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Study finds workers want more paid time off, better benefits in 2015

March 11, 2015

As the focus on employee recruitment and retention sharpens in a recovering economy, many executives may be undervaluing a perk their workforce wants most, suggests new research from Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).When asked which workplace perk they think t...


Mexico Q2 hiring rate to remain stable, ManpowerGroup survey finds

March 11, 2015

A survey by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) found 16% of employers in Mexico plan to increase staff and 4% plan to make reductions, yielding a net employment outlook of 11% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The forecast indicates hiring prospects are relatively stable when compared with the previous...


Study finds supplemental nurses are cost-effective strategy

March 11, 2015

The modest use of temporary or contract nurses is a cost-efficient strategy during temporary periods of patient census swings or short-term shortages of permanent nurses at large US medical centers. This is according to a new study by researchers at the University of Rochester School of Nursing,...


Korn Ferry revenue up 7% in constant currency

March 10, 2015

Korn/Ferry International Inc.’s (NYSE: KFY) fee revenue rose 3.0% year over year, or 6.8% on a constant currency basis, to $249.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31.The Los Angeles-based firm reported fee revenue increases in Futurestep and leadership and talent consulting were par...


ManpowerGroup survey: US Q2 hiring to maintain pace

March 10, 2015

US employers expect to increase hiring in the second quarter, according to the second-quarter 2015 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).Among US employers surveyed, 22% expect an increase in staff levels and 4% expect to reduce workforce levels durin...


US job openings edge up in January but hiring falls

March 10, 2015

The number of US job openings in January edged up 2.5% from December to more than 4.9 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 accommodation and food serv...


Changes on the horizon for government contractors – Staffing Industry Review

March 10, 2015

“A blizzard of activity from the Obama Administration is making 2015 the year of the government contractor,” says William Hays Weissman, a shareholder with the law firm Littler Mendelson, in a Staffing Industry Review magazine story. While some changes are not overly onerous, some will require su...


Index: Small business adds 15,000 jobs

March 10, 2015

Small businesses added 15,000 new jobs in February, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.07% increase from January and makes more than 910,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 108.4 hours in February, down 5...


Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring advice — staffing quote of the week

March 10, 2015

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” CNN Money quoted Mark Zuckerberg as saying during a Q&A session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. “I think this rule has served me pretty well.”


TriNet names chief technology officer, software development VP

March 9, 2015

TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET), the fourth-largest US professional employer organization, appointed Craig Flower as chief technology officer, a new position. The San Leandro, Calif.-based company also named Sateesh Chilukuri as VP of software development. Both appointments took effect March 2.Flo...