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Temp-hiring plans edge up in second half, survey says

July 10, 2014

A survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals found 33 percent plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the second half of 2014, according to CareerBuilder’s new mid-year 2014 U.S. job forecast. That’s up from the 31 percent who said the same in a separate survey for the second...


Job seekers rank fulfillment above cool offices

July 10, 2014

Job seekers are most excited by the opportunity to work in an industry they are passionate about, or the opportunity to work with people they professionally admire, according to an international survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). Only 3 percent selected “innovative office design.”“Job...


Private equity invests $25 million in software provider erecruit

July 10, 2014

erecruit Holdings LLC, a provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, received a $25 million minority investment from private equity firm North Bridge Growth Equity.The growth funding, which is the first institutional investment in Boston-based erecruit, will be used for additional team me...


US jobless claims average falls by 3,500

July 10, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,500 in the week ended July 5 to 311,500 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 315,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


How to best prep a candidate for an interview — The Staffing Stream

July 10, 2014

Now that you’ve secured an interview for a candidate with your client, it’s time to prep them for the face-to-face encounter to capitalize on this opportunity. Michael Eisenstadt, managing partner and founder of Michael Greg Search Group Inc., discusses some of the best practices on candidate pre...


Web: Temp hemp enthusiast claims agency fired him

July 10, 2014

The Associated Press reports a temporary agency worker who waited in line overnight to be the first customer at Spokane’s first legal marijuana shop claims he was fired. For the story, click here.


List ranks largest US staffing firms; here are top five

July 9, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts today released its list of largest U.S. staffing firms, which included 124 staffing firms with U.S. staffing and talent engagement revenue of more than $100 million.The five largest firms in the U.S. by 2013 staffing and talent engagement revenue are: Allegis Group, $...


Finding qualified workers remains challenge, new survey says

July 9, 2014

It is still difficult for employers to fill open positions, despite high unemployment, according to survey results from Express Employment Professionals. Eighty-three percent of Express franchises said it was “somewhat difficult” or “very difficult” to recruit and fill positions, up from 78 perce...


CEO confidence slips in Q2

July 9, 2014

CEO confidence edged down in the second quarter after posting an increase in the first quarter. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence fell to a level of 62 in the second quarter from 63 in the first quarter.“CEOs are slightly less confident than in Q1, as both their a...


Hay Group says US base salaries to rise median 3%

July 9, 2014

U.S. employees can expect a median base salary increase of 3.0 percent in 2015, according to research released by consulting firm Hay Group. After factoring in annualized consumer price index growth at 2.1 percent, the resulting base pay movement for 2015 is expected to be a net gain of 0.9 perce...