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Survey finds 14% of employers cut part-time hours because of ACA

March 24, 2015

Fourteen percent of US employers surveyed reduced part-time workers’ hours because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management.Another 6% plan to do so, but 72% are not considering a reduction in part-time workers’ hours.The ACA mandates...


Moody’s predicts one of the longest economic expansions in history

March 24, 2015

Moody’s Analytics expects the current US economic expansion to be one of the longest in history, as jobs continue to grow, wages revive and households and businesses balance sheets strengthen, the economic forecast provider announced today.Moody's Analytics US Macro Forecast reports the US econom...


WilsonHCG acquires Sumner Grace

March 24, 2015

Recruitment process outsourcing provider WilsonHCG acquired Sumner Grace, a US-based global talent acquisition, talent management and workforce planning consulting firm.The transaction closed March 16; terms were not disclosed.Sumner Grace, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., complements WilsonHCG...


ASA staffing index hits record high for 10th consecutive week

March 24, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 2.83% for the week of March 9 to March 15 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 96.21, the 10th consecutive week that the ASA Staffing Index has reached a record high.


Core values and engagement — staffing quote of the week

March 24, 2015

“It’s almost impossible to move people into a state of full engagement if you don’t have core values,” said Ryan Estis during a keynote speech last Thursday at Staffing Industry Analysts’ North America Executive Forum in Orlando, Fla. Estis is a business performance expert with more than 20 years...


Insperity appoints new board members at investor’s request

March 23, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, reached an agreement with its largest shareholder, Starboard Value LP, regarding the composition of its board of directors in advance of the company’s 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. Starboard, a New York-based investment adviser, disclo...


Fannie Mae forecasts GDP growth of 2.8% for US

March 23, 2015

Economic growth took a hit in the first quarter of 2015 due to temporary factors, including the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategy Research Group. However, much of the economic activity expected at the beginning...


81% of South Florida IT leaders predict ‘very strong’ hiring

March 23, 2015

As the economy strengthens and more opportunities arise for IT talent, employer concerns peak, according to surveys released today by Protech. The Boca Raton Fla.-based IT staffing firm surveyed South Florida IT leaders and found 69% of employers are concerned about losing talent, up from 63% las...


Small businesses optimism hits new high, survey says

March 23, 2015

Optimism among small business owners hit a one-year high in March, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for March, with 81% saying  they are optimistic about the small business economy and 89% saying business is the same or better than last year.In addition, the avera...


State seeks two staffing firm owners for $373,351 in taxes, penalties

March 23, 2015

Two owners of a staffing firm are being sought by authorities for $373,351 in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties, the Georgia Department of Revenue reported Friday.Linda Maddox, also known as Linda Naylor and co-owner Delayne Sproles, owned and operated Temporary Resource Personnel LLC and TRP...