temporary engineering staffing market reached $32 billion in 2019 and enjoyed its 4th consecutive year of growth. Temporary engineering staffing makes up 17% of the global professional temporary staffing industry and is the third largest professional staffing segment behind IT and healthcare. The 6 sections of this 53 page report, as outlined in the table of contents below, explore dynamics in engineering staffing to inform industry stakeholders and support strategic planning initiatives. Table of contents:Introduction………………………………………………………………………… 3Section 1: Shifting demand drivers in a challenging market ……….…………5Section 2: Target markets and skillsets…………………………………………12Section 3: The war for talent……………………………………………………  21Section 4: Market size and participant …