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Online advertised job vacancies fall by 15,500 in July

July 30, 2014

Online advertised job vacancies fell by 15,500 in July to 5.04 million, according to The Conference Board’s help wanted online data series.“Labor demand continues to be at historically high levels with employer demand running at about 5 million ads each month,” said Gad Levanon, director of macro...


Allied, advanced practice benchmarking survey opens

July 30, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Allied Health and Advanced Practice Benchmarking Survey is now open. This survey is for any company that provides temporary staffing of allied health or advanced practice (e.g., CRNA, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) workers. Companies that complete the su...


Ciber revenue falls, announces $24 million restructuring

July 29, 2014

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) reported revenue fell 2.6 percent in the second quarter to $214.6 million with revenue from international operations down 3.6 percent. The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based IT solutions and staffing provider also announced a $24 million restructuring program and said second-qu...


Heidrick revenue rises 12%

July 29, 2014

Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported revenue rose 11.5 percent in the second quarter to $136.1 million. In addition, the Chicago-based executive search provider announced net income of $591,000 in the second quarter compared to a net loss of $1.3 million in the year-a...


Kelly Services taps exec for Americas staffing role

July 29, 2014

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA, KELYB) promoted Nicola Soares to vice president and managing director of its Product Centers of Excellence, formerly the Americas Product Group. The group includes professional and technical staffing services as well as commercial staffing.Soares is responsible f...


Job growth helps drive consumer confidence

July 29, 2014

The Conference Board consumer confidence index rose in July to a reading of 90.9 (1985=100) from 86.4 in June thanks, in part, to strong job growth.“Consumer confidence increased for the third consecutive month and is now at its highest level since October 2007 (95.2),” said Lynn Franco, director...


Quote of the week: Information technology training

July 29, 2014

“A key finding from the study is that hiring managers value employer training more than undergraduate degrees or post-graduate skill certifications,” said John Hurst, managing director of staffing provider MDI Group’s Atlanta office regarding a survey of more than 1,300 IT hiring managers in the...


Temps are now in the driver’s seat — Blog

July 29, 2014

With buyers on board regarding the benefits of a contingent workforce, the real challenge for staffing firms now is about marketing the contingent advantage to the worker, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. To read the post, click here.


Survey looks at compensation and attracting talent

July 28, 2014

Employers face a number of challenges finding qualified talent. A lack of qualified workers is one commonly voiced concern, while some argue companies are unwilling to pay candidates enough for in-demand positions. A new survey by Aerotek Inc. found 51 percent of respondents pay below their indus...


Healthcare staffing, services firm promotes CFO to president

July 28, 2014

Parallon, a healthcare services firm that ranks as one of the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms, promoted CFO Chris Taylor to president, effective immediately. Taylor had served as interim president since November 2013.Parallon is a division of HCA Holdings Inc. and provides several services...