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IT jobs up 0.1% in US, TechServe Alliance reports

December 15, 2014

The number of IT and engineering jobs in the US rose in November compared to October, the TechServe Alliance reported.IT jobs rose 0.1 percent sequentially in November to a total of approximately 4.70 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. The number was up 3.3 percent on a year-over-year...


Mexico Q1 hiring to remain steady, ManpowerGroup survey finds

December 15, 2014

A survey by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) found 14 percent of employers in Mexico plan to increase staff and 4 percent plan to make reductions — the net employment outlook on a seasonally adjusted basis is 12 percent. Although the forecast indicates the hiring pace will remain steady through the...


Retaining staff should be high on your Christmas list — Staffing Stream

December 15, 2014

In the midst of the parties and presents, time off and trimmings, the most valuable (yet unacknowledged) gift a leader can “receive” is to retain their engaged, knowledgeable team members, writes Leigh Ann Pagnard in a new Staffing Stream post. Pagnard, founder and president of Crescendo and a st...


Microsoft gets temp foreign worker exemption in Canada — Web

December 15, 2014

The CBC announced Microsoft received an exemption to the rules governing bringing in of temporary foreign workers to Canada for a new human resources development center in British Columbia. The temporary foreign worker program has been a contentious issue, and some question the move to allow this...


General Employment buys firm, names former MPS leader as CEO

December 12, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, agreed to acquire Scribe Solutions Inc. In addition, Scribe Chairman and CEO Derek Dewan will take over the chairman and CEO roles at General Employment. Dewan at one time served as chairman an...


Three-fourths of HR pros use job analysis data for recruitment

December 12, 2014

Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of organizations use information collected through job analysis activities for recruitment purposes including job listings, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.Job analysis, the process of examining and analyzing the criteria neede...


Employment services price index rises

December 12, 2014

The US producer price index for employment services rose 1.6 percent in November compared to the same month a year ago to a level of 106.5, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that was not seasonally adjusted. The employment services industry includes employment...


Temp engagement: ‘We can’t differentiate the blended workforce’

December 12, 2014

The human resources VP of a Michigan hospital system stressed the need to keep the contingent workforce engaged to help get the most from them during a presentation Thursday at the Human Capital Institute’s 2014 Talent Acquisition Innovation Forum in San Francisco.“We can’t differentiate the blen...


Ontario to lead provincial economic growth in 2015

December 12, 2014

Canada’s real gross domestic product will grow 2.7 percent in 2015, according to the Provincial Outlook report released today by RBC Economics. RBC is forecasting real GDP growth of 2.5 percent in 2014, 2.7 percent in 2015 and 2.1 percent in 2016.All provincial economies are expected to grow in 2...


People: MedSys, Dice, Lucas, Gatti, MRI, Taylor

December 12, 2014

MedSys Group, a healthcare IT consulting firm and staffing provider based in Plano, Texas, appointed Steven Heck as chairman, effective Jan. 1. He replaces Luther Nussbaum, who led the board since 2012 and will remain on the board as chairman of the audit and compensation committees. Heck has ser...