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CFO survey finds consulting careers are attractive

March 26, 2015

A new survey found 83% of CFOs believe consulting is an attractive career, according to Robert Half Management Resources, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI)The survey asked, “In your opinion, how attractive is a career in consulting to senior-level accounting and finance exe...


Jobless claims four-week average falls by 7,750

March 26, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,750 last week to a total of 297,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decreases the v...


What staffing suppliers would like staffing buyers to know — Staffing Stream

March 26, 2015

Staffing sales are growing, and staffing firm representatives attending Staffing Industry Analysts’ North America Executive Forum last week were confident. But staffing suppliers also want buyers to respect their industry and worth. Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher of media products at Staff...


Volt names former Reader’s Digest exec as CFO

March 25, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) appointed a new CFO, naming Paul Tomkins to the post. Tomkins had served as CFO at The Reader’s Digest Association since May 2011 prior to joining Volt, the 12th-largest US staffing firm.“Paul is an experienced and talented leader whose track record...


Paychex revenue rises 8%, HR services up 19%

March 25, 2015

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a provider of payroll services and PEO services, reported revenue rose 8% to $704.3 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28.The company includes PEO revenue in its human resource services segment, which posted a 19% increase in revenue in the third quarter to...


Temp family gets prison for defrauding IRS of more than $5 million

March 25, 2015

Four family members who operated a temporary firm in Lowell, Mass., received prison sentences for defrauding the IRS of more than $5 million, the US Attorney’s Office reported Tuesday. One defendant received a sentence of more than six years in prison.The staffing firm provided unskilled workers...


Job stability trumps passion for 70% of students, Adecco survey finds

March 25, 2015

A majority of US student would prefer a stable job without a high level of emotional investment or passion, 70%, over a job with lots of passion but no job security, according to a new survey from Adecco Staffing USA.The survey also found 79% of students are optimistic they will find a job in fiv...


Egon Zehnder changes New York office leadership

March 25, 2015

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder announced Patrick O’Brien will assume leadership of its New York office, the company’s largest office. O’Brien takes over from Alan Hilliker.O’Brien joined Egon Zehnder in 2010 following a 15-year career in financial services at General Electric and Allstate.For...


Having a culture of diversity and inclusion as a differentiator

March 25, 2015

Staffing firms looking to differentiate themselves should think about how they can cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion for their clients, writes Clay Lewis in the Straight Talk From the Customer column in the January/February issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. Lewis is vendor...


Nelson revenue up 26% in 2014

March 24, 2015

The Nelson Family of Companies, a staffing provider based in Sonoma, Calif., reported full-year 2014 revenue rose 26% to $199 million from $158 million in the prior year.Key drivers to organic growth were contract staffing, direct placement and robust sales from the Nelson Compliance and iWorkGlo...