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Google tops list of college students’ most-desirable employers

September 23, 2014

Undergraduate students in business and engineering listed their most-desirable employers in a new survey released by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Top firms included Google and Microsoft.When asked about their employment preferences, “a creative and dynamic work environment” r...


Mexico indexes indicate economy to improve, but no increase in pace

September 23, 2014

Recent gains in both the leading economic index and the coincident economic index in Mexico suggest economic activity should continue to expand but the pace is unlikely to accelerate further in the near term, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index f...


More than half of recruitment involves Internet, study finds

September 23, 2014

Social media plays a crucial role in the process of sourcing and recruiting, according to Adecco Group’s new report, “#SocialRecruiting – Job Search, Digital Reputation and HR Practices in the Social Media Age.”The study found that in 2013, 53 percent all recruitment activity involved the Interne...


Quote of the week: California bill to expand staffing buyers’ liability

September 23, 2014

“This bill will increase litigation costs for all California employers by forcing disputes that should be resolved through arbitration to go to court,” said CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera in a Capitol Report video. “AB 2617 is a job killer, and we encourage you to ask the governor to...


Small businesses looking up, majority planning to hire, survey says

September 22, 2014

Small businesses expect to have a profitable second half of the year, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for September. The survey found 81 percent of small business owners expect to be profitable in the second half of the year, up from 77 percent in June. Optimism among...


Day labor operator pleads guilty to tax evasion in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2014

An operator of a day labor firm pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces up to five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Howard Ginting, 30, of Harrisburg, Penn., failed to pay $216,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.Ginting was the sole owner of Ginting Enterprises Inc.,...


Build a better talent pool with social media — Staffing Stream

September 22, 2014

Social media is easing the process of building a dedicated talent pipeline of candidates, writes Josh Tolan in The Staffing Stream. Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, discusses six unique ways to build a better talent pool using social media and a few outside-of-the-box approaches. To read the post, click...


Boyden adds Netherlands firm

September 22, 2014

Boyden Global Executive Search, headquartered in New York, announced NMC-Nijsse International’s Amsterdam office joined the company. The non-financial transaction closed today and the firm will transition to the Boyden Netherlands brand.NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse,...


Canadian staffing index suggests demand flat in August

September 22, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 112 in August, a decrease of 1 percent year over year from a reading of 113 in August 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis, rese...


Randstad fund invests in online employee referrals platform

September 22, 2014

Randstad Holding nv invested in online employee referrals platform RolePoint through its Randstad Innovation Fund. It is the third investment for the fund, which Randstad launched in March. Its other online investments included Gigwalk and Twago.“With RolePoint, companies circumvent time-consumin...