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ASA staffing index hits record high for 10th consecutive week

March 24, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 2.83% for the week of March 9 to March 15 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 96.21, the 10th consecutive week that the ASA Staffing Index has reached a record high.


Core values and engagement — staffing quote of the week

March 24, 2015

“It’s almost impossible to move people into a state of full engagement if you don’t have core values,” said Ryan Estis during a keynote speech last Thursday at Staffing Industry Analysts’ North America Executive Forum in Orlando, Fla. Estis is a business performance expert with more than 20 years...


Insperity appoints new board members at investor’s request

March 23, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, reached an agreement with its largest shareholder, Starboard Value LP, regarding the composition of its board of directors in advance of the company’s 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. Starboard, a New York-based investment adviser, disclo...


Fannie Mae forecasts GDP growth of 2.8% for US

March 23, 2015

Economic growth took a hit in the first quarter of 2015 due to temporary factors, including the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategy Research Group. However, much of the economic activity expected at the beginning...


81% of South Florida IT leaders predict ‘very strong’ hiring

March 23, 2015

As the economy strengthens and more opportunities arise for IT talent, employer concerns peak, according to surveys released today by Protech. The Boca Raton Fla.-based IT staffing firm surveyed South Florida IT leaders and found 69% of employers are concerned about losing talent, up from 63% las...


Small businesses optimism hits new high, survey says

March 23, 2015

Optimism among small business owners hit a one-year high in March, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for March, with 81% saying  they are optimistic about the small business economy and 89% saying business is the same or better than last year.In addition, the avera...


State seeks two staffing firm owners for $373,351 in taxes, penalties

March 23, 2015

Two owners of a staffing firm are being sought by authorities for $373,351 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties, the Georgia Department of Revenue reported Friday.Linda Maddox, also known as Linda Naylor and co-owner Delayne Sproles, owned and operated Temporary Resource Personnel LLC and TRP...


Mantras for today’s business leaders — Staffing Stream

March 23, 2015

Whether or not you are “in charge” of other people at work, you are a business leader because you have influence in your workplace, writes Steve Isenberg in The Staffing Stream. Isenberg, president of ASJ Partners, provides a roundup of some of his favorite quotes on leadership.The Staffing Strea...


Kelly promotes exec to corporate controller and chief accounting officer

March 20, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA), one of the world’s largest staffing firms, promoted Laura Lockhart to VP, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective March 16.Lockhart takes over the corporate controller and CAO responsibilities from Senior VP Olivier Thirot, who assumed the r...


Another CTPartners shareholder weighs in on possible sale

March 20, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) shareholder Maguire Asset Management today called for the company’s board to initiate a “well-orchestrated” sale process and immediately appoint new independent board members.“Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of...