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Staffing quote of the week: Flex labor to improve again in 2015

November 11, 2014

“Growth in Q3 slowed compared to the first half, mainly driven by weaker growth in France and Germany,” Adecco CEO Patrick De Maeseneire said in a conference call with analysts on Thursday to discuss financial performance. “We exited the quarter with revenue growth of 2 percent in September and w...


New tool delivers pay data on demand — Blog

November 11, 2014

It’s a difficult conversation to have – are you paying your contingents right? Global Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses Staffing Industry Analysts’ Pay Rate RangeFinder in a post in The Contingent Blog. The Excel workbook contains data on 820 detailed occupations for 403 metropolitan a...


Hudson sells Legal eDiscovery business for $23 million

November 10, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) sold its Legal eDiscovery business to DTI for $23 million. The division provides eDiscovery solutions, managed document review and contract attorney staffing.Legal eDiscovery had revenue for of $13.8 million in the third quarter, according to New York-based Hudson....


Hudson revenue rises in Q3, net loss widens

November 10, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) reported revenue rose 7.2 percent in the third quarter to $149.3 million. Revenue from continuing operations rose 4.3 percent in constant currency.However, net loss at the New York-based professional staffing firm increased to $7.0 million from a net loss of $5.0 m...


Impellam director steps down; acquisition completed

November 10, 2014

UK-based Impellam Group plc reported non-executive director Eileen Kelliher stepped from the board, effective immediately, to pursue other business interests. Separately, the company announced it completed the acquisition of Lorien Limited.Impellam ranks No. 47 among the largest providers of staf...


Employment index indicates ‘solid’ job growth

November 10, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in October to a reading of 123.09, up from September’s upwardly revised reading of 121.91. The October reading is up 7.7 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index continues to increase rapidly, with all eight co...


Identifying candidate priorities to make a great fit — Staffing Stream

November 10, 2014

Identifying priorities on the front end of the recruiting process can save a considerable amount of time and heartache for both candidates and clients, writes Nick Cumberland in The Staffing Stream. Cumberland, a senior recruiter with MedSys Group, discusses how a good recruiter can help. To read...


Temp jobs year-over-year growth ticks up, penetration rate at new high

November 7, 2014

The number of US temporary help services jobs rose by 8.79 percent year over year in October — the fastest year-over-year growth rate since April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the temporary penetration rate reached another new high...


Ontario OKs bill without controversial staffing buyer language

November 7, 2014

The Ontario Legislature approved Bill 18 this week, but without wording that would have made staffing firm client employers responsible for paying accident costs if a temporary worker suffered injuries. The removal came after the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services st...


ZeroChaos acquires Florida-based healthcare staffing operation

November 7, 2014

ZeroChaos acquired the staffing business of Incepture, a healthcare staffing and print services affiliate of Jacksonville-based GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp., the parent company of Florida Blue.ZeroChaos, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., provides VMS and MSP services as well as independent contra...