DCR TrendLine September 2014 | DCR Workforce Blog

DCR TrendLine September 2014

DCR TrendlineDCR TrendLine shares analyses of trends and happenings in the staffing industry. The September edition covers a range of topics, including the latest employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and worker satisfaction with their wages. This month’s edition focuses on some topics gaining a lot of attention lately such as workplace flexibility, the upcoming global labor shortage, and the top metro cities with job opportunities for contingent workers. Be sure to keep an eye out for our quarterly feature – “What’s Trending in the Temp Market” – to see the hottest trends for Q3. September is back-to-school month in many U.S. cities, and to commemorate the start of the new school year, our monthly industry highlight is on education services. We also follow-up on last month’s article about Generation Z by providing tips for employers to engage and manage these workers. Our feature article this month looks at one of the biggest buzzwords for companies – global. We discuss how HR can be organized and designed to better meet the global objectives of companies, while still taking local actions.

Visit the DCR TrendLine portal at http://trendline.dcrworkforce.com to easily access all of our current and previous analyses, and view comprehensive charts of real-time trends.


  • DCR National Temp Wage Index
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Global Labor Shortage
  • Top 7 Metro Cities for Contingent Workers.
  • What’s Trending in the Temp Market?
  • Engaging and Managing Gen Z Workers
  • Peeking Into Salary Satisfaction
  • Industry Highlight: Education Services Index
  • Globally Localizing HR

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Our publication of DCR TrendLine provides trends over time, geography, categories and other spend management related parameters for different industries which will provide decision enablers in the hands of management.

DCR TrendLine is published every monthly. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

DCR Market Intelligence Editorial Staff!!!

Note: Metrics usually vary from company to company and there are several statistics and trends delivered on employment, labor etc. by different services. However, a holistic approach to category management when it comes to workforce as well as the ability to generate trends which provide actionable information has been hard to find. Management would be benefited by a view that first allows them to pick a category and the spend, workforce, headcount and usage in all different aspects for that category.

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Lalita is a people/project manager with extensive experience in operations, HCM and training and development across industries like banking, education, business consulting, BPO and information technology. She believes in a dynamic approach to life and learning as change is the only constant.