Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

ASA staffing index up over year

March 26, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.11 percent for the week ending March 16 compared to the same week last year. The index value for March is 94.The index rose 3.1 percent over the last 30 days.


Canada: ACSESS names 2014-15 board of directors

March 26, 2014

The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services announced its national board of directors for the 2014-2015 year. Representatives from the various sub-sectors of the staffing industry comprise the board, including professional search and placement agencies, temporary staffi...


Staffing Industry Review: Managing your margins

March 26, 2014

Efficient contingent workforce programs happen when the MSP is allowed to do its job and the suppliers are given room to find the best candidates at economical prices. A tool that helps with this process is the rate card. Ed Osowski discusses why staffing suppliers should like the rate card in an...


Engineering worker confidence edges down in Q4

March 26, 2014

The Randstad engineering employee confidence index for the U.S. edged down to a reading of 62.1 in the fourth quarter of 2013, down from 64.0 in the third quarter. However, engineering workers remained the most confident of all workers tracked by Randstad’s confidence indexes, which measure worke...


Web: Interview with Labor Smart CEO Ryan Schadel

March 26, 2014

Benzinga interviewed Labor Smart CEO Ryan Schadel about the company’s plan to expand across the country. To read the article, click here.


Judge rules labor contractor liable for harassing Thai workers

March 25, 2014

A federal judge has held that Global Horizons Inc., a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based farm labor contractor, is liable for the pattern or practice of harassing, discriminating and retaliating against hundreds of Thai workers in the U.S., in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws, the U.S. Equa...


Consumer confidence rebounds in March

March 25, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index improved in March after decreasing in February. The index now stands at a reading of 82.3 (1985=100), up from 78.3 in February.“Consumer confidence improved in March, as expectations for the short-term outlook bounced back from February’s decl...


College students list most-desirable employers

March 25, 2014

Undergraduate students listed their most-desirable employers in a new survey released by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Some of the top firms included Google, Apple and Boeing.“As the competition for top talent grows increasingly fierce, it’s more important than ever for employ...


Quote of the week: Temp economy

March 25, 2014

“Work has become much more insecure, much more precarious,” The New York Times quoted Arne Kalleberg, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs” as saying in an article about freelancers and the temp economy. “So everybody is a...


Blog: ‘Best Staffing Firm to Work For’ recognition is good for business

March 25, 2014

What does a “Best Staffing Firm to Work For” rating really give you? Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the benefits of the recognition in a new blog post. For the post, click here.