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Staffing Stream: LinkedIn and shift toward mobile recruitment

March 13, 2014

The shift toward mobile is not to be underestimated by those wishing to engage with their audience online, be that in recruitment or any other industry, writes Mark Braund, CEO of Interquest Group, in a new post in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here. The Staffing Stream is a b...


Staffing Industry Review: Sales compensation plans

March 13, 2014

Word has it that there are as many staffing firm sales compensation plans as there are staffing firms. Despite the number of plans, it’s not easy getting sales compensation right. Experts discuss trends in staffing sales compensation plans in an article in Staffing Industry Review magazine. To se...


Adecco Q4 revenue up in constant currency, to merge North America HQ

March 12, 2014

Revenue at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, fell 1 percent in the fourth quarter to €4.98 billion (US$6.86 million) but rose 4 percent on a constant currency basis. The Switzerland-based staffing firm reported most European economies have begun to recover and it expects demand for flexi...


General Employment appoints CEO

March 12, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) officially appointed Andrew Norstrud as CEO, effective March 7. Norstrud has been the company’s CFO since March 2013 and assumed the responsibilities of principle executive officer in November, replacing Chairman and CEO Michael Schroering, who...


IT and engineering jobs on strong trajectory

March 12, 2014

The number of information technology jobs in the U.S. rose by 0.38 percent in February from the previous month to a total of approximately 4.6 million, according to the TechServe Alliance’s IT employment index.Meanwhile, the number of U.S. engineering jobs rose by 0.20 percent in February from th...


Census says US employment services revenue up 2.9%

March 12, 2014

The Census Bureau reported the U.S. employment services industry had revenue of $66.52 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. That’s up 2.9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 based on seasonally adjusted estimates. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 3.3 percent sequentially from the third qu...


Only 38% of employers continuously recruit

March 12, 2014

Only 38 percent of employers continuously recruit throughout the year for positions that may open up down the line despite concerns over skills gaps and challenges posed by extended vacancies, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.Among human resource managers who don’t continuously recruit, 46...


Blog: How a Facebook post lost $80,000

March 12, 2014

The staffing industry may be in the midst of a passionate love affair with social media, but be careful, writes Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram in The Contingent Blog. To read the blog, click here.


Nurse staffing firm owner pleads guilty to fraud

March 11, 2014

The owner of Dependable Nursing Care, a nurse staffing company based in Gaithersburg, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of felony medicaid fraud for submitting multiple false claims over a period of more than two-and-a-half years, the Maryland Attorney General’s office reported.According to an inv...


Job openings relatively flat

March 11, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in January rose 1.5 percent from December to 4.0 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — remained at 2.8 percent.The...