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CWS Summit begins in New York City

October 28, 2008

Staffing Industry Analysts' Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit  commenced today in Brooklyn, NY. The Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit is the only conference designed especially for corporate managers of contingent workforce programs. The program was kicked off by Chief Research Analys...


Consumer confidence at an all-time low

October 28, 2008

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved moderately in September, fell to an all-time low in October. The Index now stands at 38.0 (1985=100), down from 61.4 in September.   The Consumer Confidence Survey is a monthly survey based on a representative sample of 5,000 U....


Heidrick 3Q08 revenue down 2.8%

October 28, 2008

Economic woes softened the third quarter results of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) with executive searches down 4% compared to the same quarter in 2007. The company reported consolidated net revenue of $158.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, do...


USG People post 5% increase in 3Q08

October 28, 2008

Amsterdam-based USG People reported revenue of euro1,069 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 5% compared to the same period of last year mainly due to a German acquisition earlier this year. On an organic basis, results were down 1%. The company reported deteriorating conditions for staff...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 27, 2008

 INSIGHT— Staffing buyer survey: contingent workforce decision-making & program sophistication *Most "best in class" contingent management programs managed by MSP *Spending more time on contingent management no guarantee of success *CW management increasingly becoming a profession For the ful...


Care Communication staffing revenue rises

October 27, 2008

Care Communications Inc., a Chicago-based healthcare information management firm, said its healthcare information staffing revenue rose 19.7% in the year to date through the third quarter compared with the same period in the previous year. Care Communications' total revenue rose 26% year over y...


Paranet acquires Digital Reach

October 27, 2008

Dallas TX-based Paranet Solutions, an IT staffing and solutions firm, bought Digital Reach Inc., based in Plano TX. Digital Reach offers IT support, remote management, automation, centralization and monitoring. This is the third acquisition for Paranet this year. The other two companies acquir...


Eurociett OK with temporary worker regulations

October 27, 2008

Eurociett, the trade group for European staffing firms, backs a decision by the European Parliament to give temporary workers employed through staffing firms the same pay and working conditions as traditionally employed workers. The new rule, known as the agency worker directive, requires the 2...


Jackson CEO proposes new U.S. health plan

October 24, 2008

The CEO of Jackson Healthcare, an Alpharetta-based healthcare staffing firm, issued a proposal this week to revamp the U.S. healthcare system. "Technology now provides us the opportunity to return doctors to the practice of medicine, eliminate the middle man, improve the quality of healthcare and...


Feds reissue 'no-match' rule

October 24, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security reissued its Social Security "no-match" rule for employers Thursday, and said it will seek court approval for the requirement. A federal judge had ordered a preliminary injunction against the rule in October 2007 to prevent it from taking effect. Opponents argu...