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Office openings: Spencer Stuart, McGrath

June 28, 2010

U.S.-based executive search firm Spencer Stuart is opening a global technology and knowledge center in Dublin, Ireland, the Irish minister for enterprise, trade and innovation announced Friday.

Spencer Stuart will create 100 information technology jobs at the site over the next five years. The location...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 28, 2010

New research now available to Staffing Industry Analysts corporate members includes an update on growth in the outplacement business and a webinar covering statement-of-work management.

INSIGHT - Outplacement growth update
*Big players report revenue down
*Strengthening economy a negative for this...

USG People replacing CEO

June 28, 2010

USG People NV, one of the world's largest staffing firms, announced CEO Herman van Campenhout will leave effective July 1. Van Campenhout had come on board earlier this year with an effective start date of March 1.

"Regrettably, in the past few months it has become apparent to both Herman van Campenhout...

People: Staffing pioneer dies

June 28, 2010

Barry Wright Sr., founder of Temporaries Inc., died May 29 at age 76, according to The Washington Post and the American Staffing Association. Temporaries Inc. was a national temporary help service and was known for offering benefits such as health insurance, vacation pay and credit union membership...

Blog: Social media marketing

June 25, 2010

Social media ranked among the highest bang-to-buck marketing tactics for staffing firms. Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi writes more about social media and how to learn more about it in The Contingent Blog.

For the full blog, click here.

General Employment gets delisting warning

June 25, 2010

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (AMEX: JOB) reported this week it received warning it could face delisting.

The company said a letter from NYSE Amex LLC reported the company was out of compliance with listing requirements. Reasons cited included stockholders' equity of less than $2.0 million and...

Feds lower GDP growth estimate for Q1

June 25, 2010

Estimated first-quarter growth in U.S. real gross domestic product was lowered further in a new estimate released today.

The U.S. Commerce Department reported real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.7%, according to a third estimate announced today. That's down from the second estimate of 3.0% released...

Earnings: Paychex Inc.

June 25, 2010

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a Rochester NY-based payroll processing firm that also provides PEO services, reported earlier this week that revenue rose 6.2% year-over-year in its human resource services segment to $141.2 million during its fiscal fourth quarter that ended May 31.

Paychex's human resources...

LTN Staffing buys Dallas firm

June 24, 2010

LTN Staffing LLC acquired BG Personnel, a Dallas-based firm that provides staffing services to the multi-family property management industry.

Personnel provided by BG include property managers, assistant managers, bookkeepers, leasing consultants and maintenance personnel among others.

Growth Capital...

Study: Longer-time temps can boost margins

June 24, 2010

Staffing firms can charge more and improve margins when placing workers with whom they have longer term relationships, according to research announced by the London Business School.

Longer relationships can allow a staffing firm to know more about its workers. A firm can then use that knowledge to...