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Caldwell Partners revenue up 34%

July 11, 2014

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the U.S., reported revenue rose 34.0 percent year over year to C$12.4 million (US$11.4 million) in its fiscal third quarter ended May 31.U.S. revenue rose 48 percent from the third quarter of 201...


Authorities arrest five in foreign recruitment probe

July 11, 2014

Five people at Platinum Care, a Toronto-based foreign worker recruitment and placement agency, were arrested in an alleged scam involving the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced. The arrests follow a year-long investigation that centered on allegations in...


Canada loses 9,400 jobs in June despite full-time gain

July 11, 2014

Canada lost 9,400 jobs in June to a total of approximately 17.82 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 33,500 but the number of part-time jobs fell by 43,100.Employment rose by 72,300, or 0.4 percent, from June...


People: Accolo, Adecco, Consilium, TrueBlue, Ciber, PrideStaff, Alder Koten, Versique and Morgan Samuels

July 11, 2014

Firms with personnel announcements this week include Accolo Inc., Adecco, Consilium Staffing, TrueBlue Inc., Ciber Inc., PrideStaff, Alder Koten, Versique Search & Consulting and Morgan Samuels.Accolo Inc., a Larkspur, Calif.-based cloud recruiting company, appointed Luis Rivera as president...


Temp-hiring plans edge up in second half, survey says

July 10, 2014

A survey of hiring managers and human resource professionals found 33 percent plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the second half of 2014, according to CareerBuilder’s new mid-year 2014 U.S. job forecast. That’s up from the 31 percent who said the same in a separate survey for the second...


Job seekers rank fulfillment above cool offices

July 10, 2014

Job seekers are most excited by the opportunity to work in an industry they are passionate about, or the opportunity to work with people they professionally admire, according to an international survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW). Only 3 percent selected “innovative office design.”“Job...


Private equity invests $25 million in software provider erecruit

July 10, 2014

erecruit Holdings LLC, a provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, received a $25 million minority investment from private equity firm North Bridge Growth Equity.The growth funding, which is the first institutional investment in Boston-based erecruit, will be used for additional team me...


US jobless claims average falls by 3,500

July 10, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,500 in the week ended July 5 to 311,500 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 315,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


How to best prep a candidate for an interview — The Staffing Stream

July 10, 2014

Now that you’ve secured an interview for a candidate with your client, it’s time to prep them for the face-to-face encounter to capitalize on this opportunity. Michael Eisenstadt, managing partner and founder of Michael Greg Search Group Inc., discusses some of the best practices on candidate pre...


Web: Temp hemp enthusiast claims agency fired him

July 10, 2014

The Associated Press reports a temporary agency worker who waited in line overnight to be the first customer at Spokane’s first legal marijuana shop claims he was fired. For the story, click here.