Labor markets keep tight, ‘toughest market I have ever seen’: report

This post was originally published on this siteLabor markets remained tight across the US, and employee compensation grew at a “modest-to-moderate” pace, according to the Federal Reserve Beige Book report released Wednesday. One staffing executive at a Minnesota firm called the labor market the “toughest market I have ever seen,” and the Atlanta Federal Reserve … Read moreLabor markets keep tight, ‘toughest market I have ever seen’: report

US Leading Economic Index falls for first time since December; growth remains slow in second half

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time since December, The Conference Board reported its US Leading Economic Index fell in June, portending slow growth for the second half of this year. “The US [Leading Economic Index] fell in June, the first decline since last December, primarily driven by weaknesses in new … Read moreUS Leading Economic Index falls for first time since December; growth remains slow in second half

IT jobs tick up for third month in US, but increases lackluster: TechServe Alliance

This post was originally published on this siteIT employment ticked up 0.02% in June from May to more than 5.3 million US jobs, but growth remains subdued, according to data released Wednesday by the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry. Year over year, the number of … Read moreIT jobs tick up for third month in US, but increases lackluster: TechServe Alliance

Canada adds 30,400 jobs in June following decline in May: ADP

This post was originally published on this siteThe number of jobs in Canada rose by 30,400 in June from May, according to the “ADP Canada National Employment Report.” That compares to a month-over-month decline of 36,700 jobs in May. “June experienced higher acceleration in job growth following a sharp decline in May,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, … Read moreCanada adds 30,400 jobs in June following decline in May: ADP

Wage and Hour Division cites three separate legal actions over two staffing firms, one employer

This post was originally published on this siteThe US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division cited legal actions against a hotel staffing firm in Florida over overtime pay, an IT staffing provider in California over H-1B violations and a North Carolina employer over H-2B visa violations. Brooks Hospitality Corp, which operates the Comfort Suites … Read moreWage and Hour Division cites three separate legal actions over two staffing firms, one employer

Attorneys general come out against employee noncompete agreements

This post was originally published on this siteAttorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia called for the Federal Trade Commission to consider prohibiting employee noncompete, non-solicitation and no-poach agreements. At a minimum, they urged the FTC to consider bans on intra-franchise no-poach agreements, noncompete agreements for low-wage workers and a ban on … Read moreAttorneys general come out against employee noncompete agreements

MBO Partners names new CEO

This post was originally published on this siteMBO Partners, a Herndon, Virginia-headquartered firm that provides independent workforce solutions to companies and independent workers, named Miles Everson as its new CEO effective immediately. Everson takes over the role from company founder Gene Zaino, who will remain with MBO as executive chairman. “I could not find a … Read moreMBO Partners names new CEO

Over a third loosen job requirements amid tight labor market: Adecco USA

This post was originally published on this siteSome hiring managers are loosening job requirements to help bring workers on board, according to a survey by Adecco USA, part of The Adecco Group. It found 37% loosened job requirements in order to recruit talent, and of those that did loosen their requirements, 72% did so within … Read moreOver a third loosen job requirements amid tight labor market: Adecco USA

TMP Worldwide acquires programmatic recruitment platform Perengo

This post was originally published on this siteTMP Worldwide, a New York-based recruitment advertising agency, announced it acquired Perengo, a San Francisco-based firm that provides a programmatic recruitment platform. “Both our technology as well as our team will be integrated into the TMP organization and we’ll work together on our shared vision for the talent … Read moreTMP Worldwide acquires programmatic recruitment platform Perengo

Median weekly earnings in US up 3.7% during Q2

This post was originally published on this siteMedian weekly earnings rose 3.7% for the 117.6 million full-time wage and salary workers in the US was $908 in the second quarter of this year compared to the second quarter of last year, not seasonally adjusted, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Full-time workers age … Read moreMedian weekly earnings in US up 3.7% during Q2

Temp sues over biometric fingerprint scanner (Cook County Record)

