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People: Randstad US, Excelerate, Harvey Nash USA

June 2, 2010

Randstad US named Jim Link as managing director of human resources. Prior to Randstad US, Link most recently served as general manager of human resources at Porsche Cars North America for eight years. Before joining Porsche, Link was director of human resources at The Pillsbury Company for eight years....

Canadian staffing index falls three points

June 2, 2010

The Canadian staffing index fell three points in April to a reading of 79, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services reported today. However, the index is up from a reading of 70 in April 2009.

"This slight decline in April reflects the industry's normal seasonal decline of...

Mentor-protégé list and other research now online

June 1, 2010

A list of staffing firms willing to serve as mentors and other staffing firms willing to serve as protégés when pursuing contracts with large organizations such as the federal government is among the latest research released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members.

Other research includes...

Manufacturing expands in May, pace slows slightly

June 1, 2010

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in May, but at a slower rate than in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing purchasing managers' index released today.

In May, the index slipped to a level of 59.7 from 60.4 in April. However, a reading above 50 indicates manufacturing...

Survey: Professional hiring to rise in second half

June 1, 2010

More than half (52%) of employers and recruiters plan to hire more professionals in the second half of 2010 than in the first, and a quarter report salaries for new hires are rising, according to a survey by Dice Holdings Inc.

Among those hiring, 49% said that they would hire 10% more employees in the...

Survey: 78% of IT hiring managers to add staff

June 1, 2010

Some 78% of human resource managers and recruiters in the information technology sector plan to hire IT workers in the next six months, according to a survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. conducted for Technisource, a division of SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN).

Applications and infrastructure positions were...

Advantage Resourcing buys U.K. firm

May 28, 2010

Advantage Resourcing announced today it completed the acquisition of Atlan Resource Solutions, a U.K.-based firm that provides engineering and information technology staffing.

The buy includes all of Atlan's current operations with offices in Winchester, England; London; and Sale, England. It also includes...

Hawaii governor signs PEO law

May 28, 2010

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations reported this week that Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle signed Senate Bill 1026 requiring licensing and operation standards for PEOs.

Hawaiian PEOs must now register annually with the state and show compliance with labor laws as well as post a...

No Daily News on Monday

May 28, 2010

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not be published Monday, May 31, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, June 1.

People: Arcadia, Kelly, M Squared

May 28, 2010

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD) reported today that Stephen Goldsmith will resign from its board of directors. Goldsmith was appointed as deputy mayor of operations for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month. In the past, Goldsmith had also served as mayor of Indianapolis. Arcadia...