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Survey finds disconnect in mobile work needs

May 18, 2015

Many businesses struggle to address the needs of on-the-go employees, according to the second annual 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace Survey released today by theEMPLOYEEapp.The research found 40% of employees don’t work in a traditional office setting, while 55% indicated they travel for...


Michigan court rules for Randstad in overtime class-action case

May 15, 2015

A Michigan federal court this week ruled Randstad’s account managers, assistant branch manager, and staffing consultants are administrative employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and not entitled to overtime pay.The plaintiffs had claimed that they were misclassified as exempt from the over...


Weaker growth in US forecast for GDP

May 15, 2015

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next three years is weaker than it was three months ago, according to the new second-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The 44 forecasters surveyed also revised downward their es...


Virtual assistant provider names COO

May 15, 2015

Zirtual, which provides US-based virtual assistants, announced Ramon Icasiano will join the company this month as COO, a new position within the company.“I’m interested in the disruption of the business model, the transformation of people’s consumption of administrative services and how our emplo...


Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax to lead GDP growth

May 15, 2015

Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax will record the fastest economic growth rates this year among the 13 census metropolitan areas covered in The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Spring 2015. Meanwhile, the report calls for long-standing economic leaders Calgary and Edmonton to fall...


No online info? 35% of employers less likely to interview

May 15, 2015

More than one third of employers, 35%, reported they are less likely to interview job candidates if they are unable to find information about that person online, according to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey. The survey also found 35% of employers who screen via social...


Petroleum engineering is highest-paid major for 2015

May 15, 2015

Engineering majors top the list of highest-paid majors for the class of 2015, according to a report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Petroleum engineering ranked as the highest-paid college major for this year’s grads.The projected median starting salary for bachelor’s deg...


People: Oasis, Alexander Mann, Korn Ferry, Jibe and more

May 15, 2015

Oasis Outsourcing, a professional employer organization based in West Palm Beach, Fla., announced President and CEO Mark Perlberg has been elected to the board of directors at Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), effective May 12. Staffing Industry Analysts ranks Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cro...


Recruit sees moderate expansion trend in North America, Europe staffing operations

May 14, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm, reported staffing operations in North America and Europe are enjoying a moderate expansion trend. North America staffing net sales rose 14.2% to ¥264.76 billion (US$2.21 billion) in its fiscal year ended March 31. (¥millions) FY...


TechServe Alliance: IT jobs up modestly in April

May 14, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in April from March, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 5.0% sinc...