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The ABCs of staffing

December 17, 2008

The staffing industry has plenty of acronyms — BPO, HRO, VOP and MSP among others. Noël Calvi, senior research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes about keeping track of those acronyms and other industry terms in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Survey - Retention tops list of staffing worries

December 17, 2008

Keeping good employees was the greatest staffing concern for 39% of senior executives in a survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Recruitment ranked next at 22%, despite the economy. "Many firms are operating with lean teams in which every staff member plays a key role in the busin...

Latest Staffing Industry Report released

December 17, 2008

The December issue of the Staffing Industry Report newsletter is now available in PDF format. To download a copy, click here. Top stories from this month's issue include: *Top staffing stories of the year*More than half of buyers use a VMS, percentage to rise*Gross margins down at largest staffin...

Randstad names new U.S. executive

December 17, 2008

Randstad Holding NV named Daniel Foley as president of Randstad Professionals U.S. Foley will oversee the company's professional staffing segments, including information technology, engineering, finance and accounting, human resources, healthcare and life sciences, legal and managed services. Fol...

Real earnings rise 2.3%

December 16, 2008

Real average weekly earnings rose 2.3% in November from October, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase stemmed from a 0.4% increase in average hourly earnings and a 2.1% decrease in the consumer price index for urban...

MRINetwork - Workers still look to change jobs

December 16, 2008

Workers are just as interested in changing jobs now as they were two years ago despite the slower economy, according to MRINetwork, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based staffing and technical services company CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). MRINetwork said 15% of workers look for other opportunities as soon...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 16, 2008

INSIGHT - Staffing's hottest (and coldest) metros update*Hottest markets: St. Louis MO, Baltimore-Towson MD, San Antonio TX*Weakest markets: Detroit-Livonia MI, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ, Wichita KS*Only seven percent of metros seeing accelerating growth

Staffing firm honors

December 16, 2008

Adecco North America, CHG Healthcare Services Inc., Apex Systems Inc. and SkillStorm are among staffing firms that recently received honors: Adecco North America, part of the Adecco SA, received the 2008 supplier of excellence award from Alcon Inc. Adecco was among four winners of the award. Alco...

Office openings - Accounting Principals

December 16, 2008

Accounting Principals, an accounting and finance staffing firm, announced it will open a new office in Oklahoma City on Jan. 5. Kimberly Nation, currently managing director of the company's Tulsa OK office, will lead the Oklahoma City branch. Accounting Principals is a division of MPS Group Inc....

The truth about best in class

December 15, 2008

Bryan Peña discusses his answer to the question "what type of contingent labor program is 'best'" in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.