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  • Best Practices in Remote Working For Staffing Firms

    Key Findings: Why your firm will benefit from remote-enabled workers. There are many benefits to offering staff the flexibility to work remotely: improved employee satisfaction and retention, the ability to recruit homebound workers (parents of young children, the physically handicapped), the ability to recruit workers outside your local area, reduced employee illness, reduced rent, and potentially quieter work settings. Six recommendations for managing remote workers: Set expectations and get buy-in. Know what success looks like, get agreement on those terms, and monitor performance using metrics. Suggested metrics for fifteen internal staff occupations are included in this report. Encourage communication. Encourage virtual meetings, be available yourself, and invest in appropriate techno …

  • March 2021 US Jobs Report

    Event: In today’s monthly jobs report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total nonfarm employment rose by 379,000 in February on a seasonally adjusted basis; temporary help services posted another strong month, with a gain of 52,700 jobs. The temporary agency penetration rate rose from 1.90% to 1.94%, its highest level since January 2020. The national unemployment rate declined again last month, from 6.3% to 6.2%, even with a rise in the labor force.The number of unemployed who described themselves as “on temporary layoff” declined by 517,000 last month to 2.2 million, though is still 1.5 million higher than the pre-COVID level in February 2020. The number of unemployed who described themselves as “permanent job losers” was essentially unchanged last month, and 2.2 million highe …

  • North America Temporary Worker Survey 2021: Temporary worker perception of age, gender and racial fairness

    Key Findings: Temporary workers were asked whether they felt advantaged or disadvantaged for their age, gender, and race both in their temporary work assignments and in the working world generally. The following conclusions are based on their responses: The overwhelming majority of temporary workers believe their age, gender, and race to be either an advantage or of no consequence in their temporary work assignments. However, there were notable minorities who felt at a disadvantage: Age. In the 56 and over category, 9% felt disadvantaged for their age, and in the 25 and under category 8% felt disadvantaged. Gender. Among men, 4% felt disadvantaged for their gender and among women 5% felt disadvantaged. Race. Among Black respondents, 15% felt disadvantaged for their race; among those select …

  • North America Internal Staff Survey 2021: Internal staff perception of diversity and inclusion at staffing firms

    Key Findings: Internal staff were asked five questions about their staffing firm’s effectiveness in ensuring diversity and inclusion. The following conclusions are based on an analysis of their responses: Overall, staff feel that their staffing firms are treating them fairly. Across almost all ages, races, genders, and pay scales typically around 90% either agreed or agreed strongly with that sentiment. The only category of respondents among whom there was more than 4% disagreement was “Other/Non-binary;” in that group 11% disagreed, but it should be noted that the sample size was small. Most thought their firm did a good job ensuring diversity and inclusion, but some groups were less certain than others. Across most demographics, typically 80%-90% agreed or strongly agreed. However, “Othe …

  • SI Report Webinar – February 2021

    In this webinar, topics covered include: Economic and Employment Trends MSP and VMS Global Landscape Summaries Legal and Regulatory Outlook 2021 US Staffing Occupational Markets Guidebook Other recent SIA Research And of course the latest updates on the state of the economy, employment trends and developments in the US staffing industry.Download presentation slides 210223 SI Report Webinar Presentation Slides – You do not have permission to view this object. Select the play button to begin viewing.

  • The Ukrainian Market

    We calculate that the Ukrainian Staffing Market was worth UAH 4 billion (EUR 137 million) in 2019, with permanent recruitment accounting for 89% and temporary agency work 11%. The market has been growing strongly since the countries last economic downturn in 2013. However, the full impact of Covid on revenue in 2020 and 2021 is not yet clear. Note: While we try to present data in line with our standard practice of defining “staffing” revenue as that generated from the provision of temporary workers to business clients, as well as from “place & search” services (direct hire/permanent placement and retained search.) There may be an element of other income in the figures above due to the lack of visibility in the marketplace.According to government statistics from the State Employment Cen …

  • Funders and Advisors Directory 2021

    This directory provides full records for over 30 companies operating in the M&A space around the world. Some firms provide services in just one market while others provide international and cross-border M&A advice and services in up to 40+ countries.An additional 110+ firms who have been identified as providing M&A services to the staffing industry are also shown. We have tried to make this report as exhaustive as possible, but if there are additional companies you believe should be listed, or if you would like to contribute a “full” entry within this directory, please contact the author, shown below.Please note that the information included herein is self-reported and then edited for consistency sake by SIA. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of each record, nor should inclusion …

  • Largest Staffing Firms in Europe

    We estimate that in 2019, the global staffing industry generated EUR 445 billion (USD 498 billion) of revenue worldwide. We estimate that the European staffing market was worth EUR 178.2 billion (USD 199.5), accounting for 40% of the global revenue. The 30 firms in our Largest European Staffing Firms List had total revenues of EUR 76.1 billion in 2019, therefore representing 43% of all European revenues. We have ranked companies by revenue, according to industry custom, but this ranking should not be taken to imply that a firm with a higher rank provides better service or more value to its shareholders. You can download the full report here:  Largest Staffing Firms in Europe – You do not have permission to view this object.

  • Independent Contractors in Europe

    Staffing firms across Europe are eager to identify new talent pools for skilled positions they are struggling to fill in their home markets. The independent contractor (IC) status is attractive to a wide range of skilled professionals as it can provide more freedom to manage their career and work/life balance. The inherent flexibility is also attractive to staffing firms on a mission to find rare talent for hard to fill positions, to work on projects that are temporary by nature. We have leveraged data from Eurostat’s labour force survey to map occupational skill groups and their usage as independent contractors across Europe. The results of our analysis are presented in two forms: The share of IC pro rata to the total workforce in each country, by occupational segment (pages 6-16). A brea …

  • European Employment Barometer Q3 2020

    Data collated from Eurostat’s most recent labour market survey findings on Total and Temporary 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 Temporary employees by occupation Temporary employees by economic activity, and much more 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 2018 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 …

  • 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 …