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CEO confidence slips again in Q3

October 9, 2014

CEO confidence fell again in the third quarter after edging down in the second quarter. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence fell to a level of 59 in the third quarter from 62 in the second quarter.“While CEOs say economic conditions have improved from the start of t...


Randstad employee confidence index edges up

October 9, 2014

The outlook among American workers rebounded slightly this month after a decline in August, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index edged up to a reading of 56.4 in September from 55.9 in August. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situati...


Tech staffing comes out ahead on all fronts — Staffing Stream

October 9, 2014

It seems today’s tech labor market doesn’t follow the old adage of “what goes up, must come down,” writes Shravan Goli in The Staffing Stream. Goli, president of Dice.com, discusses the increased push for temporary tech staffing. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where is...


Supreme Court justices ask questions in staffing firm security case

October 8, 2014

The US Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments today in a case where staffing firm workers claim they are owed pay for waiting in security screening lines when leaving the warehouse of staffing client Amazon.com. It’s a case that could impact all companies with such security systems in place....


IT, engineering jobs post ‘modest’ growth in September

October 8, 2014

IT and engineering jobs rose in September, but the pace of growth was modest, the TechServe Alliance reported.US jobs in IT edged up 0.1 percent in September from August to a total of approximately 4.69 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. The number was up 3.6 percent on a year-over-yea...


IT staffing veteran takes on president/COO role at Thompson

October 8, 2014

Thompson Technologies, an Atlanta-based IT staffing services firm, appointed Amy Vasquez as its new president and chief operating officer. She replaced Tim Smith, who has served as president since 2007, effective Sept. 8.“The timing was right for Tim to step away from Thompson Technologies and sp...


Maxim Healthcare names chief experience officer

October 8, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., the fifth-largest US healthcare staffing firm, appointed Julie Judge as its first chief experience officer.The role is part of Maxim’s executive leadership team. Judge will lead the office of Maxim experience, providing vision and direction for the companywide...


Mastech taps VP, CIO

October 8, 2014

Pittsburgh-based information technology staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) hired Denis Deet as vice president of technology and chief information officer. Deet will lead the development of new technology-focused business practices and oversee the company’s internal systems enviro...


Tech roadblocks to good candidate experience listed

October 8, 2014

A nationwide CareerBuilder study released today found five major technology-related barriers that can kill a candidate's experience and a firm’s chances of landing great talent.“Technology can be your greatest ally or enemy when you’re interacting with job candidates,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice...


Survey: Accounting/finance, IT staffing set to increase in Q4

October 8, 2014

Human resources professionals and hiring managers in the accounting/finance and information technology sectors expect the pace of business growth to accelerate in the year ahead and plan to increase their hiring of accounting/finance and IT professionals as a result, according to the fourth-quart...