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Survey indicates wage pressure in the Midwest

August 20, 2014

The pressure to fill positions is increasing in the Midwest, where almost half of companies have open positions due to a lack of candidates, according to an employment forecasting survey by QPS Employment Group, a privately held staffing firm based in Brookfield, Wis.More than 70 percent of compa...


Web: How to identify soft skills in IT job candidates

August 20, 2014

CIO.com reports the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed and discusses how companies identify whether a job candidate has the “soft skills” to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business. To read the article, click here.


Caldwell Partners expands to Europe with London acquisition

August 19, 2014

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the U.S., agreed to acquire Hawksmoor Search, a London-based executive search firm targeting the insurance industry. Although Caldwell had a presence in London in the early 1980s, the deal marks...


Two-thirds of US workers work on vacation, survey finds

August 19, 2014

U.S. workers far exceed their international counterparts when it comes to working while on vacation, according to a new survey by travel website TripAdvisor. Seventy-seven percent of U.S. respondents report having worked on vacation during the past year, compared to an average of 40 percent in th...


Quote of the week: TaskRabbit CEO on workplace automation

August 19, 2014

“I definitely agree that the future of work is going to end up being more flexible, but not that automation will replace people,” TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque told The Wall Street Journal in a Q&A interview. “It'll be much more in the hands of what I like to call micro-entrepreneurs...


Blog: Don’t call us, we’ll call you …

August 19, 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses vendor management systems’ no-contact policies in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, click here.


Web: Three North Carolina staffing firms merge to form CRG Workforce

August 19, 2014

The Triad Business Journal reports three professional staffing firms in North Carolina have merged to form CRG Workforce, a High Point-based human resources company that hopes to grow revenues to $75 million within four years by acquiring about two staffing firms annually. To read the story, clic...


Select settles fed claim for $230,000

August 18, 2014

Real Time Staffing Services LLC, doing business as Select Staffing, will pay $230,000 in civil penalties to resolve claims the staffing company engaged in citizenship status discrimination, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.The Sa...


Express, Aerotek among largest US industrial staffing firms

August 18, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released this year’s list of largest U.S. industrial staffing firms. The list includes 32 staffing firms with $100 million or more in 2013 U.S. temporary staffing revenue generated in the industrial skill segment.The 32 firms on the list combined to generate $19.2 billi...


Mississippi posts highest jobless rate

August 18, 2014

Mississippi posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in July at 8.0 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Georgia followed at 7.8 percent. Michigan, Nevada and Rhode Island all posted unemployment rates of 7.7 percent.North Dakota again pos...