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Another CTPartners shareholder weighs in on possible sale

March 20, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) shareholder Maguire Asset Management today called for the company’s board to initiate a “well-orchestrated” sale process and immediately appoint new independent board members.“Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of...


Canadian staffing index slips in February

March 20, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 92 in February, a decrease of 6% from the reading of 98 in February 2014. The index also fell 6% sequentially from the January index value of 98.“The Canadian Staffing Index suggests a continued lack of ye...


Managers value attributes over skills for entry-level hiring, survey finds

March 20, 2015

Managers place a higher importance on soft skills like attitude and work ethic than hard trade skills when considering new candidates for entry-level positions, according to a survey released by Instructure, a software-as-a-service company and creator of the Bridge learning and engagement platfor...


Memphis area posts highest jobless rate

March 20, 2015

The Memphis, Tenn., metropolitan area posted the highest unemployment rate in January, 7.9%, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The lowest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in January was found in th...


People: Insperity, David Aplin Group, Koya and more

March 20, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, promoted VP of Sales Ross Astramecki to senior VP of sales. Astramecki joined Insperity in 1994 as a sales consultant in Orlando, Fla., and has since served as district manager in St. Louis and San Diego, regional manager for Northern and Sou...


Big ideas for staffing firms — Executive Forum

March 19, 2015

A list of 20 opportunities for staffing firms was presented Wednesday by Jon Osborne, VP, strategic research at Staffing Industry Analysts, during the Executive Forum North America in Orlando.Some of the ideas presented include: Consider the education staffing market. It’s the fastest-growin...


McKinley Consulting joins sister company Versique

March 19, 2015

Minneapolis-based McKinley Consulting Inc. merged with sister company Versique Search & Consulting under a corporate restructuring. The transaction closed Jan. 1 and was announced March 18. Terms were not disclosed.The combined entity now operates under the Versique brand, which retains all M...


ASA: Staffing employment up more than 5% in 2014

March 19, 2015

US staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2014, up 5.4% from 2013, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association.Over the course of 2014, staffing firms hired a total of 14.6 million temporary and contract employees...


County in Silicon Valley posts highest wage in Q3

March 19, 2015

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large US county areas in the third quarter of 2014, while Olmsted County in Minnesota posted the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly wage, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Santa Clara County, home...


US leading index points to short-term growth

March 19, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.2% in February to a reading of 121.4 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2% increase in January and a 0.4% increase in December.“Widespread gains among the leading indicators continue to point to short-term growth,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, economist...