Research by ASA Members

The following research studies cover topics of interest to the staffing industry. ASA does not endorse, or warrant the accuracy of, any information contained on these sites, and bears no responsibility for their content.

CareerbuilderU.S. Job Forecast


The 2016 survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,338 hiring and human resource managers ages 18 and over (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) between November 4 to December 1, 2015.

Careerbuilder & Inavero Staffing Advantage Report


The 2016 Staffing Advantage Report—published by CareerBuilder and Inavero and based on responses from 4,209 staffing industry clients, 1,351 job candidates and 578 staffing employees—identifies key trends and performance benchmarks for staffing industry clients, candidates and internal staff.

Elwood Staffing Services, IncDollars and Sense report


Elwood’s 2015 “Dollars and Sense” report contains wage and benefits data for clerical and production workers in manufacturing, distribution, and oil & gas facilities throughout the U.S.

InaveroState of the Staffing Industry—Research Update

Quarterly—Q1 2015

Each quarter, ASA and Inavero team up to present a “State of the Industry” webinar series. This guide summarizes excerpts from the Q1 2015 webinar with updates on satisfaction benchmarks in staffing, data about what actions set “Best of Staffing” winners apart from the rest of the industry, and trends found in ASA’s Staffing index, administered by Inavero.

World Employment ConfederationAnnual Economic Report


Each year, World Employment Confederation collects data on the private employment services industry. Most data is reported by World Employment Confederation members, but some other external sources are used as well to create the annual World Employment Confederation Economic Report.

ManpowergroupManpower Employment Outlook Survey

Quarterly—Q3 2016

To develop one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world, every quarter, Manpower Group asks more than 11,000 hiring managers about their hiring plans. This helps identify the strongest and weakest metropolitan areas, states and industries for hiring and job creation.

Monster2014 Workforce Talent: Job Seeker Survey


Monster’s “2014 Workforce Talent Job Seeker Survey” focuses on the frustrations and perceptions felt by job seekers both employed, unemployed and those seeking re-entry into the workforce.

RandstadRandstad Workmonitor

Quarterly—Q2 2016

The “Randstad Workmonitor” survey covers 34 countries around the world, encompassing Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It is published four times a year, covering both local and global trends in mobility, job satisfaction and motivation.

Society for Human Resource ManagementEmployee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey


SHRM’s annual “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey” examines 43 aspects of job satisfaction and 37 factors directly related to employee engagement. Among the topics explored are career development, relationships with management, compensation and benefits, work environment, engagement opinions, engagement behaviors, and conditions for engagement.

StaffcareSurvey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends


Staff Care’s twelfth annual “Survey of Temporary Physician Staffing Trends” explores the use of locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners in the healthcare workforce.