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Blog: Lists do matter

April 21, 2010

The "buyer shopping lists" can be a way for staffing firms to get noticed, SI Review Managing Editor Jeff Reeder writes in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Manpower Q1 revenue rises 13%

April 21, 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), one of the world's largest staffing firms, reported first-quarter revenue rose 12.5% to $4.10 billion from the year-ago quarter -- up 5.1% in constant currency.

Milwaukee-based Manpower beat analysts' revenue estimate of $3.97 billion, according to Yahoo.com.

U.S. revenue...

Peopleclick Authoria names CEO

April 21, 2010

Peopleclick Authoria, a provider of a vendor management system and other products, named Joseph Licata Jr. as its CEO and president.

Licata has more the 25 years of experience in the technology sectors. He previously served as president and CEO of SER Solutions, and he has held management roles at Siemens...

QPS buys portion of staffing firm

April 21, 2010

QPS Employment Group, a Brookfield WI-based staffing firm, announced it acquired a portion of Engstrom Inc., a staffing firm based in Two Rivers WI.

Engstrom provides industrial, office/clerical, technical and professional staffing. QPS will retain Engstrom's staff and operate under the QPS name. However,...

Blog: Deciphering social networks

April 20, 2010

"Foursquare" and "Farmville" are some of the newer social networking tools. Hinda Chalew, Staffing Industry Analysts' senior VP of marketing and interactive services, discusses these in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.

Contract watch: CDI

April 20, 2010

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced its CDI IT Solutions unit was chosen by Citrix Systems Inc. to serve as a prime vendor to provide information technology staffing.

The deal calls for CDI to provide both temporary IT staff and direct hire placements.

Citrix is an IT firm whose products include GoToMeeting...

Study: Minimum nurse staffing ratios help

April 20, 2010

A study on the impact of California's state-mandated minimum nurse-to-patient ratios by University of Pennsylvania researchers found that there were lower mortality rates among patients and less burnout among nurses. The study also found that 40% of California nurses reported increased use of supplemental...

Get on buyers' shopping lists

April 20, 2010

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms -- also known as the buyers' shopping lists -- opened.

Staffing Industry Analysts compiles and publishes lists of staffing firms each year. The lists are based on this annual survey.

To go to the survey...

Adecco survey: Workers eye new jobs

April 20, 2010

U.S. workers are beginning to think about changing jobs -- particularly Generation Y workers, according to a survey released by Adecco Group North America.

The survey found that 30% of Gen-Y workers plan to seek a new job in 2010 compared to 14% at the end of 2008.

In addition, it found that 51% of...

Temp revenue to grow 8% in 2010 and 2011

April 19, 2010

Temporary staffing revenue will grow 8% in both 2010 and 2011, according to the latest staffing industry forecast released by Staffing Industry Analysts for corporate members. The previous forecast for 2010 called for revenue growth of 7%; the 2011 forecast is new.

INSIGHT - Staffing industry forecast:...