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  • 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 …