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Blog: Have you been to Starbucks lately?

July 21, 2010

Could coffee houses prove fertile grounds for recruitment? Hinda Chalew, senior VP of marketing and interactive services at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses the concept in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

People: Korn/Ferry, Arcus

July 21, 2010

Futurestep, a division of Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY), appointed Kelly Cartwright as VP and general manager of The Newman Group, a provider of talent management consulting. Cartwright previously served as VP of marketing and business development strategy at Futurestep. Korn/Ferry...

Manpower revenue rises 21%

July 21, 2010

Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) second-quarter revenue rose 20.9% from the year-ago quarter to $4.59 billion. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Joerres said staffing buyers are still adding temporary workers, and the company estimated third-quarter revenue would rise 13% to 15%. "The improving secular trend...

Resources Connection revenue up 1.4%

July 21, 2010

Revenue rose 1.4% at Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) to $133.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 29, 2010 from the same quarter a year ago. The Irvine CA-based company provides finance and accounting, information technology and legal personnel through its Resources Global Pr...

There's still time to take staffing's pulse

July 20, 2010

For staffing executives interested in the latest staffing trends, there's still time to take part in the Staffing Industry Monthly Pulse Survey. The survey provides a snapshot of the staffing industry, but results are only available to those who respond to the survey. The deadline to take part...

Pasona revenue falls 16%

July 20, 2010

Pasona Group Inc., a Tokyo-based staffing firm, reported revenue fell 16.1% to 183.52 billion yen (US$2.01 billion) in its fiscal year ended May 31, 2010. Revenue in its temporary staffing/contracting, placement/recruiting segment fell 21.4% to 155.10 billion yen (US$1.70 billion). However, out...

Nevada again posts highest jobless rate

July 20, 2010

Nevada registered the highest jobless rate among all states in June at 14.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was the second month in a row Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among states. Michigan recorded the second-highest jobless rate among states in June at...

Legs and Reg Advisor July issue now online

July 20, 2010

A court rules an employer won't have to bump temporary workers in order to accommodate a traditionally-hired worker with a disability. Meanwhile, an IRS official discusses audits to uncover workers misclassification and tougher legislation on misclassification. These stories and more are in the...

Technisource IT confidence index up 6.6 points

July 20, 2010

The information technology employee confidence index released by IT staffing provider Technisource rose 6.6 points in the second quarter to a reading of 58.2. In the second quarter, 38% of technology workers said they believe the economy is getting strong, up from 32% in the first-quarter surve...

Survey: 39% to add staff in next six months

July 19, 2010

Thirty-nine percent of firms will add staff in the next six months -- the highest percentage since January 2008, according to a survey by the National Association of Business Economics. In addition, survey responses pointed to continued economic growth in 2010 but at a slower rate than first es...