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Insperity appoints NFL exec to board

April 24, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, appointed Michelle McKenna-Doyle as a new independent director. McKenna-Doyle is CIO and senior VP of the National Football League.McKenna-Doyle has been appointed as a Class I director per the agreement reached last month with the company’s...


People: Diversant, Kincannon and Reed, Lucas and more

April 24, 2015

Diversant LLC Managing Director Ben Puckett is leading the company’s new branch office in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, it’s sixth nationwide. The New Jersey-based IT staffing provider is listed on Staffing Industry Analysts’ lists of fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms.Kincannon...


Southwest construction firms to pay $700,000 in misclassification case

April 24, 2015

After a nearly five-year federal investigation, 16 defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers in Arizona and Utah reached a consent judgment to pay $700,000 in back wages, damages, penalties and other guarantees, the US Department of Labor’s wage and hour division a...


Spending on talent acquisition up 7% to nearly $4,000 per hire, study says

April 23, 2015

Driven by increased competition for talent and a shortage of critical skills, US companies increased talent acquisition spending 7% on average year over year in 2014 to nearly $4,000 in cost per hire, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte.Spending focused on professional networks at t...


AESC cites positive outlook for global job market in 2015

April 23, 2015

Management-level professionals share a more positive outlook on the global job market for 2015, according to The 2015 BlueSteps Job Outlook Report released today by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.The report found 72.4% of management-level professionals worldwide fe...


Woman who set up fictitious temp firms pleads guilty — Web

April 23, 2015

A Massachusetts woman, who prosecutors say masterminded a lucrative scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from lenders through fictitious staffing companies, pleaded guilty to money laundering and other charges and was sentenced to 3.5 to six years in state prison Wednesday, The Salem...


Survey finds 65% to hire recent college grads, business majors most in demand

April 23, 2015

Companies plan to hire more recent college graduates this year and pay them better, according to a CareerBuilder survey released today. Of employers surveyed, 65% said they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 57% last year and the highest outlook since 2007. One third will of...


Jobless claims average rises by 1,750

April 23, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 1,750 last week to a total of 284,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decreases the v...


Make your website a recruiting machine — Staffing Stream

April 23, 2015

There could be aspects of your company’s online storefront that hurt your numbers and scare away potential talent, writes Karen Locke in The Staffing Stream. Locke, content strategist and writer at Staffing Robot, discusses five features you will need to start using your website as a recruiting t...


Report says 9% of independent workers use ‘on-demand economy’ platforms

April 22, 2015

Only about 9% of US independent workers use an “on-demand economy” platform such as Freelancer.com, Uber or others, according to data released Tuesday by MBO Partners. That equates to approximately 2.7 million people. These workers tend to earn less than other independent workers, but were still...