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Brand reputation on par with pay, ManpowerGroup report finds

June 25, 2015

Employer brand is just as important as pay in influencing career choices, according to a report from ManpowerGroup Solutions. The report finds one in four job seekers consider company reputation a driving factor when making career decisions.“Employer brand is an increasingly powerful tool for cre...


Clarification: Premier MSP program

June 25, 2015

Strategic Staffing Solutions remains the MSP for Premier Inc.’s internal corporate staffing program, to clarify a story that appeared earlier this week. AMN Healthcare Inc. was awarded a sole-source contract to provide healthcare staffing through Premier’s group purchasing organization program —...


New estimate shows GDP contracted less in Q1

June 24, 2015

A new estimate says US real GDP decreased in the first quarter at an annual rate of 0.2%, revising an earlier estimate that cited growth of 0.7%, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.Real GDP rose by 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014.Exports decreased less than previously estimated in...


IT jobs post modest growth in May, TechServe Alliance reports

June 24, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in May from April, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.8% since...


ACA impact on part-time employment is negligible, ADP finds

June 24, 2015

The number of part-time jobs and number of hours worked remained fairly stable following the implementation of the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, according to the ADP Research Institute’s new study, “The Affordable Care Act and Economics of the Part-Time Wor...


Lack of career path is top reason employees leave, Randstad survey finds

June 24, 2015

A lack of career path, not salary, is the top reason employees leave their jobs, according to Randstad’s 2015 Employer Branding Survey.The survey found 26% of employees who left their jobs in the past 12 months cited lack of career growth opportunities as the primary reason for leaving a company,...


Workers hesitant to request raises despite confidence, Robert Half survey finds

June 24, 2015

Workers hesitate to request raises despite confidence in their current organizations and job prospects, according to Robert Half's Confidence Matters research project released today. The survey found 89% of US workers believe they deserve a raise, but only 54% plan to ask for one this year.Instea...


MBA grads’ salaries post sharp increase, survey finds

June 24, 2015

Base salaries for MBA grads and students saw a sharp increase, according the sixth annual Training the Street MBA Employment Survey. The survey found 43% of respondents received base salary offers of at least $125,000, up significantly from the 26% of respondents who reported salaries in the same...


Seventh-largest search firm to shut down, DHR to acquire assets via lenders

June 23, 2015

DHR International Inc., a Chicago-based executive search firm, moved forward with plans to acquire CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP), while CTPartners announced it may end operations by the end of the month and could seek bankruptcy protection.The two firms had been negotiating an...


Staffing firms to pay $3.5 million for mislabeled per diem payments

June 23, 2015

Six Gulf Coast staffing agencies agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million in back wages to more than 3,000 workers after US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigators found part of their wages were mislabeled as “per diem” payments as reimbursement for expenses they never incurred. Per d...