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The biggest lie employers tell — Staffing Quote of the Week

July 28, 2015

“The biggest lie is that the employment relationship is like family,” Vox.com reports LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says.

Temp expectations vary; highly paid workers expect to be doing less traditional full-time work

July 27, 2015

When asked what types of labor they plan to do more of in their 10-year plans, temporary workers overwhelmingly plan to focus on traditional full-time employment, according to a survey of temporary workers by Staffing Industry Analysts.However, the degree of temporary worker expectations in perfo...

Robert Half settles with recruiter, avoids class action

July 27, 2015

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) agreed to settle a case with a recruiting manager in California, Theresa Daniels, who claimed the company misclassified her and other recruiting managers as exempt from overtime requirements, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Comm...

Staffing 360 discusses Lighthouse deal and future acquisitions

July 27, 2015

Staffing 360 provided more color last week on its acquisition of engineering staffing firm Lighthouse Placement Services LLC in a conference call with analysts, and discussed upcoming acquisitions as well. The Lighthouse deal was valued at an aggregate purchase price of $6.25 million.“With approx...

Labor SMART updates revenue, cancels stock sale

July 27, 2015

Industrial staffing provider Labor SMART (OTCBB: LTNC) reported today it expects revenue of $6.37 million for the second quarter and that it closed underperforming branches in a move to focus on profitability. In addition, the Atlanta-based firm on Friday withdrew a registration statement for new...

70% struggle to find top candidates for hourly jobs

July 27, 2015

A survey of almost 1,000 service industry professionals by PeopleMatter found that 70% struggle to identify top candidates for hourly positions and three in five are unsatisfied with the applicant quality.In addition, 67% surveyed need more applicants than they receive, according to PeopleMatter....

Is gig economy expanding or not? — Web

July 27, 2015

Fusion reports there are probably more people in the gig economy than we realize. The report follows another article in the Wall Street Journal on “Proof of a ‘gig economy’ revolution is hard to find. “Two economists have found preliminary evidence this isn’t the case and that the gig economy lab...

Allied and advanced practice benchmarking survey now open

July 27, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Allied Health Benchmarking Survey is now open. Participants will receive a report enabling them to benchmark their own company’s performance on metrics such as pay rate, bill rate and revenue growth for PT, OT, and other Allied occupations. The report will also in...

Appeals court rules for temp attorney, overtime case to continue

July 24, 2015

An attorney working through a staffing firm on a document review project might be entitled to overtime pay. A federal Appeals Court overturned a decision by a lower court to dismiss a case brought by contingent attorney David Lola. The case now goes back to the lower court for continued proceedin...

Robert Half revenue up 9%

July 24, 2015

Professional staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) reported net services revenue rose 9.2% in the second quarter to $1.27 billion, led by Protiviti and Robert Half Technology.The Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing provider’s revenue growth rates were strongest in the US, where t...