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Tech firm fined for paying as little as $1.21 per hour — Web

October 24, 2014

The Associated Press reports a Silicon Valley technology company was fined for paying workers brought in from India as little as $1.21 per hour. For the story, click here.

Seaton acquisition boosts TrueBlue Q3 revenue

October 23, 2014

Third-quarter revenue at industrial staffing provider TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) rose 40.4 percent with a boost from its acquisition of Seaton, which operates the Staff Management | SMX, PeopleScout and other brands. TrueBlue closed the deal on the first day of its third quarter.Third-quarter reve...

Korn Ferry survey finds 71% plan salary increases next year

October 23, 2014

A survey by Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) found 71 percent of executives plan to increase staff salaries next year; 27 percent expect no salary increases or decreases in 2015, and 2 percent plan salary decreases.The survey also found 90 percent plan to give year-end bonuses and 36 percent...

US leading index returns to growth in September

October 23, 2014

The US leading economic index rose in September, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.8 percent in September to a reading of 14.4 (2004 = 100), following no change in August and a 1.1 percent increase in July.“The financial markets are reflecting turmoil and unease, but the data...

US jobless claims average falls to lowest level since 2000

October 23, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 3,000 to a total of 281,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 284,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level...

Canadian staffing index posts modest year-over-year decline in September

October 23, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 114 in September, a decrease of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 116 in September 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis...

New Provade president cites VMS trends

October 23, 2014

What are the trends in VMS? They include demands for more mobile operability, business intelligence and reporting, and integration with enterprise-wide systems, according to Hans Bukow in a visit to Staffing Industry Analysts. Bukow recently took over the reigns as president of VMS provider Prova...

Employees’ most creative on-the-job sick leave excuses

October 23, 2014

In the past year, 28 percent of employees called in to work sick when they were feeling well, down from 32 percent last year, according to a CareerBuilder survey.While 49 percent of employees said they have a paid time off program that allows them to use their time off however they choose, 23 per...

Compensation top reason employees quit, Robert Half survey finds

October 23, 2014

CFOs and workers cited salary as one of the top reasons employees quit their jobs, according to research released by Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI). Twenty-eight percent of CFOs cited inadequate salary and benefits as the most likely reason good employees quit their jobs; 38 percent of emp...

Opening a staffing branch office — Staffing Stream

October 23, 2014

Over the last six months, AVID Technical Resources has been engaged in opening a new branch in San Francisco. In a new post in The Staffing Stream, Samantha Keefe, the firm’s interactive marketing manager, discusses why hiring was ironically the most difficult and important task in creating the I...