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Report ranks largest engineering staffing firms

July 22, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released this year’s report on the largest U.S. engineering staffing firms. The report includes 19 staffing firms with 2013 temporary staffing revenue of $50 million or more generated in the engineering segment.The 19 firms in the report combined to generate $5.1 billio...


SMB firms: 33% to hire contract and permanent workers

July 22, 2014

A new SMB Job Generation Outlook survey by executive search firm Lucas Group found that 33 percent of small and midsize businesses plan to hire a combination of contract and permanent employees in the next quarter. And 7 percent plan to hire only contract employees in the next quarter — the lowes...


Quote of the week: Flex economy

July 22, 2014

“Did I have to push myself beyond my comfort zone? Absolutely,” InsuranceNewsNet quoted consultant Ruth Wepfer as saying in a story about workers in the flex economy. “But I love the flexibility. I love going to work at 4 in the morning and taking my kid out for ice cream at 3 in the afternoon.”...


Blog: Your double is in the building

July 22, 2014

For years, one of the reasons some companies have been shy about using remote contingent workers is the inability to connect with them visually. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses Double Robotics’ telepresence robot, which provides a physical presence at work for those who can't be...


ManpowerGroup revenue rises 6%

July 21, 2014

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) reported revenue rose 5.6 percent (3.7 percent in constant currency) in the second quarter to $5.32 billion, aided by an improved hiring environment in Europe. U.S. revenue at the Milwaukee-based staffing firm also rose year over year in the second quarter ended June 30....


Report ranks largest healthcare staffing firms

July 21, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), CHG Healthcare Services and Jackson Healthcare rank as the three largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S., according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 report on the largest healthcare staffing firms. Twenty-nine staffing firms generated at least $5...


Alder Koten division acquires Mexico City firm

July 21, 2014

Brakston Grey, a division of global professional services firm Alder Koten, signed a letter of intent to acquire Top Hire in Mexico City. Brakston Grey focuses on professionals and middle managers in the U.S. and Mexico. The transaction closed July 15; terms were not announced.Top Hire will...


Canada pilot program offer transit pass to new employees

July 21, 2014

The City of Kingston is partnering with local employment service agencies to introduce the Transit Employment Program – a pilot program that offers a free two-month Kingston Transit pass to help people get to and from new jobs.Local employment service agencies will help eligible individuals with...


Web: Microsoft imposes new rules on contract workers, requiring 6-month break from access

July 21, 2014

The Seattle Times reports Microsoft is imposing new service-length restrictions on those who work for the company through vendors and temp agencies. To read the story, click here.


From inquisition to interview — The Staffing Stream

July 21, 2014

Interviews could benefit from the interviewer taking a more inviting approach, writes Greg Rokos in The Staffing Stream. Rokos, who provides strategic direction for GreenJobInterview, discusses ways to improve the candidate experience. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog wh...