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Study finds supplemental nurses are cost-effective strategy

March 11, 2015

The modest use of temporary or contract nurses is a cost-efficient strategy during temporary periods of patient census swings or short-term shortages of permanent nurses at large US medical centers. This is according to a new study by researchers at the University of Rochester School of Nursing,...


Korn Ferry revenue up 7% in constant currency

March 10, 2015

Korn/Ferry International Inc.’s (NYSE: KFY) fee revenue rose 3.0% year over year, or 6.8% on a constant currency basis, to $249.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31.The Los Angeles-based firm reported fee revenue increases in Futurestep and leadership and talent consulting were par...


ManpowerGroup survey: US Q2 hiring to maintain pace

March 10, 2015

US employers expect to increase hiring in the second quarter, according to the second-quarter 2015 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).Among US employers surveyed, 22% expect an increase in staff levels and 4% expect to reduce workforce levels durin...


US job openings edge up in January but hiring falls

March 10, 2015

The number of US job openings in January edged up 2.5% from December to more than 4.9 million, the highest level of job openings since January 2001, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings increased for accommodation and food serv...


Changes on the horizon for government contractors – Staffing Industry Review

March 10, 2015

“A blizzard of activity from the Obama Administration is making 2015 the year of the government contractor,” says William Hays Weissman, a shareholder with the law firm Littler Mendelson, in a Staffing Industry Review magazine story. While some changes are not overly onerous, some will require su...


Index: Small business adds 15,000 jobs

March 10, 2015

Small businesses added 15,000 new jobs in February, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.07% increase from January and makes more than 910,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 108.4 hours in February, down 5...


Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring advice — staffing quote of the week

March 10, 2015

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” CNN Money quoted Mark Zuckerberg as saying during a Q&A session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. “I think this rule has served me pretty well.”


TriNet names chief technology officer, software development VP

March 9, 2015

TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET), the fourth-largest US professional employer organization, appointed Craig Flower as chief technology officer, a new position. The San Leandro, Calif.-based company also named Sateesh Chilukuri as VP of software development. Both appointments took effect March 2.Flo...


New TechHire initiative launched

March 9, 2015

President Obama today announced the launch of the TechHire initiative at a meeting of the National League of Cities. The multi-sector effort aims to provide Americans with the skills needed for well-paying jobs through universities and community colleges as well as nontraditional approaches like...


Staffing providers rank on list of ethical companies

March 9, 2015

Staffing providers Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) and Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) were named to the Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 world’s most ethical companies list. Manpower and Paychex were listed in the staffing and outsourcing category, marking the fifth consecutive year Manp...