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The truth about best in class

December 15, 2008

Bryan Peña discusses his answer to the question "what type of contingent labor program is 'best'" in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


Medical Staffing Network gets new symbol

December 15, 2008

Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc. announced that its new trading symbol on the OTCQX market will be MNSW.PK. The company had traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MRN, but trading on the NYSE symbol is being suspended effective today. Medical Staffing Network had announced D...


National Technical revenue rises 25.4%

December 15, 2008

National Technical Systems Inc. (NASD: NTSC) posted a 25.4% increase in revenue to $32.6 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 31. However, the Calabasas CA-based firm said growth was 13.4% on an organic basis. In addition, National Technical Systems sold its information technology staff...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 15, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Retained search growth update *Two retained search heavyweights experiencing slowing demand*Korn/Ferry cutting staff; Heidrick expects 2% growth in 2006*One positive common denominator: growth still seen in life sciences For t...


Feds plan revised I-9 form

December 15, 2008

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday it filed a final rule to introduce a revised I-9 form. The biggest change in the updated form is that it prohibits expired documents from being used as identification when filling out the forms. The new form is set to be required by the e...


People - Heidrick, Empresaria

December 15, 2008

Heidrick & Struggles, a Chicago-based executive search firm, named Charles "Gerry" Davis as managing partner of global practices and Robert "Rob" Hines as managing partner of global operations. Davis previously served as regional managing partner in the Asia and Pacific, and he will retain the ro...


People - Poolia, Harvey Nash, Groupe Crit

December 12, 2008

Poolia AB, a staffing firm based in Sweden, said CFO Mats Påhlson will leave within six months for a new position as CFO at education company Academedia. Påhlson has been at Poolia since 2004. In addition, the company announced that Åsa Edman Källströmer will serve as managing director for S...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 12, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. INSIGHT - Direct hire staffing growth update *Direct hire bleeding continues in 3Q*Outlook remains bleak — continued contraction projected*Direct hire businesses cutting staff 5% For the full Insight, click here.


Report - Speed up foreign nurse visa process

December 12, 2008

Authorities should speed up processing of visa applications from foreign nurses to help alleviate the nursing shortage, according to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ombudsman. The nursing shortage hurts the U.S. healthcare industry, and lack of v...


Grand jury indicts staffing operation

December 12, 2008

A grand jury indicted a six-person group who operated staffing firms in western Pennsylvania and Ohio, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced this week. The group contracted out more than 100 workers who were "out-of-status" aliens, according to the U.S. Att...