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‘Mayhem’ in oilsands if Canada temp workers leave — Staffing quote of the week

September 15, 2015

“I think it will be mayhem in Fort McMurray if the temporary foreign workers have to leave,” says Jennifer Best, executive director of YMCA community programs, in a Toronto Star article about how temporary foreign workers contribute to the economy in the oilsands region of Alberta, Canada.

NAPEO study says PEO industry generates up to $152 billion in gross revenue

September 14, 2015

Professional employer organizations generate between $136 billion and $152 billion in gross revenues; provide services to between 2.7 million and 3.4 million workers; and offer HR, benefits and compliance assistance to between 156,000 and 180,000 small to mid-size businesses, according to a new s...

CCL Global names new operations director

September 14, 2015

Contracts Consultancy Ltd. (CCL Global) promoted Resources Director Richard Holmes to operations director, effective Sept. 1. He replaces David Giles, who is leaving the business after 30 years as part of CCL’s senior management team.Chris Maltby continues to lead operations in the US, with Jon C...

Hiring managers’ survey: Preferences differ among managers across three generations

September 14, 2015

Not all generations view candidates equally, according to a survey released today by Addison Group. The survey examined the preferences of hiring managers from each age group: Baby boomers, Generation X and millennials.Proven results and references were more important to Boomers (61% and 30%, res...

Job search activity in Q2 down for Fortune 100 employees, middle market increases on June surge

September 14, 2015

Overall Fortune 100 job search activity declined while middle-market activity increased, according to Hudson’s Q2 2015 Job Seeker Pulse report, which analyzes the online job search activity of Fortune 100 and middle market company employees. However, most of the middle market activity increase wa...

Suspended employees from Ohio’s Wright State University tied to IT staffing firm contract — Web

September 14, 2015

myDayton Daily News reports Wright State University sponsored foreign workers for an IT staffing company that paid the workers less than what local graduates typically are paid for similar work. Immigration experts say the arrangement may violate immigration laws.

Volt net revenue falls 14% in fiscal Q3, net loss widens

September 11, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) reported net revenue fell and net loss widened in its fiscal third quarter ended Aug. 2. (US$ thousands) Q3 2015  Q3 2014  % growth Net revenue $364,668 $422,649 -13.7% Gross margin 15.4% 14.9%...

Brilliant survey weighs IT, accounting and finance hiring plans for Chicago, South Florida firms

September 11, 2015

A new survey released by staffing provider Brilliant of companies in Chicago and South Florida found firms in those areas plan to increase hiring of accounting and finance professionals in the fourth quarter when compared to the third quarter, but plans ease up on hiring of IT professionals.Twent...

CEB to buy Wanted Technologies, provider of data to staffing firms

September 11, 2015

CEB Inc. struck a deal to acquire Wanted Technologies Corp., a provider of market intelligence and analytics for staffing firms, the firms announced today.The transaction is scheduled to close Nov. 3. Wanted will be integrated into CEB’s predictive talent data offered through its CEB TalentNeuron...

Survey finds 86% of construction firms struggle to fill craft or professional positions

September 11, 2015

An overwhelming majority of construction firms report trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as demand for construction continues to rebound in many parts of the country, according to the results of an industrywide survey released today by the Associated General Contractors of...