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Temp staffing revenue growth decelerates in April

June 1, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 9% year over year in April among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The year-over-year pace is a modest deceleration from the 13% growth rate reported in March, but in line with the 10% pace reported in Janua...


ManpowerGroup buys Greythorn staffing ops in Australia, Singapore

June 1, 2015

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) acquired the Australian and Singapore arm of Greythorn, a professional services and recruitment firm targeting the technology and finance sectors.Greythorn and its banking and finance subsidiary, Marks Sattin, will become wholly owned by ManpowerGroup Australia and...


Economy: PMI for May 2015

June 1, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index for US manufacturing rose to a reading of 52.8 in May from the April reading of 51.5. The reading indicates continued expansion, and at a faster pace than April. Readings above 50 indicate growth.MarketWatch reports the reading edge...


CTPartners exec, at one time in line to be CEO, joins Heidrick

June 1, 2015

CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP) executive Sylvain Dhenin, at one time in line to become CEO at the executive search firm, joined Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII). Dhenin will serve as Heidrick’s managing partner — Western Europe.Dhenin was announced as successor to CTPartners’...


Millennials driving corporate IT strategies, Randstad says

June 1, 2015

The surge of millennials in the US workforce is reshaping business environments and driving IT departments to adapt their infrastructures with millennial-friendly technologies, including mobility, cloud, big data and social media, according to a new study by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research...


Beeline VMS enhances OnForce integration — Staffing Stream

June 1, 2015

Beeline is enhancing the integration between its vendor management system and its OnForce online staffing operation it acquired last year.“OnForce will now be ‘plugged into’ Beeline’s VMS to give enterprises an option for self-sourcing workers,” David Francis, research associate at Staffing Indus...


New estimate says US GDP shrunk in Q1

May 29, 2015

A new estimate says US real GDP decreased in the first quarter at an annual rate of 0.7%, revising an earlier estimate that cited growth of 0.2%, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.However, the reading was better than the expected decline of 0.9%, according to a report by Michael Dol...


Canadian real GDP declines, worse than expected

May 29, 2015

Canadian real GDP contracted 0.6% at an annualized rate in the first quarter, Statistics Canada announced today. It was the worst showing since the second quarter of 2009 and a deceleration from 2.2% pace in the fourth quarter, according to a report by Randall Bartlett, senior economist at TD Ban...


People: Allegis, General Employment, PrideStaff and more

May 29, 2015

Executive search firm Allegis Partners, part of Allegis Group, added Mark Streifer as managing director in its human resources executive search and advisory practice. He most recently was VP of talent acquisition and planning with Covidien PLC. Streifer will be based in the firm’s Boston office.G...


Jackson names former VMS provider exec to advisory board

May 29, 2015

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest US healthcare staffing firm, named John Bardis to its board of advisors. Bardis is the founder and former CEO of MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS), which provides a vendor management system in the healthcare space.Bardis stepped down as CEO in February of this year...