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O'Neill Consulting acquires executive search firm

May 19, 2015

O'Neill Consulting Group, a retained executive search firm headquartered in South Kingstown, R.I., acquired New York-based DMR Advisory LLC. The transaction closed Monday; terms were not made public.DMR Founder and Managing Director Doug Rosen will become a principal with the O’Neill Consulting G...


IT workers feeling less stress, TEKsystems finds

May 19, 2015

Stress levels for IT professionals have decreased sharply since 2014, according to TEKsystems’ third annual IT stress and pride survey.“This year certainly paints a much rosier picture than last year — we’ve seen a significant drop in stress and a positive swing in pride and satisfaction,” said T...


Big data analytics is most in-demand IT skill, Harvey Nash reports

May 19, 2015

Digital innovation is dominating IT, but many companies are struggling to manage it, according to the Harvey Nash 2015 CIO Survey released today in association with KPMG. Despite efforts to close the skills gap, this year skills concerns are running one-third higher than in 2013, according to the...


Majority of global organizations lack veteran recruiting programs, Futurestep reports

May 19, 2015

Organizations lack an organized focus on recruiting veterans, according to a global executive survey by Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY).The survey found 80% of respondents’ organizations do not have specific veteran hiring outreach programs, and 81% said they do not have clear me...


Canada’s oil and gas employment — staffing quote of the week

May 19, 2015

“We are not witnessing a 1980s oil recession,” writes Express Employment Professionals Chairman and CEO Bob Funk in a Calgary Herald editorial about the state of oil and gas employment. “We are, in fact, facing a much more stubborn and long-term problem: getting skilled people into the workforce....


Global Power 50, Women in Staffing List — Staffing Stream

May 18, 2015

For the first time in its 25-year history, Staffing Industry Analysts is compiling a global list of the 50 most powerful women executives in staffing. Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, media products at Staffing Industry Analysts, writes about why it is time to recognize the contribution of...


General Employment revenue up 2% in fiscal Q2

May 18, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, reported net revenue rose 1.7% to $9.8 million in its 2015 second fiscal quarter ended March 31. Net revenue was $10.8 million on a pro forma basis, which includes results of Scribe Solutions,...


Field Nation acquires fellow freelance management system provider

May 18, 2015

Field Nation, a freelance management system provider, acquired Field Solutions, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based freelance management system provider, the companies announced today.According to the Field Nation, this is the first pure-play, intra-industry acquisition in the freelance management system m...


Skilled trades are hardest jobs to fill, ManpowerGroup report says

May 18, 2015

Skilled trade vacancies ranked as the hardest-to-fill jobs in US for the sixth consecutive year, according to ManpowerGroup’s (NYSE: MAN) 10th annual talent shortage survey. And for the fourth consecutive year, skilled trade roles are the hardest to fill globally.“Talent shortages are real and ar...


Mexico indexes improve slightly in March

May 18, 2015

Despite a small improvement in the leading economic index and steady growth in the coincident economic index, it is too early to conclude the rate of Mexico’s economic expansion will accelerate in the coming months, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico increased...