Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Temporary worker assignment lengths & tenure discounts

27 December 2015

  • Median assignment length: 13 weeks
  • 30% of staffing agencies offer a tenure discount
  • Discounts in 1%-5% range

Asia/Pacific Contingent Buyers Survey: 2015 Full Report

17 December 2015

  • 169-page compilation of 2014-2015 buyer survey reports

Australia/NZ Staffing Company Survey: Social media use, metrics, & preferred venues

6 December 2015

  • Social media generally of just moderate value to staffing firms
  • One in four track no social media metrics at all
  • Staffing firms mostly use social media for recruiting, less so sales

Perceived Cost Savings from Using CW

4 December 2015

  • Median perceived cost savings of 9% by using contingent workers

Why Some Buyers Don’t Use VMS and MSP

3 December 2015

  • Most common reason for not using VMS was that it was already being explored
  • Second most common reason was cost
  • Reasons for not using MSP included cost and insufficient volume

How Buyers Gather Supplier Feedback

30 November 2015

  • 73% collected supplier feedback
  • Cadence was usually quarterly, semiannually or annually
  • Most common form of feedback was surveys/questionnaires/emails

Buyers’ Staffing Supplier Sourcing Models

24 November 2015

  • Most common vendor bidding model was primaries, at 68%
  • Rate structures: Fixed rates per job title, max bill rates and pay range plus mark-up all selected by over 49%
  • Only 22% reported using open bill rates

Buyers’ International Presence

20 November 2015

  • Great majority of buyers in our survey have CW programs that cover North America
  • One third reported covering Western Europe, one fourth reported covering Asia/Pacific
  • Many expect to expand geographically within 2-4 years

Internal Resources Used for CW Management

18 November 2015

  • Median CW management team size was five
  • Team size positively correlated with organization size
  • Time spent on CW responsibilities correlated with organization size

International Laws’ Effects on Temp Use

16 November 2015

  • Seven laws caused a net decrease in use of temporary agency workers
  • Proposed amendments to the Japanese Dispatch Law caused no net change