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Business down? Here's how to counter-attack

January 21, 2009

For those in the staffing industry fighting the tough economic environment, Staffing Industry Analysts Senior Research Analyst Nöel Calvi looks at several tools that can help in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


ClearPoint signs interim COO deal

January 21, 2009

ClearPoint Business Resources Inc. (OTCBB: CPBR.OB), signed a deal with XRoads Solutions Group LLC to provide a chief operating officer and other services to the company, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Brian Delle Donne, a principal at XRoads, will serve a...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

January 21, 2009

Here is a citation regarding research on nurse staffing by economists Andrew Goodman-Bacon and Yukako Ono. CITATION - Significance of demographic factors on temp nursing employment *Nurses in larger local markets more likely to choose per diem and/or travel*Understanding why nurses choose tempora...


Survey - Average IT salary rises amid recession

January 21, 2009

The average salary for information technology workers rose 4.6% over the past year to $78,035 despite the crumbling economy, according to an annual survey released today by Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX), operator of the Dice.com job board for IT professionals. IT workers in Charlotte NC received...


Join our list of potential acquirers

January 20, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts is compiling a list of staffing firms that are interested in making acquisitions in 2009. If you would like to be put in contact with companies interested in being acquired, you can accomplish that in the next five minutes by filling out our very brief questionnaire of...


People - SkillStorm, Judge, TechTeam, Aquent

January 20, 2009

SkillStorm named a new chief operating officer, the Judge Group appointed a president of its Judge Consulting Group subsidiary, TechTeam Global Inc.'s (NASD: TEAM) CEO was elected chairman and Aquent announced several appointments. SkillStorm promoted Jim Jackson to chief operating officer. Jac...


Harvey Nash opens Vietnam site

January 20, 2009

The Harvey Nash Group PLC, a London-based information technology staffing and solutions company, said it's opening a new wireless technology center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, that will include 200 jobs as part of a $65 million deal between it and Alcatel-Lucent AG, a telecommunications compa...


Report - Canadian feds raise staffing spending

January 20, 2009

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday the Canadian federal public service spent C$276 million (US$221.7 million) on temporary employees in 2007-2008, up from C$105 million in 2003-2004. Commissions to staffing firms accounted for about 20% of the costs, the broadcasting company reported.


Crdentia goes private

January 20, 2009

Healthcare staffing firm Crdentia Corp. is now a private company. It announced Friday that a reverse stock split has been finalized to allow for its transition from a public company. The Dallas-based company continues to handle travel nurse staffing, per diem, allied healthcare, locum tenens and...


Report - Canadian feds raise staffing spending

January 20, 2009

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday the Canadian federal public service spent C$276 million (US$221.7 million) on temporary employees in 2007-2008, up from C$105 million in 2003-2004. Commissions to staffing firms accounted for about 20% of the costs, the broadcasting company reported.