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Small businesses plan to hire fewer staff

May 4, 2015

Fewer small business owners plan to hire new staff in the next 12 months compared to one year ago, according to the recently released spring 2015 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The report found 46% plan to hire, down from 52% who planned to hire in the same survey one year ago.Howev...


MSXI relocates North American operations center

May 4, 2015

MSX International, a business process outsourcing company that provides technology services in more than 80 countries, is relocating its North American operations center from Warren, Mich., to Travelers Towers in Southfield, Mich. MSXI expects to complete the move during the third quarter.The new...


Public sector contracts: Big business or big burden for talent agencies? — Staffing Stream

May 4, 2015

Chasing RFPs, submitting proposals and securing lucrative contracts with the federal and state governments equate to big business for talent agencies, writes Darren Hicks in The Staffing Stream. Hicks, president of Hicks Professional Group, said when organizations win public sector awards — wheth...


The RPO twist: Once tactical, it’s now strategic

May 1, 2015

Like most business process outsourcing endeavors, early adopters of RPO sought cost savings and solutions to some of their biggest hiring challenges. But as the industry’s customer base expanded, so have its wish lists.Leslie Stevens-Huffman writes about “The RPO Twist” in the May issue of Staffi...


Insperity revenue up 10% in Q1

May 1, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, reported revenue rose 9.8% in the first quarter to $699.5 million. (US$ thousands) Q1 2015 Q1 2014 % growth Revenue $699,479 $636,999 9.8% Gross profit $129,860 $106,176 22.3% Gross margin...


Wide performance gap among IT and engineering staffing firms, TechServe report finds

May 1, 2015

Financial performance varied widely among IT and engineering firms in 2014, according to the recently released 2015 TechServe Alliance operating practices report. “High-performing” firms grew revenue by 11.2% year over year in 2014, just slightly off the 2013 pace of 12.4%.  However, the “ty...


ISM manufacturing index growth holds steady at two-year low

May 1, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for US manufacturing remained at a reading of 51.5 in April. It’s the same reading as in March and the lowest rate since May 2013, Bloomberg reported. The reading indicates continued expansion, and at the same pace as March. Readings...


Occupational therapist tops ASA hard-to-fill list

May 1, 2015

Occupational therapist is the hardest occupation to fill in the US for the 12 months ended March 2015, according to The American Staffing Association’s skills gap index, a quarterly index that tracks hard-to-fill occupations in the US.The list of top 10 hardest-to-fill occupations also changed du...


People: General Employment, PrideStaff, Favorite Healthcare, Lucas, Heidrick, Isaacson

May 1, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, added Kathleen Elston to its professional services management team as VP field operations. She plans to develop a finance and accounting staffing solutions group within existing offices and exp...


Randstad Q1 revenue up 6% on organic basis

April 30, 2015

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm and the third-largest in the US, reported first-quarter revenue rose 6% year over year to €4.43 billion (US$4.81 billion) on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of currencies, acquisitions, disposals and reclassifications.Reven...