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Economists’ GDP estimates little changed, job forecast updated

November 17, 2014

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next four years is little changed from three months ago, according to the new fourth-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Forecasters lowered their estimate of monthly payroll grow...


Michael Page names new exec for Canada, Boston and Chicago

November 17, 2014

Michael Page International plc, a London-based professional staffing firm, appointed Steve White as senior managing director for Canada, Boston and Chicago.White joined Michael Page in 1998 as a consultant in Birmingham, UK, and was promoted to manager for Michael Page marketing in 2001. He reloc...


Two-thirds say diversity important when choosing employer

November 17, 2014

Almost two-thirds, 67 percent, of people say a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers, according to a survey released today by Glassdoor.When it comes to the recruiting process, minority groups value diversity even more than the average job seeker. Seven...


VMS provider PeopleFluent names chairman

November 17, 2014

PeopleFluent, the Waltham, Mass.-based provider of the PeopleFluent vendor management system, appointed Jon Salon as chairman of the board. He replaces Charles Jones, who remains a director.Jones was CEO of the company until October 2013. He was then replaced by Jeff Carr. This freed Jones u...


Mexican economy unlikely to increase growth pace

November 17, 2014

The slowing growth rate of the leading economic index for Mexico suggests economic expansion should continue into early 2015, but an acceleration in the pace of growth is unlikely, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index for Mexico fell sharply in Se...


How the candidate experience affects your bottom line — Staffing Stream

November 17, 2014

Companies with an engaging and positive employment brand not only improve their chances of attracting and retaining talent but can build customer loyalty, writes John Wilson, founder and CEO of WilsonHCG, in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where iss...


Caldwell Partners revenue up 28%

November 14, 2014

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the U.S., reported revenue rose 28.0 percent year over year to C$13.2 million (US$12.2 million) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Aug. 31.US revenue rose 36 percent from the fourth quarter of...


World’s fifth-largest staffing firm reports revenue up 10%

November 14, 2014

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, reported net sales rose 10.4 percent to ¥617.3 billion (US$5.64 billion) at the end of the first half of its fiscal year on Sept. 30.The company operates staffing services, and it operates publis...


Acquisitions boost CRS’ Q3 revenue

November 14, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) reported revenue rose 25 percent year over year to $260.3 million in its third quarter ended Oct. 3. The company attributed the increase primarily to acquisitions made late in 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014 that added $32.1 million in revenues....


IT firms to add staff in 2015, report finds

November 14, 2014

Most IT organizations plan to increase IT staff headcount, according to the IT spending and staff outlook for 2015 released by Computer Economics. However, capital spending on data center and network infrastructure will remain lackluster.More than half of IT organizations will increase IT staff h...