This post was originally published on this siteA worker objecting to the required use of a biometric fingerprint scanner filed a lawsuit in Illinois against a staffing firm, according to an article in the Cook County Record. Corey Williams filed the class action complaint against Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric … Read moreTemp sues over biometric fingerprint scanner (Cook County Record)

Peering into the gig economy (The Staffing Stream)

This post was originally published on this siteThe gig economy is generating an estimated $1.3 trillion in revenue, according to estimates by Staffing Industry Analysts. It’s also the centerpiece of the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference coming up in September. Get the lowdown on what’s planned in a new post in The Staffing Stream. … Read morePeering into the gig economy (The Staffing Stream)

Understand the gig revolution (The Staffing Stream)

This post was originally published on this siteThe gig economy is generating an estimated $1.3 trillion in revenue, according to estimates by Staffing Industry Analysts. It’s also the centerpiece of the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference coming up in September. Get the lowdown on what’s planned in a new post in The Staffing Stream. … Read moreUnderstand the gig revolution (The Staffing Stream)

Hays reports gross profit flat in Q2

This post was originally published on this siteLondon-based global staffing firm Hays plc reported net fees, also called gross profit, were flat in the second quarter. Gross profit was up in both its German market, the company’s largest single geography, and its “rest of the world” segment, which includes the US and Canada and other … Read moreHays reports gross profit flat in Q2

Triage Medical Staffing acquires Aspen Medical Staffing

This post was originally published on this siteTriage Medical Staffing, which ranks as the 35th-largest US healthcare staffing firm, announced today it acquired Aspen Medical Staffing LLC, a physical therapist-owned firm that places rehabilitation therapy professionals in travel, contract and permanent positions. Aspen was founded in 2014 and is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “Our … Read moreTriage Medical Staffing acquires Aspen Medical Staffing

Peoplelink Group names new CEO

This post was originally published on this siteThe Peoplelink Group named Jay Reid as its new CEO. Reid comes to Peoplelink with 23 years of experience in the staffing industry and formerly served as senior VP of the PeopleReady division at TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI). “We are truly excited about this new step we are … Read morePeoplelink Group names new CEO

67% of IT decision makers with hiring authority use text to communicate with job candidates

This post was originally published on this siteA majority of IT decision makers with hiring authority, 67%, use texting as a way to coordinate interviews with prospective job candidates, according to research by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In addition, 48% of US workers polled by the company … Read more67% of IT decision makers with hiring authority use text to communicate with job candidates

Only 15 employees at Amazon strike — Staffing quote of the week

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon reported only 15 of its employees took part in a publicly announced strike Monday outside a warehouse in Minnesota, Business Insider reported. “It was obvious to the 1,500-full-time workforce that an outside organization used Prime Day to raise its own visibility, conjured misinformation and a few associate … Read moreOnly 15 employees at Amazon strike — Staffing quote of the week

Nominations open for the Power 150 List of Women in Staffing

This post was originally published on this siteFor the fifth year in a row, Staffing Industry Analysts will produce the Global Power list of the most influential women in the staffing industry. Nominations have now opened. The Americas portion of the Global Power 150 — Women in Staffing list will appear in the November-December issue … Read moreNominations open for the Power 150 List of Women in Staffing

SIA sizes gig economy at 53 million workers, totals $1.3 trillion in revenue

This post was originally published on this siteUS revenue in the gig economy totaled $1.3 trillion in 2018 and it included 53 million workers, according to a recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts titled “The US Gig Economy.” Its results are based on an SIA survey as well as data from the US Census Bureau, … Read moreSIA sizes gig economy at 53 million workers, totals $1.3 trillion in revenue

Low unemployment good for economy, but finding workers is the challenge

This post was originally published on this siteLow unemployment is good news for the economy, but it can make recruiting more challenging. Particularly for staffing firms in areas with especially low unemployment. “We feel that every day because it’s been a struggle these days,” Bhuwan Sharma, an owner of the Burlington Employment Agency, said of … Read moreLow unemployment good for economy, but finding workers is the challenge

