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Insperity revenue up 7%

February 10, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, reported revenue rose 7.0% in the fourth quarter to $595.9 million.The Houston-based company also announced plans to open five new sales offices in 2015, including new markets Philadelphia and Seattle and existing markets Chicago, Dallas and...


US job openings rise in December to highest level in 14 years

February 10, 2015

The number of US job openings in December rose 3.7% from November to more than 5.0 million, the highest level of job openings since January 2001, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.Job openings increased for healthcare and social assistanc...


Report finds 74% of North American recruiting firms to add staff in 2015

February 10, 2015

Recruiting firms report healthy hiring plans for 2015, according to Bullhorn’s annual North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, “Revving the Engine,” released today. Bullhorn Inc., a Boston-based staffing software provider, based the report on a survey of agency recruiting professiona...


DISYS appoints HR leader

February 10, 2015

Digital Intelligence Systems LLC appointed Laura Smith as vice president of global human resources, a new position within the McLean, Va.-based IT staffing and consulting firm. She is responsible for all human resources matters including culture change, employee engagement, consultant care, and g...


Confidence falls for IT workers but increases for engineering, healthcare workers

February 10, 2015

The Randstad Technologies Employee Confidence Index fell to a reading of 57.4 in the fourth quarter from a third-quarter reading of 61.7, the highest level ever recorded in the index’s nine-year history. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in...


Gallup CEO: Unemployment rate is “the big lie” — staffing quote of the week

February 10, 2015

“There's no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie,” Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton wrote in his blog.


VMS provider IQNavigator and Work Market form alliance

February 9, 2015

VMS provider IQNavigator and freelancer management system provider Work Market formed an alliance where IQNavigator’s customers have access to Work Market’s pool of freelancers.And while last year VMS provider Beeline acquired online staffing firm OnForce, the teaming up of VMS and freelancer man...


PEO AlphaStaff elects president and CEO

February 9, 2015

AlphaStaff, the sixth-largest PEO firm in the US, elected Kyle Kelly as president and CEO. Kelly also joins the firm’s board of directors.Kelly has been with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based AlphaStaff for more than 15 years, including as president of AlphaStaff MGA, an AlphaStaff insurance brokerage...


Merit Resource Group appoints HR association exec as CEO

February 9, 2015

Merit Resource Group, a staffing and consulting firm targeting the human resources sector, hired Danika Davis as CEO, a newly created position within the company. Davis who starts the position today, will lead daily operations of the company as well as identify areas for business expansion.Davis...


US employment index signals strong job growth through mid-year

February 9, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in January to a reading of 127.86, up from December’s downwardly revised reading of 127.17. The January reading is up 7.6% from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index suggests that strong job growth is likely to continue...