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Canada survey finds salaries to rise by 2.8 percent

August 11, 2014

Canadian employers expect salaries to rise by an average of 2.8 percent in 2015, according to Morneau Shepell's annual compensation survey. The figure is up slightly from the 2.6 percent increase expected for 2014. The average includes expected salary freezes and excludes promotional or special s...

Get talent off the bench … and into the workforce — Staffing Stream

August 11, 2014

White-collar contractors often aren’t looking for full-time, career-type employment, writes Nick Andriacchi in The Staffing Stream. They’re looking to work at a company maybe for a year or two, and then move on. Andriacchi, a director of sales and marketing at Damien Services Corp., discusses how...

Web: Job market tilts toward U.S. workers in ‘virtuous cycle’

August 11, 2014

Bloomberg reports the balance of power in the job market is shifting slowly toward employees from employers. To read the story, click here.

HR specialist top temp job, research says

August 8, 2014

Human resources specialist is the top temp occupation for 2014, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International research released by Link Staffing Services. HR temp jobs are projected to rise 5 percent in 2014 and pay a median of $26.96 per hour.The list is comprised of occupations in th...

Canada employment little changed in July

August 8, 2014

Canadian employment was little changed in July; it only added approximately 200 jobs for total employment of 17.82 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.The Canadian unemployment rate edged down to 7.0 percent in July from 7.1 percent in June. Adjus...

US engineering worker confidence falls in Q2

August 8, 2014

The Randstad engineering employee confidence index for the U.S. fell to a reading of 59.8 in the second quarter of 2014 from 63.6 in the first quarter. It’s the first time since second quarter of 2013 the index dropped below 60.0.Slightly more engineers plan on searching for new jobs, but their c...

Job seekers won’t budge on benefits, but a third will take temp jobs

August 8, 2014

Only 13 percent of job seeker would compromise on healthcare benefits, according to survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). However, one-third are willing to take on temporary or contract roles.“With the economy and job market slowly improving, job seekers will be more likely to be searchin...

People: Favorite Healthcare, ManpowerGroup, Michael Page, CRS, O'Neill, Favorite, TRC

August 8, 2014

Favorite Healthcare Staffing announced Director of Business Development Jay Jimenez will lead its newest branch office, located in Austin, Texas. Jimenez joined the company in 2012.ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) board member Jack Greenberg retired effective Sept. 28, according to a filing with th...

Web: Healthcare temp sues over marijuana firing

August 8, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reports a woman in New Mexico sued a company she says fired her for failing a drug test, even though she had a state-issued medical marijuana card. To read the story, click here.

Adecco revenue up; European growth steady, North America activity increases

August 7, 2014

Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm and the second-largest in the U.S., reported growth remained steady in Europe and activity picked up in North America. The Switzerland-based firm reported revenue rose 1 percent in the second quarter to €4.99 billion (US$6.80 billion). In constant currenc...