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Hudson revenue rises in Q3, net loss widens

November 10, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) reported revenue rose 7.2 percent in the third quarter to $149.3 million. Revenue from continuing operations rose 4.3 percent in constant currency.However, net loss at the New York-based professional staffing firm increased to $7.0 million from a net loss of $5.0 m...


Impellam director steps down; acquisition completed

November 10, 2014

UK-based Impellam Group plc reported non-executive director Eileen Kelliher stepped from the board, effective immediately, to pursue other business interests. Separately, the company announced it completed the acquisition of Lorien Limited.Impellam ranks No. 47 among the largest providers of staf...


Employment index indicates ‘solid’ job growth

November 10, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in October to a reading of 123.09, up from September’s upwardly revised reading of 121.91. The October reading is up 7.7 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index continues to increase rapidly, with all eight co...


Identifying candidate priorities to make a great fit — Staffing Stream

November 10, 2014

Identifying priorities on the front end of the recruiting process can save a considerable amount of time and heartache for both candidates and clients, writes Nick Cumberland in The Staffing Stream. Cumberland, a senior recruiter with MedSys Group, discusses how a good recruiter can help. To read...


Temp jobs year-over-year growth ticks up, penetration rate at new high

November 7, 2014

The number of US temporary help services jobs rose by 8.79 percent year over year in October — the fastest year-over-year growth rate since April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the temporary penetration rate reached another new high...


Ontario OKs bill without controversial staffing buyer language

November 7, 2014

The Ontario Legislature approved Bill 18 this week, but without wording that would have made staffing firm client employers responsible for paying accident costs if a temporary worker suffered injuries. The removal came after the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services st...


ZeroChaos acquires Florida-based healthcare staffing operation

November 7, 2014

ZeroChaos acquired the staffing business of Incepture, a healthcare staffing and print services affiliate of Jacksonville-based GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp., the parent company of Florida Blue.ZeroChaos, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., provides VMS and MSP services as well as independent contra...


Canadian employment up 43,000, jobless rate lowest since 2008

November 7, 2014

Canada added approximately 43,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.5 percent — the lowest since November 2008, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 26,500 and the number of part-time jobs rose...


Staffing funder’s employee faces charges — Web

November 7, 2014

The News & Observer newspaper in North Carolina reports a worker is suspected of embezzling more than $275,000 from a company that provides funding for staffing firms. For the story, click here.


People: Seven Step, RiseSmart, Heidrick and more

November 7, 2014

Seven Step RPO, a Boston-based recruitment process outsourcing firm, announced Amy Bush joined the company as VP, global client services. Bush most recently held senior leadership roles at London-based RPO firm Alexander Mann Solutions.Outplacement provider RiseSmart named Hanif Ismail as vice pr...