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How to hold on to top talent — Staffing Stream

April 13, 2015

In today’s competitive job market, job seekers have the upper hand as companies scramble to find and retain top talent, writes Jay Houston in The Staffing Stream. Houston, president of the finance and accounting practice at Addison Group, discusses a survey that sheds light on how companies can e...


Electronics group bans recruitment fees to workers

April 10, 2015

An association of global electronics companies voted to prohibit the charging of recruitment fees to workers, either by recruiters or directly by employers. The Electronics Industry Citizenship Council said excessive recruitment fees can lead to forced labor, trapping workers in debt to the...


Caldwell Partners revenue up 30%

April 10, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US, reported revenue rose 30% year over year to C$11.9 million (US$9.5 million) in its fiscal second quarter ended Feb. 28.US revenue rose 19% from the second quarter of 2014 (6% excluding...


TSR revenue rises 17%

April 10, 2015

Information technology staffing provider TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 17.2% year over year to $14.2 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28. The Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported net loss attributable to TSR narrowed to $85,000 from $91,000 in the prior-year’s third qua...


Canada adds 28,700 jobs in March; growth is in part-time employment

April 10, 2015

Employment in Canada rose by 28,700 in March from February, driven by gains in part-time work, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs fell by 28,200 while part-time jobs rose by 56,800.Total employment in Canada was approximately...


OSHA cites Georgia staffing buyer, not staffing firms

April 10, 2015

Staffing buyer North American Container Corp. a wood crate manufacturer in Adairsville, Ga., was cited for eight safety and health violations with proposed penalties of $59,400, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. The company makes crates and corrugated boxes for lawn...


People: Volt, Healthcare IT Leaders, Randstad, Futurestep, Caldwell and more

April 10, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) named Bryan Berndt as controller and chief accounting officer, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Berndt most recently served as controller and chief accounting officer at Reader’s Digest Association Inc. Volt’s ne...


Korn Ferry says it fired exec for allegedly soliciting escorts — Web

April 10, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) in a court filing late Thursday said it fired Robert Damon, who was executive chairman of the Americas until his dismissal in January, for allegedly using his company email address to solicit escorts and distribute photogra...


Resources Connection revenue up 10%

April 9, 2015

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 10.6% year over year to $146.8 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28.The prior year’s quarter included the Thanksgiving holiday. The company estimates the revenue impact of the Thanksgiving holiday shift was approximately $4...


IT jobs in US increase by 0.3% during March

April 9, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in March from February to almost 4.8 million, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry.On a year-over-year basis, the number of IT jobs rose 5.1% in the US, adding 234,70...