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How well does your training program stand out to candidates? — Staffing Stream

August 21, 2014

Your training program for candidates can set you apart from the competition, writes Sean Pomeroy in The Staffing Stream. Pomeroy, CEO of Visibility Software, discusses the importance of effective and modern training programs. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues...

Construction employment up in 39 states

August 20, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 39 states in July on a year-over-over basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.Nevada posted the largest year-over-year percentage increase in construction employment in July a...

Corporate Resource Services releases Q1 results; announces Q2 coming by Nasdaq deadline

August 20, 2014

Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 4. The company also reported it will file financial results for its second quarter by the date of Sept. 29 as stipulated in its compliance plan with the Nasdaq.The New Yor...

Canada – Staffing index trending down over year

August 20, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 113 in July, a decrease of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 115 in July 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis, research...

Survey indicates wage pressure in the Midwest

August 20, 2014

The pressure to fill positions is increasing in the Midwest, where almost half of companies have open positions due to a lack of candidates, according to an employment forecasting survey by QPS Employment Group, a privately held staffing firm based in Brookfield, Wis.More than 70 percent of compa...

Web: How to identify soft skills in IT job candidates

August 20, 2014

CIO.com reports the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed and discusses how companies identify whether a job candidate has the “soft skills” to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business. To read the article, click here.

Caldwell Partners expands to Europe with London acquisition

August 19, 2014

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the U.S., agreed to acquire Hawksmoor Search, a London-based executive search firm targeting the insurance industry. Although Caldwell had a presence in London in the early 1980s, the deal marks...

Two-thirds of US workers work on vacation, survey finds

August 19, 2014

U.S. workers far exceed their international counterparts when it comes to working while on vacation, according to a new survey by travel website TripAdvisor. Seventy-seven percent of U.S. respondents report having worked on vacation during the past year, compared to an average of 40 percent in th...

Quote of the week: TaskRabbit CEO on workplace automation

August 19, 2014

“I definitely agree that the future of work is going to end up being more flexible, but not that automation will replace people,” TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque told The Wall Street Journal in a Q&A interview. “It'll be much more in the hands of what I like to call micro-entrepreneurs...

Blog: Don’t call us, we’ll call you …

August 19, 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses vendor management systems’ no-contact policies in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the full post, click here.