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Soft skills as important as hard skills, survey finds

April 11, 2014

A majority of employers, 77 percent, believe soft skills are just as important as hard skills, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. And 16 percent of employers said soft skills are more important than hard skills when evaluating candidates for a job.Soft skills are less tangible skills associa...

People: Heidrick & Struggles, Optomi, RSR Partners, Koya and more

April 11, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Heidrick & Struggles, Optomi, Koya Leadership Partners, RSR Partners, Newhouse + Noblin, Resnik Partners, Arrow Strategies and Labor Smart.Executive sear...

Web: FBI investigating contract worker

April 11, 2014

The Baltimore Sun reports the FBI is investigating a former information technology contract worker at the University of Maryland who took administrators’ personal information in an effort to reveal a security flaw. For the story, click here.

IT employment strong in March; engineering job growth decelerates

April 10, 2014

The number of information technology jobs in the U.S. rose in March at the same strong pace as February. The TechServe Alliance’s IT employment index reported that IT jobs in the U.S. rose by 0.38 percent — or 17,700 jobs — in March from February. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment increase...

iGate revenue up 10%

April 10, 2014

iGate Corp. (NASD: IGTE) reported today revenue rose 9.9 percent to $302.2 million in its first quarter ended March 31, from $274.9 million in the first quarter of last year. Gross margin at the Fremont, Calif.-based information technology services firm narrowed to 37.5 percent from 38.1 percent...

Record tenure for CEOs in 2013

April 10, 2014

The percentage of S&P 500 companies that fired their CEO in 2013 was the lowest since 2010, according to the 2014 edition of CEO Succession Practices, a report released Wednesday by The Conference Board.The study found that 23.8 percent of all CEO turnover events reported last year by compani...

Jobless claims average down 4,750; total claims approach seven-year low

April 10, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 4,750 in the week ended April 5 to 316,250 from the previous week’s revised figure of 321,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving a...

Staffing Stream: Four things your talent won’t tell you

April 10, 2014

Pulling in the top talent isn’t easy, especially for staffing agencies, writes Patricia Hughes in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Hughes, vice president of strategic alliances at Montage, discusses what your potential talent may be thinking but not telling you and some ways to address their co...

Web: Temp workers claim unfair treatment, file lawsuits

April 10, 2014

NBC Chicago reports on several class-action lawsuits currently in U.S. District Court that allege workers are being treated unfairly by temporary staffing agencies. To read the article, click here.

Group of internal workers sue Randstad for overtime pay

April 9, 2014

Four employees of Randstad Staffing in Michigan filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging Randstad misclassified workers to avoid paying overtime.The complaint alleges Randstad would classify employees as managers, supervisors or executives, then require them to work in excess of 50 to 60...