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ISM says employment to increase as economic recovery continues in 2015

December 10, 2014

Economic growth in the US will continue in the New Year, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s semi-annual economic forecast. Manufacturing employment is expected to increase 1.5 percent on average for the full year of 2015 and non-manufacturing employment is expected to increase 1.7...


CEOs spend almost half their time on HR issues, survey finds

December 10, 2014

CEOs spend an average of up to 46 percent of their time on HR issues, including management of on-the-job employee safety, benefit compliance, hiring practices and workplace litigation, according to the CEO HR Pain Points Survey released by TriNet (NYSE: TNET).Thirty-three percent of CEOs cited HR...


California law could increase underwriting scrutiny on buyers — Web

December 10, 2014

Business Insurance reports a new California law, AB 1897, could increase scrutiny from underwriters. For the story, click here.


US Supreme Court rules in staffing firm’s favor in security check case

December 9, 2014

The US Supreme Court today ruled time workers spend waiting to go through security screenings is noncompensable.In Integrity Staffing v. Busk, staffing firm workers sought payment for time spent waiting in security screening lines when leaving the warehouse of staffing client Amazon.com. The case...


ManpowerGroup survey: US Q1 hiring momentum continues

December 9, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the first quarter, according to the first-quarter 2015 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 US employers surveyed, 19 perc...


CTPartners reports EEOC complaint, says claim does not have merit

December 9, 2014

Executive search firm CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP) announced Monday it is aware a former employee submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission but said the claim does not have merit.The New York Post newspaper reported Monday CTPartners took away profitable accounts from...


General Employment revenue falls 17% in fiscal Q4

December 9, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, reported net revenue fell 16.7 percent to $9.4 million in the company’s fourth fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30.The company said the decline in revenue was primarily a result of reducing certain l...


Randstad begins new US outplacement business

December 9, 2014

Randstad Sourceright announced an outplacement business offering in the US, entering a segment dominated by two large players.Randstad’s business line is called “career transition services.” It includes outplacement, where a downsized employee is assisted in finding a new job outside the client c...


US job openings rise in October but hiring edges down

December 9, 2014

The number of US job openings in October rose 3.2 percent from September to 4.8 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings level increased over the year for many industries, including both professional and business servi...


Why do employees leave their jobs?

December 9, 2014

Many workers, especially millennials, are often angling for their next raise, and almost half don’t mind job hopping to boost their salaries, according to a survey released by staffing firm Addison Group. The survey found 44 percent of workers would leave their job for not making enough money.Whi...