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RPO firm adds former Uber exec as executive VP

October 14, 2015

Recruitment process outsourcing provider WilsonHCG added Jesper Bendtsen to its executive team as executive VP of global strategy. Bendtsen most recently was head of global recruiting for Uber. Before that, he was VP of global go-to-market recruiting for salesforce.com. Bendtsen has also served as a...

Either gender not advantage in staffing industry

October 14, 2015

The overwhelming majority of North American staffing company executives — both male and female — feel their gender is neither an advantage nor disadvantage in the working world generally, in the staffing industry in particular, or in their own company, according to a survey recently released by Staffing...

Mexico’s economic growth unlikely to improve this year, indexes say

October 14, 2015

Economic activity is unlikely to improve in Mexico this year, according to The Conference Board.

The Conference Board’s leading economic index for Mexico fell sharply in August for the fifth consecutive month. As a result, the six-month change in the leading economic index remains negative, although...

Gen Z are optimistic, fascinated by entrepreneurship

October 14, 2015

The next wave of digital natives are optimistic about the future and fascinated by entrepreneurship, according to the report, “Generation Z Grows Up,” released today by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Generation Z comprises 25% of the US population and the first wave on Gen Z will...

Even most non-techies drawn to tech jobs, Robert Half says

October 14, 2015

Most people find technology careers attractive, according to a survey released today by Robert Half Technology, the IT staffing division of professional staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Three-quarters of non-IT professionals polled said the technology field holds appeal for them....

Union deal lets Fiat Chrysler double temp use — Web

October 14, 2015

Bloomberg reports Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV can double its use of lower-paid temporary staffers under a new labor agreement being voted on by the United Auto Workers union. Savings from that concession helps offset big raises given to almost half of the company’s unionized US hourly employees.

Monster sells remaining stake in Korean job board for $85 million

October 13, 2015

Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) agreed to sell its 50.01% ownership position in its South Korean operation, JobKorea, to H&Q Korea for approximately $85 million. The transaction is expected to close this month.

Monster acquired JobKorea.co.kr in 2005 for about $94 million in cash. H&Q...

Page Group North America gross profit rises 18%

October 13, 2015

Michael Page International Plc, a London-based professional staffing firm, reported third-quarter gross profit in its North America unit rose 18% year over year on a constant currency basis. The firm cited a record quarter for the US, with strong performance from the company’s New York office. North...

P2P Staffing revenue rises 35% in Q3

October 13, 2015

P2P Staffing Corp., a professional staffing company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., reported third-quarter revenue rose 35.0% year over year to $53.6 million from $39.7 million in the third quarter of last year.

The privately held company forecasts full-year 2015 revenue in the $190 million to $200 million...

US is tech leader, according to Modis survey

October 13, 2015

Most Americans, 60.9%, agree that the US is a global technology leader, according to a tech perceptions survey released today by Modis, an information technology staffing division of Adecco SA. And among respondents who agreed that the US is a global tech leader, almost 80% said this leadership will...