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Leadership development opportunities in HR lacking, Korn Ferry survey finds

April 7, 2015

Leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field are less than glowing, according to a survey released today by executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY).The survey found nearly half of executives, 47%, said their organizations do not offer leaders...


Randstad Professionals names SVP of strategic sales

April 7, 2015

Randstad Professionals announced today Jennifer Gannon joined the company in March as senior VP of strategic sales, a newly created role within the firm. Randstad Professionals targets the finance and accounting, human resources, legal and sales and marketing sectors.Gannon most recently wor...


Canada’s employment minister on temporary foreign worker rule — staffing quote of the week

April 7, 2015

"Our policy is that Canadians should come first for Canadian jobs," Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre told CTV News Calgary in defense of a policy in which work permits expired Wednesday for thousands of temporary foreign workers who have been in the country for more than four years....


Washington staffing provider, buyer cited for safety violations

April 6, 2015

Staffing firm Smarttalent LLC of Kirkland, Wash., was fined $120,400 and cited for 19 serious safety violations, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced last week.Smarttalent LLC provides workers to Innovative Repairs LLC, of Fife, Wash., which services fuel tanks and co...


TEKsystems survey finds 42% of healthcare IT leaders to hire more temps

April 6, 2015

As more work is done to make the most of investments in business intelligence/big data, security, mobility and consumerization of IT/“bring your own device,” organizations will need to at least maintain their full-time and contingent workforces in order to cultivate efficiency and make progress,...


US employment index edges down

April 6, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index edged down in March to a reading of 127.65 from 127.77 in February. The March reading is up 5.6% from the same month a year ago.“The growth in the employment trends index slowed down in the first quarter of 2015,” said Gad Levanon, managing direct...


US non-manufacturing economic index decelerates in March

April 6, 2015

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly slower pace in February while employment growth edged up, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index fell in March to a reading of 56.5 from Feb...


Interpersonal, communication skills key coaching topics, Korn Ferry finds

April 6, 2015

Interpersonal and communication skills such as influence, listening and empathy are key coaching topics across all levels of leadership, according to a survey released today by executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY). Self-awareness, a topic identified in research as cruci...


Effort is the enemy — Staffing Stream

April 6, 2015

Hiring managers typically need that empty seat filled yesterday, yet they often wait until tomorrow or a series of tomorrows before that happens, writes Scott Wintrip in The Staffing Stream. Wintrip, president of the Wintrip Consulting Group and StaffingU, discusses how the staffing industry can...


US adds 11,400 temp jobs in March, but overall job growth slows

April 3, 2015

The US had 11,400 more temp jobs in March than February, an improvement over the month-over-month declines in January and February, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of temp jobs in February was also revised up by 6,300. In addition, the t...