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Blog: Your biggest missed opportunity?

April 7, 2014

If you ask your employees to name the top “missed opportunity” at your staffing firm, there’s a good chance that the answer from both management and other staff would be training, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. To read the blog, click here.

US temp job gains accelerate, penetration rate at high

April 4, 2014

Year-over-year growth in temporary employment services jobs jumped in March. The U.S. added 28,500 temp jobs in March, up 9.6 percent from the same month last year — the biggest year-over-year increase since July 2012, according to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Canada adds 42,900 jobs in March

April 4, 2014

Canada added 42,900 jobs in March, driven by gains among youths, to a total of approximately 17.83 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 12,800 and the number of part-time jobs rose by 30,100.Statistics Canada r...

House OKs bill raising ACA definition of full time

April 4, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the “Saving American Workers” Act, H.R. 2575, on Thursday. The legislation would repeal the 30-hour definition of full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act and change it to a 40-hour definition. It was approved by the House in a 248-179 vote.How...

TriNet says Boston leads tech hiring

April 4, 2014

The strong trend in hiring for the U.S. tech sector continued in March with net job growth at 1.47 percent, significantly higher than February’s 0.92 percent net job growth, according to TriNet’s SMBeat report.The Boston Metro area had another strong month with net job growth of 3.22 percent in M...

People: Accountable, PrincetonOne, IQNavigator, Q Analysts and more

April 4, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Accountable, PrincetonOne, IQNavigator, Q Analysts, Vaco Raleigh, Odgers Berndtson and Heidrick & Struggles.Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc., a Boca...

Blog: Life after SAP’s acquisition of Fieldglass

April 4, 2014

What does the acquisition of Fieldglass by business software giant SAP mean for us in the industry? James Waite, director, contingent workforce strategies & research, Europe, discusses impact of the planned acquisition in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.

Resources Connection revenue down 4%, to reduce headcount in Q4

April 3, 2014

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue fell 3.8 percent year over year (3.4 percent on a constant dollar basis) to $132.7 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 22. The Irvine, Calif.-based company’s operating subsidiary is Resources Global Professionals. It provides prof...

Online staffing firm, compliance provider partner in unique deal

April 3, 2014

Online staffing platform OnForce and independent contractor compliance/payrolling provider ICon announced a partnership this week. The deal will allow staffing users to engage, manage and pay their private network of freelance workers while making sure they are compliant with state and federal re...

Forecast finds 33% of US employers to hire temps in Q2

April 3, 2014

A survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals found that 33 percent plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the second quarter, relatively unchanged from the 32 percent who said they planned to hire temporary and contract staff in the same quarter of last year, according to Car...