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RPO provider Cielo names leader for Latin America operations

June 17, 2015

RPO provider Cielo announced Christian Scandella will join its leadership team as senior VP for Latin America.Based in Argentina, Scandella for the last six years built the RPO practice for IBM/Kenexa in Latin America.“Businesses entering or growing in Latin America have the opportunity to adopt...


OFCCP files discrimination lawsuit against Baltimore staffing agency

June 17, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs filed a lawsuit alleging WMS Solutions LLC, a Baltimore staffing agency for federal contractors, harassed and discriminated against Hispanic construction laborers. The suit also alleges the company discriminated against n...


Staffing firm’s OSHA settlement held as example

June 17, 2015

A Massachusetts staffing firm cited last year for a safety issue has now agreed to enhanced workplace safety and protections as part of a settlement with OSHA, and agency executives are holding it up as a case in point for other staffing providers.“This is an example of what suppliers of temporar...


CIO and CTO jobs top list of highest tech salaries

June 17, 2015

Chief information officers and chief technical officers top this year’s list of highest-paid technology professionals, according to the annual technology salary guide released by Mondo, a New York-based IT and digital marketing staffing provider. CIOs and CTOs also saw the largest salary increase...


Global Power 50 list of top women in staffing nominations due

June 17, 2015

A Global Power 50 list of the most powerful women in staffing is being complied by Staffing Industry Analysts, and nominations are due today.The list will appear in an upcoming issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.The list is a first for Staffing Industry Analysts and is being done in addit...


Companies’ median usage of non-employed workers is 16%, report says; for some it's half

June 16, 2015

A joint report from Staffing Industry Analysts and ERE Media noted the median usage of non-employed workers by companies is 16%, but for the heaviest users nearly half their talent comes from non-employed workers. The report “Total Talent Management – Towards an Integrated Strategy...


Feds investigating IT firms for alleged H-1B abuse

June 16, 2015

The US Department of Labor is investigating IT services firms Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY) and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., over alleged abuses of the H-1B visa program, according to an announcement by US Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.“We’re pleased to hear that the Labor...


Mastech closes acquisition of Hudson’s IT staffing business in US

June 16, 2015

Pittsburgh-based IT staffing firm Mastech Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) completed its acquisition of Hudson Global Inc.’s (NASD: HSON) US IT staffing business.Hudson, a New York-based staffing provider, announced the sale last month.The financial terms of the acquisition included a $17 million ca...


Russell indexes to include Volt

June 16, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) will join the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its US and global equity indexes June 26, the company announced today. Volt will be added to the Russell Global Index, the Russell 3000 index and the Russell microcap index.Th...


Culture, brand are top recruiting advantages, survey finds

June 16, 2015

Organizational culture and employer brand are top competitive advantages when recruiting talent, according to a global executive survey by Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY).The survey found 63% of respondents said organizational culture is the top recruiting advantage for global or...