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Robert Half revenue up 11%

April 24, 2015

Professional staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reported revenue rose 11.2% in the first quarter to $1.21 billion, with growth rates the strongest in its US operations. (US$ thousands) Q1 2015 Q1 2014 % growth Net service revenues $1,205,563 $1,084,3...


TrueBlue revenue beats guidance

April 24, 2015

Industrial staffing provider TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported first-quarter revenue rose 44.8%, benefitting from its June acquisition of Seaton, one of the largest US staffing firms. However, revenue edged up only 0.4% year over year when excluding Seaton revenue. First-quarter revenue from Sea...


Court upholds $1.5 million verdict in temp retaliation case

April 24, 2015

A federal appeals court upheld a jury verdict of more than $1.5 million in a US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against a High Point, N.C.-based logistics services provider for sexual harassment of and retaliation against three temporary workers, the federal agency announced.The f...


Average hourly freelance worker wage is $21, global survey finds

April 24, 2015

The worldwide average hourly rate charged by freelancers is $21, according to a survey of 23,000 freelance workers around the globe by Payoneer, an online payments firm that works with online staffing and service providers as well as others. Almost half of freelancers charge under $10 an hour for...


Insperity appoints NFL exec to board

April 24, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, appointed Michelle McKenna-Doyle as a new independent director. McKenna-Doyle is CIO and senior VP of the National Football League.McKenna-Doyle has been appointed as a Class I director per the agreement reached last month with the company’s...


People: Diversant, Kincannon and Reed, Lucas and more

April 24, 2015

Diversant LLC Managing Director Ben Puckett is leading the company’s new branch office in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, it’s sixth nationwide. The New Jersey-based IT staffing provider is listed on Staffing Industry Analysts’ lists of fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms.Kincannon...


Southwest construction firms to pay $700,000 in misclassification case

April 24, 2015

After a nearly five-year federal investigation, 16 defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers in Arizona and Utah reached a consent judgment to pay $700,000 in back wages, damages, penalties and other guarantees, the US Department of Labor’s wage and hour division a...


Spending on talent acquisition up 7% to nearly $4,000 per hire, study says

April 23, 2015

Driven by increased competition for talent and a shortage of critical skills, US companies increased talent acquisition spending 7% on average year over year in 2014 to nearly $4,000 in cost per hire, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte.Spending focused on professional networks at t...


AESC cites positive outlook for global job market in 2015

April 23, 2015

Management-level professionals share a more positive outlook on the global job market for 2015, according to The 2015 BlueSteps Job Outlook Report released today by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.The report found 72.4% of management-level professionals worldwide fe...


Woman who set up fictitious temp firms pleads guilty — Web

April 23, 2015

A Massachusetts woman, who prosecutors say masterminded a lucrative scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from lenders through fictitious staffing companies, pleaded guilty to money laundering and other charges and was sentenced to 3.5 to six years in state prison Wednesday, The Salem...