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Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Market Research Report | SIC N78.200 | Mar 2017

Steady work: Despite economic uncertainty, revenue is projected to remain relatively stable

IBISWorld’s Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growth was strong at the start of the period as firms were wary of employing permanent staff
  • The introduction of the EU Agency Workers Directive has increased operators' costs
  • The ageing of the UK population is expected to support demand for workers from the health-care sector
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Temporary-employment placement agencies supply workers to replace or supplement a client’s existing labour force on a short-term basis. Industry operators serve clients across a broad range of industries. The industry is heavily affected by economic conditions because during a downturn, companies tend to prefer to preserve the jobs of permanent employees, while temporary employees are often let go. However, temporary workers are often the first to be hired as economic conditions recover. According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, there are approximately 1.7 million temporary workers in the United Kingdom, representing over 5% of the total work force.

Industry revenue is estimated to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 1% during the 10 years through 2021-22, while the UK economy is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. The industry provides services related to fixed-term job placements and brings together people looking for work and prospective employers. The industry is growing at a slower rate than the overall UK economy, which, in addition to the slow pace of innovation, makes this a mature industry. Additionally, the industry's services are clearly segmented and are not likely to change.

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Additional Insights for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and National unemployment rate in the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry?

    Businesses in this industry provide their clients with workers to temporarily replace or supplement their existing labour force. The individuals are employed by the agency but supervised by the client at the worksite. The industry excludes employees outsourced on a long-term basis, who are classified in other industries according to the activity they perform.

    Industry Products
    Fixed-term temporary workersCasual workersAgency workersSeasonal workers
    Industry Activities
    Recruiting staff for temporary positionsReferring selected candidates to potential employersFormulating job descriptionsScreening and testing applicantsSupplying temporary workers

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • National unemployment rate
  • Number of businesses
  • National minimum wage
  • Total labour force
  • Current Performance
  • Temporary boost
  • Legislative changes
  • Immigration restrictions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Temporary uncertainty
  • Wage changes
  • Table: Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Banks
  • Primary Education
  • Residential Nursing Care
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • Software Publishing
  • Products & Services
  • Fixed-term temporary workers
  • Casual workers
  • Agency workers
  • Other
  • Seasonal workers
  • Chart: Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professional and technical occupations
  • Elementary and operative occupations
  • Customer and personal services
  • Administrative and secretarial occupations
  • Skilled trades
  • Managers and senior officials
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • On-costs
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Agency Staff
  • A term used for staff from temporary-employment placement agencies.
  • Outplacement
  • The process of giving staff that have been made redundant help with finding a new job.
  • Price-Based Competition
  • Competition based on the extra fees charged to clients, above the agreed wage and other statutory charges, to cover an operator's own wages and overheads and a profit contribution.

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    This report on Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Temporary-Employment Placement Agencies market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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