Temporary Warehouse Staff Procurement Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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In the next three years, as confidence in the economy is restored, businesses will change their hiring processes and some will elect to bring their hiring in-house while others will select alternative employment options; as such, temporary employment agencies will face less demand for services, forcing them to lower their prices. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Temporary Warehouse Staff to its growing collection of procurement research reports.

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Demand for temporary employees will decline as the unemployment rate falls

Temporary warehouse staffing services have a buyer power score of 4.1 out of 5. Following the recession, buyers primarily had high negotiation power because of future production uncertainty; therefore, they were less likely to hire new employees. The uncertainty initially was due to reduced manufacturing levels as a result of lower consumer spending. In effect, staffing agencies had to make their prices more competitive with alternative options to attract buyers. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Aileen Weiss, “Even as industrial production and corporate profit increased, many businesses were hesitant to make the long-term investment of hiring permanent employees”. Therefore, temporary employees were preferred, and average prices for services slowly rose, but still remained low in the three years to 2013.

Another factor that contributed to the temporary warehouse staff market's high negotiation power was the national unemployment level's drop to a three-year low in 2013. Thus, a greater supply of temporary employees has allowed agencies to be more selective about choosing candidates, which provides the buyer with higher-quality workers. In the three years to 2016, as confidence in the economy is restored, businesses will change their hiring process to incorporate both temporary and permanent employees. “Some will elect to bring their hiring in-house and others will select alternative employment options”, adds Weiss. As such, temporary employment agencies will face less demand for services, forcing them to lower their prices.

On a regional level, negotiation power varies by the staffing agency's size. If a buyer has multiple operating locations, a larger agency with several branches may offer the buyer just one favorable price for all locations. However, using many small agencies may be harder to secure lower prices for each location. Overall, buyers should select an agency that will provide them with various employment options and that will conduct in-house and human resources services to keep up with changing employment trends. While the buyer already has high negotiating power due to the competitive nature and excess of employment services, long-term contracts with exit clauses will be most beneficial as employment needs change. The four largest players in the market are Adecco, Manpower, Allegis Group Services, and Kelly Services.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of temporary warehouse staff. Temporary warehouse staffing firms provide warehouse workers to buyers that require the moving, shipping and inventory of products. Suppliers generally provide warehouse workers on a temporary basis for specific jobs, and the individual workers provided are employees of the employment placement agency. Temporary warehouse staffing includes the following positions: assembler, forklift operator, freight handler, inventory work, janitorial worker, machine operator, packager, and shipping-receiving clerk. The report excludes the placement and staffing of permanent employees and contract workers.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Vendor Financial Benchmarks
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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