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Annual staffing firm survey open

February 23, 2010

The annual survey of staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts is now open. The survey aims to deliver a better understanding of staffing strategies, trends and practices. The survey closes at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Feb. 25. To go to the survey, please click here.

Heidrick revenue down 19%, net income up

February 23, 2010

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported a year-over-year decline of 18.6% in fourth-quarter revenue while net income rose. The company estimated first quarter and full-year 2010 will bring revenue growth.

Heidrick posted fourth-quarter revenue of $109.9 million...

NATHO aims to streamline staffing data entry

February 23, 2010

The National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations launched a technology committee that will look into cutting the amount of time and money required for entering data.

The committee aims to develop a connectivity software standard so staffing firms won't have to manually enter candidate data...

Spherion changes name to SFN Group

February 23, 2010

Spherion Corp. (NYSE: SFN) changed its name to SFN Group. The company will continue to trade under the symbol SFN.

"The SFN Group name clearly defines each of our businesses under one unified company," said SFN Group President and CEO Roy Krause. "Our new name also more accurately reflects our evolution...

To soon to tell on new healthcare proposal

February 23, 2010

It's too soon to know whether President Barack Obama's healthcare reform proposal released Monday will gain traction, said Ed Lenz, senior VP of public affairs and general counsel of the American Staffing Association.

"I think it's a little premature to be making any predictions or assumptions about...

Accountants International gets new president

February 23, 2010

Randstad Professionals US named Stephen McMahan as president of its Accountants International and Human Resources International divisions.

McMahan comes to the Randstad divisions after serving as chief sales officer at Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC). McMahan has more than 30 years' experience in the staffing...

Employers may pay under new health proposal

February 22, 2010

President Barack Obama unveiled a proposal today for healthcare reform, and employers who don't offer health insurance could have to pay, according to an overview of the proposal. The New York Times reports Obama's proposal is similar to the Senate plan.

Employers with less than 50 employees would not...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

February 22, 2010

The Daily News represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. The latest research for corporate members includes an Insight on the best and worst U.S. industry job markets.

INSIGHT - Best and worst U.S. industry job markets
*Home healthcare and federal...

Impellam revenue slips, but swings to profit

February 22, 2010

Impellam Group PLC reported full-year 2009 revenue edged down 2.4% from 2008, but said profit rose.

The company announced 2009 revenue of GBP1.04 billion (US$1.66 billion) compared with GBP1.07 billion in 2008.

Impellam formed in 2008 as a result of the merger of The Corporate Services Group PLC and...

Contract watch: SMX

February 22, 2010

SMX, a staffing division of SeatonCorp, announced that Jabil will outsource its full-time and contingent labor requirements in Nogales, Mexico, to SMX. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Jabil provides electronics design, manufacture and product management services. It's traded on...