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Succession plans lacking at all levels, accounting/finance survey suggests

August 27, 2015

Although people continue to quit their jobs in high numbers, few employers have backup plans should star performers leave their company, according to a survey released today by Robert Half Management Resources. The survey found only 10% of accounting and finance professionals reported someone int...

Temp workers give staffing agencies high marks

August 26, 2015

More than half, 53%, of temporary workers reported they were “extremely likely” to recommend their staffing agency to a friend or colleague, according to a survey of temporary workers by Staffing Industry Analysts. Sixty-four percent of respondents fell into the “promoter” category while 17% fell...

Chartwell Staffing Solutions hires new CFO

August 26, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., hired Dawn Gamble as CFO, effective July 27. She replaces Dion Soskin, who remains with the firm as a controller.Gamble most recently was controller for Houck, a construction company in Harrisburg, Pa., as well as assist...

Schumacher acquires Hospital Physician Partners

August 26, 2015

Private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX: OCX) acquired Hospital Physician Partners through its Schumacher Group subsidiary. The combined firms have a presence in 358 hospitals in 29 states.The transaction, completed in partnership with HPP Founders Dr. David Schillinger and Jeffrey Schillinger, was f...

Express survey: 62% of businesses have difficulty filling positions

August 26, 2015

It is increasingly difficult for employers to fill open positions, according to survey results from Express Employment Professionals. The survey of 373 Express clients found 62% said it was “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult” to recruit and fill open positions. This is an increase from a sim...

Ecosystem needed to ‘future-skill’ a workforce, The Conference Board finds

August 26, 2015

As emergent trends demand continuous expansion and evolution of employee skill sets, companies face an urgent need for holistically integrated talent strategies, according to the report, “Future-Skilling Your Workforce,” released today by The Conference Board.The report found new expectations for...

Half of workers experience onboarding mishaps, OfficeTeam survey finds

August 26, 2015

More than half of workers experienced mishaps when starting a new job, according to research released today from staffing firm OfficeTeam. The survey found 54% of workers interviewed said they’ve experienced at least one mishap when starting a new job. For 33% of those surveyed, their computer, p...

BG Staffing appoints new CFO

August 25, 2015

BG Staffing Inc. (NYSE: BGSF), a Plano, Texas-based staffing firm, appointed Dan Hollenbach as CFO, effective Aug 24. He replaces CFO Michael Rutledge, who resigned to pursue other business opportunities, according to the filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.From May 2014 to Augu...

ASA index falls up over week, down over year

August 25, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of August 10 to August 16 rose 1.00% compared to the previous week, but was down 1.99% compared with the same week last year. The index value fell to 98.32.

Consumer confidence rebounds in August

August 25, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US rose in August to a reading of 101.5 (1985=100), up from a July reading of 91.0, The Conference Board announced today.“Consumer confidence rebounded in August, following a sharp decline in July,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic in...