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AESC: Boards targeting sector-specific candidates

June 11, 2014

Changes in the business environment made it more difficult for search committees to build a board with the right skills, according to the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ 2014 BlueSteps Board Director Career Survey.Demand is increasing for board director candidates with sector-specifi...

Outlook for restaurant job growth hits two-year high

June 11, 2014

The outlook for continued restaurant job growth is increasingly optimistic, according to the National Restaurant Association’s May 2014 Tracking Survey. Twenty-five percent of restaurant operators said they expect to employ more people in six months than they did during the same period in the pre...

US job openings up

June 10, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in April rose 6.9 percent from March to 4.5 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — rose to 3.1 percent in April from...

Honesty is best policy for attracting US workers, Randstad survey finds

June 10, 2014

A company's ability to attract talent may hinge not only on its job offer, but also on its personality, according to a 2014 employer branding study released today by Randstad US. Honesty ranked as the top personality trait candidates look for when choosing an employer.The study found 78 percent o...

Staffing firm to pay $121,400, debarred from H-1B program

June 10, 2014

Access Therapies, an Indianapolis-based staffing firm, must pay $121,400 in penalties and was debarred from the H-1B temporary worker visa program for one year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday.The company misrepresented facts on its application when petitioning for and employing H-1...

Select names chief legal officer

June 10, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, added Paul Galleberg to its senior executive management team as senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective June 2. This is a newly created position within the firm.Galleberg most recently was vice presiden...

ManpowerGroup survey: US Q3 2014 hiring trends up

June 10, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the third quarter, according to the third-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). This is the strongest net employment outlook since the second quarter of 2008, and anticipated staff reductions r...

Quote of the week: Job quality

June 10, 2014

“The Fed can begin to dial back their obsession with the top-line payroll number and instead focus on the quality of jobs created, who is working and growth in income,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Steve Blitz, chief economist at ITG Investment Research, as saying in an story about job growth....

Blog: Learning the temp lesson

June 10, 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the motives behind the temporary staffing boom in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.

Tennessee staffing company invests in executive search firm

June 9, 2014

Vaco, a Nashville, Tenn.-based staffing firm targeting the accounting, financial, IT and administrative professionals, acquired 50 percent of healthcare executive search firm Focus Search Partners.The transaction closed April 4; terms were not disclosed. All members of Focus Search will continue...