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Dependability top soft skill, Canadian survey finds

September 24, 2014

Dependability/reliability is the most important soft skill job applicants should have, according to Canadian survey results from Express Employment Professionals.“It’s easy to think that all that matters in a job interview is what's on your résumé, but the truth is employers are equally, if not,...

Adecco, Randstad, ManpowerGroup top list of largest global staffing firms

September 23, 2014

Adecco retains its position as the world’s largest staffing firm, followed by Randstad and then ManpowerGroup, the same order as last year, according to the newly released list of largest global staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. The top three firms have a 16 percent market share, down...

ASA staffing index up over year

September 23, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.25 percent for the week of September 8 to September 14 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 102.84, the highest index value for the year.

Google tops list of college students’ most-desirable employers

September 23, 2014

Undergraduate students in business and engineering listed their most-desirable employers in a new survey released by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Top firms included Google and Microsoft.When asked about their employment preferences, “a creative and dynamic work environment” r...

Mexico indexes indicate economy to improve, but no increase in pace

September 23, 2014

Recent gains in both the leading economic index and the coincident economic index in Mexico suggest economic activity should continue to expand but the pace is unlikely to accelerate further in the near term, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index f...

More than half of recruitment involves Internet, study finds

September 23, 2014

Social media plays a crucial role in the process of sourcing and recruiting, according to Adecco Group’s new report, “#SocialRecruiting – Job Search, Digital Reputation and HR Practices in the Social Media Age.”The study found that in 2013, 53 percent all recruitment activity involved the Interne...

Quote of the week: California bill to expand staffing buyers’ liability

September 23, 2014

“This bill will increase litigation costs for all California employers by forcing disputes that should be resolved through arbitration to go to court,” said CalChamber Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera in a Capitol Report video. “AB 2617 is a job killer, and we encourage you to ask the governor to...

Small businesses looking up, majority planning to hire, survey says

September 22, 2014

Small businesses expect to have a profitable second half of the year, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for September. The survey found 81 percent of small business owners expect to be profitable in the second half of the year, up from 77 percent in June. Optimism among...

Day labor operator pleads guilty to tax evasion in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2014

An operator of a day labor firm pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces up to five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Howard Ginting, 30, of Harrisburg, Penn., failed to pay $216,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.Ginting was the sole owner of Ginting Enterprises Inc.,...

Build a better talent pool with social media — Staffing Stream

September 22, 2014

Social media is easing the process of building a dedicated talent pipeline of candidates, writes Josh Tolan in The Staffing Stream. Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, discusses six unique ways to build a better talent pool using social media and a few outside-of-the-box approaches. To read the post, click...