Staffing firm Hydrogen reports gross profit update, says US business strong

This post was originally published on this siteHydrogen Group plc, a London-based recruitment firm with operations in the US, reported net fee income, or gross profit, totaled more than £15 million (US$19.0 million) in the six months ended June 30, 2019, up from £14.8 million in the first six months of last year, according to … Read moreStaffing firm Hydrogen reports gross profit update, says US business strong

ShiftPixy postpones earnings release for fiscal Q3

This post was originally published on this siteShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY) postponed the release date for its fiscal third-quarter earnings report. The information was scheduled to be released today, but the company said it will provide a new date for release as soon as possible. Based in Irvine, California, ShiftPixy is a staffing platform focused … Read moreShiftPixy postpones earnings release for fiscal Q3

Yandex, Uber joint venture acquiring Russia-based ride-sharing firm’s operations

This post was originally published on this siteYandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), reported today its ride-sharing and food delivery joint venture with human cloud firm Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), agreed to acquire the intellectual property and call-center business of the Vezet group of companies in Russia. Vezet provides ride-sharing services in 123 Russian cities under the … Read moreYandex, Uber joint venture acquiring Russia-based ride-sharing firm’s operations

Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota plan strike (The Hill)

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon.com workers at a warehouse in Minnesota are planning a strike today, Amazon Prime Day, to protest labor conditions and call for more temporary workers to be made Amazon employees, The Hill reported. Amazon workers in Europe also went on strike, according to the report. But the walkout … Read moreAmazon warehouse workers in Minnesota plan strike (The Hill)

Gig ‘electronically mediated work’ triples: report

This post was originally published on this siteThe number of American doing electronically mediated work tripled over the past five years, but income from this work still accounts for less than 1% of total income, according to a report released this week by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. NCCI’s report describes “electronically mediated work” … Read moreGig ‘electronically mediated work’ triples: report

Indeed to buy ClickIQ

This post was originally published on this siteJobs website Indeed struck a deal to acquire ClickIQ, an automated job advertising platform based in the UK. The acquisition is set to close this month. “The team at ClickIQ have built an innovative technology solution for optimizing job advertising spend to reach both active and passive job … Read moreIndeed to buy ClickIQ

Accenture announces new CEO, other executive changes

This post was originally published on this siteAccenture plc (NYSE: ACN) appointed Julie Sweet as its new CEO effective Sept. 1. Sweet is presently CEO of Accenture’s business in North America, the global consulting and outsourcing firm’s largest market with revenue of approximately $18 billion in fiscal 2018. The division represents almost 50% of the … Read moreAccenture announces new CEO, other executive changes

People: Workforce Logiq, LandrumHR, Curate Partners, Lyft, Paychex, Upwork, CareerBuilder, Scout Exchange and more

This post was originally published on this siteWorkforce Logiq hired Andrea Sugden as chief global sales officer. Sugden most recently was executive VP, US sales and national accounts, for Adecco Staffing. LandrumHR promoted Mandy Sacco to president of Workforce Solutions, Jim Howe to VP of Workforce Solutions, and Chris Fountain to director of Workforce Management … Read morePeople: Workforce Logiq, LandrumHR, Curate Partners, Lyft, Paychex, Upwork, CareerBuilder, Scout Exchange and more

Overqualified job seekers at disadvantage, unless they are women (Carnegie Mellon University)

This post was originally published on this siteJob seekers who appear overly capable may be at a disadvantage — unless they are women, in which case being overqualified can be helpful, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University‘s Tepper School of Business. Hiring managers tend to perceive that overqualified candidates may lack commitment to the … Read moreOverqualified job seekers at disadvantage, unless they are women (Carnegie Mellon University)

Keeping gig economy workers engaged (Staffing Industry Review)

