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NABE survey: Hiring optimism rises

January 26, 2015

The National Association for Business Economics’ January 2015 business conditions survey found stronger hiring expectations for the first quarter than for the final quarter of 2014. The overall net rising index for employment was 29, up from 25 in October.“Business conditions continued to improve...


Small businesses to keep hiring momentum in 2015, survey finds

January 26, 2015

Small businesses are pushing forward with the momentum they gathered at the end of 2014 and starting the New Year with gains in hiring and the average paycheck, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for January.Hiring and average paychecks rose 1.0% in January from December...


Potential potholes of indemnity agreements — Staffing Stream

January 26, 2015

Contracts in the staffing industry often indemnify staffing buyers for occurrences the staffing supplier has little or no ability to control, writes Eric Rumbaugh in The Staffing Stream. Rumbaugh, a partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, discusses potential situations that...


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January 26, 2015

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Industrial Internet of Things will add jobs, report says

January 23, 2015

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create new categories of jobs such as positions in digital medicine, according to a new report on IIoT by Accenture. Results from a survey of 1,400 C-suite executives included in the report found 87% believe IIoT will result in the net creation of job...


US leading index signals improved short-term outlook

January 23, 2015

The US leading economic index rose in November, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.6% in November to a reading of 121.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4% increase in November and a 0.6% increase October.“December’s gain in the [leading economic index] was driven by a majority of i...


Legs & Regs: Wage compliance challenges for 2015

January 23, 2015

Legislative action to increase the federal minimum wage failed in 2014 but state and local legislators made boosting lower-paid employees’ wages a priority this year, according to the fourth-quarter North American issue of the Legs & Regs Advisor. The report is produced by Staffing Industry A...


EEOC suit claims restaurant discriminated in temp assignment

January 23, 2015

International restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday Inc. discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments to a Utah resort, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.The lawsuit claims Ruby Tuesday, in the spring of 2013, posted an internal announce...


Controlling healthcare costs a top concern, SHRM survey finds

January 23, 2015

Employers are very concerned about healthcare costs and plan to curb them by continuing to shift more of the expense to employees, according to the latest Strategic Benefits-Healthcare Survey report from the Society for Human Resource Management.The survey found 79% of respondents from organizati...


People: Atterro, General Employment, Megonigal Group, Labor Smart and more

January 23, 2015

Atterro Human Capital Group announced Laura Kelley joined the firm as senior VP, overseeing its Digital People, Hunter Hamilton and Technical ProSource brands. She most recently worked for IT staffing firm Modis Inc., and previously managed four divisions of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:...