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Blog: Deciphering social networks

April 20, 2010

"Foursquare" and "Farmville" are some of the newer social networking tools. Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' senior VP of marketing and interactive services, discusses these in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Contract watch: CDI

April 20, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced its CDI IT Solutions unit was chosen by Citrix Systems Inc. to serve as a prime vendor to provide information technology staffing.

The deal calls for CDI to provide both temporary IT staff and direct hire placements.

Citrix is an IT firm whose products include GoToMeeting...

Study: Minimum nurse staffing ratios help

April 20, 2010

A study on the impact of California's state-mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratios by University of Pennsylvania researchers found that there were lower mortality rates among patients and less burnout among nurses. The study also found that 40% of California nurses reported increased use of supplemental...

Get on buyers' shopping lists

April 20, 2010

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms -- also known as the buyers' shopping lists -- opened.

Staffing Industry Analysts compiles and publishes lists of staffing firms each year. The lists are based on this annual survey.

To go to the survey...

Adecco survey: Workers eye new jobs

April 20, 2010

U.S. workers are beginning to think about changing jobs -- particularly Generation Y workers, according to a survey released by Adecco Group North America.

The survey found that 30% of Gen-Y workers plan to seek a new job in 2010 compared to 14% at the end of 2008.

In addition, it found that 51% of...

Temp revenue to grow 8% in 2010 and 2011

April 19, 2010

Temporary staffing revenue will grow 8% in both 2010 and 2011, according to the latest staffing industry forecast released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members. The previous forecast for 2010 called for revenue growth of 7%; the 2011 forecast is new.

INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast:...

Office openings: CTS, QPS, Computer Merchant

April 19, 2010

CTS International Inc. and QPS announced new offices. The Computer Merchant Ltd. expanded its federal market headquarters.

CTS International Inc., a Seattle-based recruiting firm that works with Boeing Co., announced it opened a new office in North Charleston SC. The company said it will support hiring...

Partnerships: IQNavigator and Allegis

April 19, 2010

IQNavigator Inc., a vendor management system operator, announced a strategic partnership with Allegis Group Services, which provides managed service provider, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services.

"We believe the time has come for managed service providers and vendor management systems...

On Assignment buys The Cambridge Group

April 19, 2010

On Assignment Inc. (NASD: ASGN) acquired The Cambridge Group Ltd., a Westport CT-based physician, clinical/scientific and information technology staffing firm.

Terms of the deal include $5.5 million in cash and a two-year earn-out provision.

On Assignment President and CEO Peter Dameris said the acquisition...

Last chance to check your pulse

April 19, 2010

The Pulse Survey -- a monthly opportunity to benchmark your staffing firm's performance -- will close at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday.

To receive the 30-page report on the survey's findings, staffing firms' must participate in the survey. Those participating will also be entered into a raffle for...