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ManpowerGroup survey: US Q4 hiring sustains momentum

September 9, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the fourth quarter, according to the fourth-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). This is the strongest net employment outlook since the first quarter of 2008.Among U.S. employers surveyed, 19...


Canada: Conroy Ross Partners expands executive search footprint

September 9, 2014

Conroy Ross Partners, a retained search and consulting firm, announced an agreement with eastern-based firm Optimum Talent Executive Search to integrate Optimum’s executive search division into the Conroy Ross brand. Optimum also provides a suite of human resources and executive consultant servic...


Odgers Berndtson forms advisory board

September 9, 2014

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson formed a leadership advisory board and named its first members. Additional members will be named over the course of the year.The initial advisory board members are Edward Mathias, a managing director of The Carlyle Group; General George W. Casey (U.S. Army,...


Quote of the week: Canada’s temporary foreign worker program permanently axed for some businesses

September 9, 2014

“We were hopeful that the government would really look at the statistics and the facts. That hope was dashed,” The Burnside News quoted Jennifer English, a senior policy analyst with the Nova Scotia Canadian Federation of Independent Business, as saying in a story about changes to Canada’s tempor...


Syntel names head of North American sales

September 8, 2014

Information technology service provider Syntel Inc. (NASD: SYNT) appointed Christopher Mason as head of North America sales, effective today.Mason will lead Syntel's business development efforts, develop strategies for driving growth within the company’s strategic client accounts, and work to ide...


Adecco, Randstad top list of largest Canadian staffing firms

September 8, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released its list of the largest staffing and talent engagement firms in Canada. The annual list includes 21 staffing firms with C$50 million or more in Canadian revenue in 2013.Combined, these firms generated C$4.5 billion in Canadian staffing and talent engagement rev...


Employment trends index signals robust job growth

September 8, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index increased in August to a reading of 121.29, up from July’s upwardly revised reading of 120.62. The August reading is up 6.4 percent from the same month a year ago.“The strong increase in the employment trends index in recent months signals robus...


Compensation programs falling short at US employers, survey finds

September 8, 2014

Despite the importance of pay when it comes to attracting and retaining employees, companies are falling short in the delivery of their base pay and annual incentive programs, according to the Towers Watson Data Services Salary Budget Survey. Companies also do not differentiate pay for their best...


Hiring in 2014: Big challenges, real solutions — Staffing Stream

September 8, 2014

Research conducted by national staffing franchise PrideStaff found that, for most employers, current economic and employment conditions are decidedly not the best of circumstances, writes Tammi Heaton, COO of PrideStaff, in The Staffing Stream. Heaton discusses key insights from the online survey...


Web: Legal use of marijuana clashes with job rules

September 8, 2014

The New York Times reports on the conflict between legal medical marijuana use and drug-free workplace policies. To read the article, click here.