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Outside office hours? 57% of workers say they must be available

June 15, 2015

Technology advancements have blurred the lines between private time and work time, according to the Randstad Global Workmonitor survey released today.The survey found 57% of global respondents indicated their employers expect them to be available outside regular office hours, up from 40% in a sim...


Execs see growth in US jobs and wages, Duke University survey finds

June 15, 2015

US chief financial officers expect continued growth in employment and wages even as the financial and energy sectors shrink, according to the Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey released today.The survey found US companies expect wage hikes of 3.3% and full-time hiring inc...


ManpowerGroup acquiring German firm in approximately $150 million deal

June 12, 2015

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) is acquiring 7S Group, one of the largest staffing firms in Germany, for €136.5 million (US$153.9 million) plus an earnout possibility based upon 2015 results. The deal is expected to close later this year and key management is expected to remain with the firm.7S ranked...


Community care to post highest percentage job growth in Canada

June 12, 2015

Community care facilities for the elderly are expected to post the largest growth by percentage in the next five years at 13%, according to research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International. However, Computer systems design and related services will add more jobs at 19,5...


Korn Ferry Q4 revenue up 14% in constant currency, beats expectations

June 12, 2015

Executive search provider Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue rose 8.0%, an increase of 14.2% on a constant currency basis, in its fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30. Fee revenue growth at the provider of executive search and talent consulting exceeded its guidance; revenu...


Helmet firm, staffing company agree to penalties in worker’s fatal fall

June 12, 2015

A worker at a Bell Sports Inc. facility in Rantoul, Ill., died Oct. 22 after falling 30 feet onto a concrete floor, according to OSHA documents. This month, Bell and Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) agreed to pay penalties of $7,000 each related to the incident.OSHA cited the plant for no guardr...


Mexico indexes signal modest economic growth

June 12, 2015

Improvement in the six-month change in the leading economic index and the steady growth in the coincident economic index suggests Mexico’s economic growth is likely to improve, albeit at a modest rate in the coming months, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico wa...


People: Robert Half, Go Healthcare, Beacon Hill and more

June 12, 2015

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) President and CEO Paul Gentzkow has been elected to a three-year term as the new chairman of the Santa Clara University board of trustees.Go Healthcare Staffing, a new travel nurse firm based in Charlotte, N.C., announced 12-year industry veteran Angela...


Majority of temps unfamiliar with online staffing

June 11, 2015

The vast majority of temporary workers, 66%, are not yet familiar with online staffing services, according to a report by Staffing Industry Analysts.Another 13% are familiar with services but not interested, 7% are considering using such a service within the next two years and 13% are earning som...


More than half of small and medium-size firms to hire, Lucas Group reports

June 11, 2015

More than half of small to mid-sized businesses plan to hire amid persistent concerns regarding healthcare costs, talent availability and rising competitive worries, according to the SMB Job Generation Outlook survey released today by executive search firm Lucas Group.The survey found 43% of smal...