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73% of communications officers hiring more digital, social media experts

June 24, 2014

Global chief communications officers are increasingly adding digital and social media into their department oversight and responsibilities, according to The Rising CCO V, a survey conducted by executive search firm Spencer Stuart and public relations firm Weber Shandwick. The survey found 73 perc...

Quote of the week: Long-term jobless find work

June 24, 2014

“We are seeing a dramatic shift in the interest of certain employers” in hiring the long-term jobless, Bloomberg quoted New York Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights Alphonso David as saying in a story about an improved outlook for the long-term jobless. “It is encouraging. We know the demand is the...

Web: Fire at Labor Finders office investigated as arson

June 24, 2014

BayNews9 reports a fire at a Labor Finders office in Tampa, Fla. Is being investigated as arson. To read the story, click here.

Canada overhauls temporary foreign worker program

June 23, 2014

Canada announced reforms to its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that will limit access to the program, tighten the labor market assessment and implement stronger enforcement with tougher penalties for employers who break the rules. Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Developme...

Small businesses expect strong second half

June 23, 2014

Small businesses expect positive results for the second half of 2014, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for June. The survey found 77 percent of small business owners expect to be profitable in the second half of the year, up from 62 percent who said they were profitabl...

Russell Global Index to include Corporate Resource Services

June 23, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) will join the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its U.S. and global equity indexes June 27, the company announced today.Russell indexes are used by investment managers and institutional investors...

Rhode Island posts highest jobless rate

June 23, 2014

Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in May at 8.2 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi and Nevada followed at 8.0 percent and 7.7 percent respectively. Georgia and Kentucky were next at 7.5 percent each.North Dakota...

Let your suppliers specialize — Staffing Stream

June 23, 2014

At Cisco Systems Inc., 95 percent of the contingent workforce is statement of work. It processes about 6,000 SOWs quarterly and 1,500 job postings, writes Melissa Finley Neal in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Neal, director of category and supplier management at Cisco, discusses how supplier...

Web: Tips for recruiting millennial IT talent

June 23, 2014

ITBusinessEdge interviewed Jeff Remis, national IT practice manager at Addison Group, a Chicago-based staffing and recruitment firm that specializes in IT. To read the article, click here.

Former oDesk CEO joins venture capital firm

June 20, 2014

The former CEO of online staffing firm oDesk, Gary Swart, joined venture capital firm Polaris Partners.Redwood City, Calif.-based ODesk ranked as one of the largest online staffing firms. It merged with Elance, another of the largest firms in the space, in a deal that was announced last December....