5 Staffing Stats to Help You Prepare for 2020

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Good news: we’ve launched our annual survey of global staffing professionals. Each year, we ask pros like you to share what’s most important to firms like yours in the year ahead. The findings will highlight how your peers are viewing the industry, what they say their top priorities and challenges are for 2020, and how they’re thinking about hot topics shaping the future of staffing.

Take a few minutes (less than 10) to share your insights and when the findings are released in early 2020, you’ll be among the first to see them and discover how your insights compare with others in your industry. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win one of 150 $20 gift cards!

As an advanced thank you for your participation, we’ve compiled various stats that will help you prepare for 2020. You can also access all of our original research—including new reports that we add throughout the year at our Global Recruitment Insights & Data (GRID) site

1) Half of staffing professionals don’t know who their most profitable clients are

Understanding your business is key if you want to improve your business. Yet, a full half of staffing professionals report not having a clear understanding of who their most profitable clients are. The good news? Bullhorn customers are more likely to report insight into key business metrics. What KPIs should you use to understand your business? Here are 10 to get you started.

2) Social media is the #1 area where staffing pros want more training

Staffing pros said social media was the number one area where they felt further development and training was needed. Likewise, when we asked them to share the trends they were following most closely, respondents said they were most interested in discovering new ways to leverage social media for candidate recruitment. Here are some essential social media tips for staffing firms.  

3) Bullhorn customers voted Notes as the most essential ATS feature

We asked customers which features they can’t live without and Notes came in at #1. Tearsheets, Submission Lists, Email Inbox Gadget, and Favorite Searches rounded out the top 5. Learn how to use them all to your advantage.

4) Sourcing is the top priority for staffing firms

Sixty-one percent of staffing professionals say candidate sourcing is their top priority for the year ahead. This isn’t too surprising, as the talent shortage is the top challenge. Get acquainted with candidate sourcing tips here.

5) 78% of recruitment pros think employers must increase pay to compete for candidates

Speaking of the talent shortage, we asked staffing professionals how employers can better compete for candidates. The vast majority say that employers aren’t offering competitive pay to candidates and that it holds them back. Still, having that conversation with a client can be difficult. Check out these tips from Bullhorn customers on how to persuade your clients to increase candidate pay.

We hope these stats help you prepare for your best year yet! Want more staffing stats? Read all of the 2019 GRID findings here. To discover similar insights and help your firm prepare for the year ahead, take the 2020 survey today!


We can’t wait to hear from you. Share your thoughts today!

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