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CFO move lets Command Center elect new director

July 15, 2015

Industrial staffing provider Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI) elected Richard Finlay to its board effective July 9 after CFO Jeff Wilson stepped down. Wilson will remain CFO; he left the board to allow the company to elect an independent director.Wilson has been a board member at the Coeur D’Ale...


Companies implementing new video recruiting tactics, survey finds

July 15, 2015

While video interviewing has become commonplace — some 71% use real-time video tactics such as Skype for interviewing candidates— many companies now use innovative video tactics to attract the best and brightest, according to a global executive survey by Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE...


Workers lack confidence in job skills, survey finds

July 15, 2015

Nearly one-third of American workers feel they are lagging behind in their job skills and anticipate that this will hinder their career advancement and promotions, according to Spherion Staffing Services’ 2015 Emerging Workforce Study.According to the study, 48% of all employers see finding quali...


ADP Workforce Vitality Index up 4% in Q2

July 15, 2015

The ADP Workforce Vitality Index, a measure of the total wages paid to the US private-sector workforce, rose 4.1% year over year to a level of 108 (3Q2013=100, not seasonally adjusted) in the second quarter of 2015.The quarterly report analyzes the overall vitality of the US labor market based on...


Page Group North America gross profit rises 21%

July 14, 2015

Michael Page International Plc, a London-based professional staffing firm, reported second-quarter gross profit in its North America unit rose 21% year over year on a constant currency basis. The firm cited a record quarter for the US and Canada and exceptional performance from New York.The compa...


Recruit fund invests in tech recruitment platform and code challenge community

July 14, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, invested in HackerRank, a technical recruitment platform and code challenge community owned by Interviewstreet Inc.The investment is the second in the US for the Recruit’s HR Technology Fund, whi...


Private equity firm completes Belcan acquisition

July 14, 2015

Private equity investor AE Industrial Partners LLC completed its acquisition of Belcan Corp., a Cincinnati-based engineering services and technical staffing provider in the aerospace, power generation and industrial markets.Terms were not disclosed.Concurrent with the closing of the transaction,...


CFO hiring expectations fall in Q2 but long-term outlook remains strong, Deloitte survey finds

July 14, 2015

Large-company CFOs’ long-term outlook for the North American economy remains strong despite weakening confidence in their own companies' prospects, according to Deloitte LLP’s second-quarter CFO Signals survey. Expected growth in revenue and earnings hit an historic survey low and hiring expectat...


Caldwell forms alliance with firm in Latin America

July 14, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US, formed a strategic alliance with CPGROUP LATAM Ltd., expanding its footprint in Latin America. CPGROUP LATAM was founded by the partners who established and led the Latin American...


Korn Ferry CEO: What it takes to land a job like his — staffing quote of the week

July 14, 2015

“Earlier in my career at Korn Ferry, when I was an operating officer and a CFO, I could still be ‘one of the guys,’” Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison wrote in Fortune. “People viewed me as a person, not as a function. I was even allowed to have a ‘bad day’ once in a while without worrying about wheth...