Short and sweet: Rising demand for outsourced labour has driven industry revenue growth

The Temporary Staff Services industry provides skilled and unskilled labour to client companies, usually on a short-term basis. Various factors influence demand for staffing services. The national unemployment rate affects industry demand, with lower unemployment generally contributing to greater demand for temporary staff. In addition, greater business outsourcing typically has a positive effect on industry performance. Performance trends in client markets also affect industry operators, with stronger growth in downstream markets usually boosting industry demand. Industry operators have benefited from strong demand from several downstream markets over the past five years, including professional services firms, financial services companies and healthcare businesses...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$26bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
344,900
Businesses
7,810

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater demand from downstream sectors has supported industry growth over the past five years
  • Rising demand from the professional services, finance and healthcare sectors has supported growth
  • Industry revenue will grow steadily as business trends towards flexible workforces continue
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    A general trend towards outsourcing non-core activities in the private and public sectors has fuelled growth in the Temporary Staff Services industry over the past two decades. Industry revenue has continued to increase over the past five years, with lower unemployment and increased business outsourcing contributing to this growth. A declining unemployment rate over the period has supported client demand for a flexible workforce and stimulated requirements for temporary staff, as employers have struggled to fill vacancies in some areas. The strong labour market also gave many workers the confidence to switch jobs over the past five years, creating temporary vacancies and boosting demand for industry services...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Temporary Staff Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Temporary Staff Services are:

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as National unemployment rate and Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia in the Temporary Staff Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Temporary Staff Services Industry?

    Industry firms provide temporary staff to clients on a fee or contract basis. Temporary staff provided by industry firms work for clients at their respective work sites, but remain legally employed by the temporary staff provider. This also means that temporary staff are paid by the industry firm.

    Industry Products
  • Contract and labour hire services
  • Temporary placement services
  • Other employment and placement services
  • Industry Activities
  • Contract labour services
  • Labour on-hiring services
  • Labour staffing services
  • Labour supply services
  • Temporary labour hire services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • National unemployment rate
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Demand from financial and insurance services
  • Demand from professional, scientific and technical services
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from health care and social assistance

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Mixed demand
  • Outsourcing and technology trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and demand trends
  • Profit and enterprise numbers
  • Outsourcing and other trends
  • Table: Temporary Staff Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Temporary Staff Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Health Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Office Property Operators

  • Products & Services
  • Contract and labour hire services
  • Temporary placement services
  • Other employment and placement services
  • Chart: Temporary Staff Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other sectors and businesses
  • Professional, scientific and technical services sector
  • Finance, banking and insurance sector
  • Construction sector
  • Healthcare sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Government and defence sectors
  • Mining, energy and utilities sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Temporary Staff Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Temporary Staff Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Temporary Staff Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hays Specialist Recruitment (Australia) Pty Limited, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited,
  • Table: Hays Specialist Recruitment (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Programmed Maintenance Services Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Temporary Staff Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Temporary Staff Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Employment to Population Ratio (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    In-Housing
  • Bringing an outsourced function back in-house.
  • Outplacement Services
  • Job placement services provided to terminated employees to assist their search for a new job.
  • Outsourcing
  • The use of outside service providers to perform various non-core activities.
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