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Candidate-driven market equals retention challenges in 2015, survey finds

December 18, 2014

Consistent growth in the labor market is providing top executive, managerial and professional candidates with the incentive to pursue other job opportunities, causing mounting retention challenges for employers, according to the 2014 second half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study...


Survey forecasts pay raises of 3% in 2015

December 18, 2014

Two-thirds of employers are set to increase pay rates in the year ahead, with most looking to award an extra 3 percent in 2015, according to new research from XpertHR research, a provider of legal information to employers. XpertHR's US Pay Planning 2015 survey found that 64.8 percent of HR and re...


US leading index points to growth through winter

December 18, 2014

The US leading economic index rose in November, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.6 percent in November to a reading of 105.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in October and a 0.8 percent increase in September.“The increase in the LEI signals continued moderate g...


Mexico indexes indicate no increase in economic growth pace

December 18, 2014

Mexico’s economic expansion should continue into early 2015 but the growth pace is unlikely to accelerate, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico declined in the past three consecutive months as falling oil prices, higher levels of inventories and devaluation of t...


Jobless claims average edges down, total claims fall 6,000

December 18, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week edged down by 750 to a total of 298,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 299,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving a...


The Staffing 100 video — Staffing Stream

December 18, 2014

Many of The Staffing 100 for 2014 were influencers for Nina Pickell personally throughout the years. And now Pickell, vice president of marketing at erecruit, announces the new series “Leadership Insights: Featuring SIA’s Staffing 100” introductory video and eBook Volume 1, showcasing interviews...


Low growth in worker compensation boosts US manufacturing advantage

December 17, 2014

The Conference Board reported today anemic growth in worker compensation since the start of the decade substantially strengthened the cost advantages of US manufacturing against other mature economies. The finding is based on data from 34 countries released by the International Labor Comparisons...


Senate approves PEO certification bill; buyers would get tax assurance

December 17, 2014

Legislation creating a voluntary certification program for professional employer organizations within the IRS received approval from the US Senate last night, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations announced. It passed the House two weeks ago.The legislation, the Small Bu...


Florida hotels, staffing firms pay $244,126 in back wages

December 17, 2014

The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $244,126 in back wages for 800 employees of hotels, motels and temporary staffing agencies in Florida. The recoveries were made as part of an enforcement initiative by the Jacksonville, Fla., District Office that began in 2013.In addit...


Supplemental Health Care elects chairman, vice chairman

December 17, 2014

Supplemental Health Care, a Park City, Utah-based healthcare staffing firm, elected Fred Brown as chairman of the firm’s board of directors and Joe O’Neill as vice-chairman.Brown replaces Jim Hoover, who has been chairman since 2000 and is stepping down to pursue other business opportunities...