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NABE reports US economic growth expectations soften

October 26, 2015

Slightly slower economic growth is seen for the US, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics, also known as NABE.

The survey of 106 NABE members found four-fifths of respondents expect real GDP growth of more than 2% for the next year. However, the number expecting...

Recruit invests in US-based Japanese pop-culture firm

October 26, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm, made another investment in a nonstaffing entity, this time in Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc., headquartered in Torrance, Calif.  

Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. operates “Tokyo Otaku Mode” which disseminates information on Japanese animation, cartoons,...

Business leaders unsatisfied with talent acquisition process, RPO firm’s survey says

October 26, 2015

Core recruitment capabilities are lacking in firms worldwide as business leaders struggle to get the quality talent they need to compete, according to the Talent Acquisition 360 report released today by recruitment process outsourcing provider Cielo.

While 89% of the C-level executives, business unit...

Canada: Equal Pay Coalition calls for 12 action steps

October 26, 2015

The Equal Pay Coalition called for the implementation of 12 action steps to closes Ontario’s gender pay gap from 31.5% to 0% by 2025. The announcement comes at the same time as the government’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee today launched public consultations in Toronto.

“Governments and businesses...

Small businesses optimism at 70%, survey says

October 26, 2015

Optimism among small business owners slipped this month, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for October, with 70% saying  they are optimistic about the small business economy, down from 76% in September’s survey.

The report also surveyed the small business owners about...

Former DHR exec in lawsuit over blog — Web

October 26, 2015

The Sydney Moring Herald reports Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International Inc. is suing Darren Challis for injurious falsehood as well as misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of consumer law regulations. DHR alleges Challis, who previously served as Australian head of DHR, is...

Demographic trends of the on-demand workforce

October 23, 2015

SherpaShare, an on-demand worker support app, surveyed the on-demand workforce on demographics, income, and work trends. The top five trends include:

  1. Women drive more part-time, earn less than men: On average, female drivers report making 34% less gross driving income per month per person than men...

Team Health expects 3Q revenue to rise 26%, ups full-year guidance

October 23, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) reports third-quarter net revenue is expected to be $899.2 million, up 26.2% from the third quarter of 2014. Team Health is scheduled to report its third-quarter results on Nov. 3.

In addition, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based firm also updated its full-year 2015 outlook...

Canadian staffing index trends down over year despite uptick from August

October 23, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, showed improvement in September compared to August, but a trend of moderate year-over-year declines continued. September’s reading was 107, up from August’s level of 102, but down from the September 2014 reading of 114.


Worker confidence at record high in IT and healthcare, falls in engineering

October 23, 2015

The Randstad Technologies’ employee confidence index for IT workers rose to an all-time high reading of 65.1 in mid-year 2015 from 59.3 at year-end 2014. The index measures IT workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment.

“In mid-year 2015,...