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Adecco gets Page deadline

August 27, 2008

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm, must submit a bid for Michael Page International PLC by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 or announce it won't make an offer. The deadline was set by The Takeover Panel, an organization that regulates takeover bids and merger transactions in the United Kingdom. Earl...

Intellecor completes GRL buy

August 26, 2008

Intellecor announced earlier this month that it completed its acquisition of Phoenix-based GRL Search Solutions. GRL provided about 40% direct hire and 60% recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Terms of the deal were not announced. "GRL has been one of our most valued partners for many years," I...

Hiring expectations slip

August 26, 2008

Hiring expectations for September are down in both the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the leading indicators of national employment (LINE) report from the Society for Human Resource Management and Rutgers University. The report's survey found that 39.4% o...

Survey - Employers, employees have it tough

August 26, 2008

Both employers and potential employees face challenges in this tough economy, according to a survey released by Careerbuilder.com and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). "Job seekers in some fields are competing aggressively for open positions, giving employers the edge in those segments...

Corporate culture - By design or default?

August 26, 2008

Corporate culture and its impact on the bottom line will be discussed by Jack Daly, CEO of Professional Sales Coach Inc., at the Healthcare Staffing Summit scheduled for Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco. Summit attendees will also have a chance to learn about a variety of healthcare staffing topics as...

Consumer confidence rises

August 26, 2008

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose in August. The index now stands at 56.9 (1985=100), compared with 51.9 in July. "Consumer confidence readings suggest that the economy remains stuck in neutral, but may be showing signs of improvement by early next year," said Lynn Franco, direc...

Eight easy steps •

August 25, 2008

From honesty to early notification, Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Noël Calvi offers some ideas to improve relationships with clients and candidates in The Contingent Blog. Click here for more.

ASA says Q2 temp numbers slip

August 25, 2008

America's staffing companies employed an average 2.8 million temporary and contract workers per day in the second quarter, down 6.5% from the same period last year, according to the American Staffing Association's quarterly employment and sales survey. It was the third consecutive quarter of year...

Finance pros say recession, but jobs remain

August 25, 2008

A majority (65%) of accounting and finance professionals believe the United States is in a recession, and 54% believe the economic uncertainty is making their jobs more complex, according to a poll by Ajilon Finance, a U.S. finance and accounting staffing division of Adecco S.A. On the other hand...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

August 25, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Commercial staffing growth update*Industrial staffing down but stable, signs of bottoming?*Office/clerical on negative trend*Key markets served by commercial remain weak For the Insight, click here.