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December 22, 2015

The next North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News publishes on Monday, Dec. 28. Happy holidays!

Kelly Services moves exec to CFO role

December 21, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced it is moving Olivier Thirot to the position of CFO from his current post as acting CFO effective Jan. 1.

Thirot assumed the role of acting CFO in March following the departure of Patricia Little, who stepped down as the company’s executive VP and CFO to join...

Adecco Group names Walmart Asia exec as new HR officer

December 21, 2015

Adecco Group, the world’s largest staffing firm, appointed Shanthi Flynn as chief human resources officer and a member of the executive committee, effective March 1. She will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Current CHRO Mark De Smedt will take on the role of regional head of Northern Europe effective...

Canadian staffing index post year-over-year decline in November

December 21, 2015

The Canadian staffing index fell in November, continuing a trend of moderate year-over-year declines. The index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 108 in November, down from a reading of 111 in November 2014.

”Throughout 2015 we have observed a trend of moderate year-over-year...

Alabama firm to pay $5 million to guest workers

December 21, 2015

A Mobile, Ala., ship building and repair company will pay an estimated $5 million to 476 Indian guest workers to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Friday.

According to the lawsuit, Signal International...

Firm lists top legal challenges for employers in 2016

December 21, 2015

XpertHR, a provider of legal information to employers, listed some of the scariest legal challenges employers will face in 2016.

“From providing paid sick leave to extending equal rights and benefits to same-sex partners, employers must comply with new obligations,” said XpertHR Legal Editor Beth...

Optimism up for small businesses despite interest rate hike

December 21, 2015

Optimism among small business owners edged up this month, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for December released today, with 69% saying  they are optimistic about the small business economy, up from 68%% in November’s survey.

The report also surveyed the small business...

Randstad global worker survey: STEM, sourcing and digitalization

December 18, 2015

Employers still want workers with skills in STEM (science, technology, engineer and math), according to Randstad’s fourth-quarter Workmonitor survey of workers around the globe. The survey also found finding the right talent remains a challenge for employers, and less than a third of workers feel their...

Lawyer’s Staffing says it’s merging with marketing staffing provider

December 18, 2015

Legal staffing provider Lawyer’s Staffing Inc. said it’s merging with Accent Professional Recruiting, a sales and marketing staffing firm.

Lawyer’s Staffing President Steve Barley will head the combined firms. Accent President Angela Furbee will act as a consultant and advisor for the consolidation...

MSP Geometric Results names new sales executive

December 18, 2015

Managed service provider Geometric Results Inc. named James Golden as VP of sales. Golden has more than 10 years of experience across the human capital management industry including MSP, vendor management systems and talent management.

Prior to Geometric Results, Golden was with VMS provider PeopleFluent....