Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector

The Voice of the South African Staffing Industry


Industry Research

The Temporary Employment Services (TES) industry is growing globally, in direct response to the changing nature of work and the growing need for flexibility from businesses wishing to remain globally competitive. Sadly, the industry is misunderstood and its contribution to the South African economy and the skills development and livelihoods of the many hundreds of thousands of individuals who it employs underestimated. 

Recent independent research has gone a long way to clearly showing why the TES industry should be effectively regulated and allowed to continue.

South African research conducted thus far includes:

  • Temporary Employment Services in South Africa: Assessing the Industry’s Economic Contribution (Nov 2014)
  • Briefing Note - Employment Effects in the Temporary Employment Services (TES) Sector: Post-Regulatory Amendment Effects (June 2015)
  • Relative Wage Levels Amidst Legislative Compliance: Remuneration in the Temporary Employment Services Sector in South Africa (Nov 2015)