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People: Allegis, General Employment, PrideStaff and more

May 29, 2015

Executive search firm Allegis Partners, part of Allegis Group, added Mark Streifer as managing director in its human resources executive search and advisory practice. He most recently was VP of talent acquisition and planning with Covidien PLC. Streifer will be based in the firm’s Boston office.G...


Jackson names former VMS provider exec to advisory board

May 29, 2015

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest US healthcare staffing firm, named John Bardis to its board of advisors. Bardis is the founder and former CEO of MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS), which provides a vendor management system in the healthcare space.Bardis stepped down as CEO in February of this year...


Median cost of workers’ comp claims jumps after two weeks

May 29, 2015

The median cost of workers’ comp claims reported two weeks after an accident is significantly lower than claims reported after that period, according to a report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance.Otherwise, the report found median claim costs rose 35% when reported in the third we...


Denver firm acquires IT staffing provider

May 29, 2015

Managed IT services provider machineLOGIC, headquartered in the greater Denver area, acquired The Hiring Insiders, an IT-focused talent services firm based in Castle Rock, Colo. The acquisition adds staffing services to machineLOGIC’s offerings in managed services and cloud computing practices.Th...


Labor SMART rejects acquisition deal, default notice in dispute

May 28, 2015

Labor SMART Inc. (OTCBB: LTNC) announced today it rejected an offer by Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI) to purchase the company.“After careful consideration it has been determined that the offer does not represent a fair value of the company’s assets nor a reasonable multiple of the $1.5-$2 mill...


Texas area, Detroit generate most jobs above living wage

May 28, 2015

The Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, area ranked as the top job market in terms of the creation rate of new jobs that pay above a living wage, according to research by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists. The research found 65.9% of jobs added in Beaumont-Port Arthur area between 2010 and...


IT departments have gaps when it comes to preparing for millennials

May 28, 2015

Companies whose IT infrastructures don’t support the needs of millennials — people born between 1980 and 2000 — could find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to hiring new talent, according to research released by Randstad and IDG Research Services, which surveyed IT managers across a ran...


Sawmill operator cited in amputation of temporary worker’s arm

May 28, 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a willful violation to Cordele, Ga.-based Griffin Lumber & Hardware for failing to ensure workers were protected from an unguarded sprocket and chain following a January incident involving a 29-year-old temporary worker at a local sa...


Workplace etiquette: Opposing views

May 28, 2015

Managers view etiquette problems differently than employees do, according to a survey released today by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).CFOs ranked being distracted during meetings as the most common civility culprit, cited by 27% of CFOs. Workers, on the oth...


Jobless claims average rises

May 28, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 5,000 last week to a total of 271,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...