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Consumer confidence falls in November on pessimistic jobs outlook

November 24, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US fell again in November following a moderate decrease in October, The Conference Board announced today. The index fell to a reading of 90.4 (1985=100), down from a reading of 99.1 in October.

Consumers’ outlook for the labor market was also...

Where are Canada’s PhDs employed?

November 24, 2015

A PhD is a prerequisite for an academic career, but fewer than 20% of Canada’s PhDs are employed as full-time university professors, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s report, “Inside and Outside the Academy: Valuing and Preparing PhDs for Careers.”

The number of PhDs awarded by Canadian...

Veteran exec talks cautious hiring — Staffing quote of the week

November 24, 2015

“If I were running a company right now, I’d be very, very careful in my hiring decisions,” veteran executive Bob Nardelli told Yahoo Finance at the EY Strategic Growth Forum in California. “Every day when these CEOs walk in, it’s kind of a throw the dice of: what are the external factors, what...

UK RPO firm to open North America global service center

November 23, 2015

Resource Solutions, a recruitment process outsourcing firm headquartered in the UK, will open a global service center in Jacksonville, Fla., to serve North America. The company aims to have employees working in Jacksonville in January and plans to open the service center this spring. The firm plans to...

Canada: New Ontario employment laws in effect for temporary and foreign workers

November 23, 2015

Effective Nov. 20, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (Bill 18) became law, amending the Employment Standard Act of 2000. Ontario workers hired through a temporary help agency may now recover unpaid wages from both the agency and the agency’s client-business in cases where the...

Online resources top resource for job search, smartphone role increasing, PEW research finds

November 23, 2015

The Internet is an essential employment resource for many of today’s job seekers, according to a new survey released by Pew Research Center. The survey found more than one-third of Americans, 34%, looked for a new job in the last two years, and 79% of these job seekers utilized online resources in...

Workers, managers differ on value of performance reviews, survey finds

November 23, 2015

The performance review gets mixed reviews from workers, according to research released today by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

The research found 79% of human resources managers schedule these meetings at least annually. However, one in four employees reported the...

CrowdSource rebrands as OneSpace

November 23, 2015

Online workforce solutions provider CrowdSource rebranded as OneSpace, effective Nov. 12.

The company is developing a Software as a Service platform and developing an online work platform connecting companies and freelancers. The company expects to launch the service in early 2016. OneSpace will continue...

Construction employment up in 43 states

November 23, 2015

Construction job growth rebounded last month as construction firms added jobs in 43 states and the District of Columbia between October 2014 and October 2015, according to an analysis of US Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials...

Reminder: Make your Staffing 100 nominations today

November 23, 2015

We are still accepting nominations for the 2016 Staffing 100. This is a list honoring North America’s staffing industry achievers, the 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. The list is not a ranking, but an aggregation of the 100 men and women who have influenced the...