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Budget percentage allocated to IT outsourcing edges down

September 10, 2014

IT outsourcing budgets as a percentage of the total IT budget edged down this year, according to Computer Economics’ report, IT Outsourcing Statistics 2014/2015.Spending on outsourcing is averaging 10.2 percent of total IT spending this year, down slightly from 10.6 percent in 2013 and a more sig...


Promote a symbiotic relationship with your customers

September 10, 2014

Contingent workforce managers and programs invariably need to rely on vendors for temporary hiring needs, which makes for a symbiotic relationship. Contingent workforce manager Peggy O'Neill recommends some “dos and don’ts” for vendors to consider in their engagement with clients an article in St...


Korn Ferry revenue up 10%

September 9, 2014

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) fee revenue rose 10.0 percent year over year, or 8.9 percent on a constant currency basis, to $251.2 million in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31.The Los Angeles-based executive search firm reported the overall fee revenue increase was driven by fee...


US job openings flat

September 9, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in July was flat compared to June at 4.7 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 — was also unchanged at 3.3 percent in...


ManpowerGroup survey: US Q4 hiring sustains momentum

September 9, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the fourth quarter, according to the fourth-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). This is the strongest net employment outlook since the first quarter of 2008.Among U.S. employers surveyed, 19...


Canada: Conroy Ross Partners expands executive search footprint

September 9, 2014

Conroy Ross Partners, a retained search and consulting firm, announced an agreement with eastern-based firm Optimum Talent Executive Search to integrate Optimum’s executive search division into the Conroy Ross brand. Optimum also provides a suite of human resources and executive consultant servic...


Odgers Berndtson forms advisory board

September 9, 2014

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson formed a leadership advisory board and named its first members. Additional members will be named over the course of the year.The initial advisory board members are Edward Mathias, a managing director of The Carlyle Group; General George W. Casey (U.S. Army,...


Quote of the week: Canada’s temporary foreign worker program permanently axed for some businesses

September 9, 2014

“We were hopeful that the government would really look at the statistics and the facts. That hope was dashed,” The Burnside News quoted Jennifer English, a senior policy analyst with the Nova Scotia Canadian Federation of Independent Business, as saying in a story about changes to Canada’s tempor...


Syntel names head of North American sales

September 8, 2014

Information technology service provider Syntel Inc. (NASD: SYNT) appointed Christopher Mason as head of North America sales, effective today.Mason will lead Syntel's business development efforts, develop strategies for driving growth within the company’s strategic client accounts, and work to ide...


Adecco, Randstad top list of largest Canadian staffing firms

September 8, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released its list of the largest staffing and talent engagement firms in Canada. The annual list includes 21 staffing firms with C$50 million or more in Canadian revenue in 2013.Combined, these firms generated C$4.5 billion in Canadian staffing and talent engagement rev...