This post was originally published on this siteStaffing agencies today are using a number of methods to keep workers engaged and proactive in their gig work pursuits, according to an article in Staffing Industry Review by JoAnne Estrada, global head of contingent workforce solutions at Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Innovation Center. These include establishing talent communities and … Read moreKeeping gig economy workers engaged (Staffing Industry Review)

IC miclassification: California bill advances; New Jersey releases report, signs tri-state agreement

This post was originally published on this siteIndependent contractor misclassification was a topic in several states this week. California legislation that could force online human cloud firms and other companies to categorize their workers as employees was approved by a state Senate committee on Wednesday. Separately, the New Jersey governor released a report on misclassification, … Read moreIC miclassification: California bill advances; New Jersey releases report, signs tri-state agreement

Caldwell Partners’ professional fees edge up; chairman retires

This post was originally published on this siteRetained search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSE: CWL) reported professional fees rose 8.9% in its fiscal third quarter ended May 31. The Toronto-based firm reported professional fees were up 4.6% excluding the impact of IFRS 15 and were up just 1% when also excluding exchange rate … Read moreCaldwell Partners’ professional fees edge up; chairman retires

US private equity firm invests in German company providing software to staffing firms

This post was originally published on this sitePrivate equity firm The Riverside Co. announced an investment in Compana, a Feucht, Germany-headquartered provider of recruiting software for staffing firms. This deal follows a separate transaction last year when The Riverside Co. invested in GermanPersonnel, a Munich, Germany-based recruitment software firm. Its software-as-a-service offerings are focused on … Read moreUS private equity firm invests in German company providing software to staffing firms

Taking phone calls, being intoxicated and other job interview don’ts

This post was originally published on this siteFrom taking phone calls during job interviews to showing up under the influence of drugs, Express Employment Professionals surveyed business leaders and job seekers about the most inappropriate activities they have seen during job interviews. In one case, a candidate grabbed a doughnut without asking then proceeded to … Read moreTaking phone calls, being intoxicated and other job interview don’ts

Opportunity to nominate your clients to the CW Game Changers List, deadline approaches (The Staffing Stream)

This post was originally published on this siteMonday is the deadline to nominate contingent workforce managers for the 2019 CW Program Game Changers list. Staffing Industry Analysts’ Subadhra Sriram, editor & publisher, media products; and Managing Editor Sharon Thomas wrote about the list in a new post in The Staffing Stream. “These Game Changers care … Read moreOpportunity to nominate your clients to the CW Game Changers List, deadline approaches (The Staffing Stream)

Richmond Fed president doesn’t feel recession on the way (MarketWatch)

This post was originally published on this siteIs the economy headed for a recession? Thomas Barkin, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, said today he doesn’t think so, MarketWatch reported. There doesn’t appear to be issues with consumer spending, which makes up 70% of gross domestic product, he said. And the labor … Read moreRichmond Fed president doesn’t feel recession on the way (MarketWatch)

AI, administrative skills top fastest-growing online staffing jobs report

This post was originally published on this siteFast growth in jobs with artificial intelligence or administrative skills ranked among the top trends in a study of online jobs by Freelancer.com using data from its online staffing platform. Freelancer.com’s report, the “Fast 50,” included data from 433,000 jobs posted on the site in the second quarter. … Read moreAI, administrative skills top fastest-growing online staffing jobs report

PageGroup gross profit up 7% in constant currency during Q2

This post was originally published on this siteUK-based specialist recruitment firm PageGroup plc gross profit rose 7.4% in constant currency in the second quarter with the fastest growth happening in the Americas, where gross profit rose 17.4% in constant currency. Gross margin declined in the UK amid continued Brexit uncertainty impacting candidate and client confidence. … Read morePageGroup gross profit up 7% in constant currency during Q2

Tata Consultancy Services revenue up 9%

This post was originally published on this siteIT solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services reported revenue rose 8.6% in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30. The increase was 10.6% in constant currency. (US$ millions) Q1 2019 Q1 2018 % change Revenue $5,485 $5,051 8.6% Gross margin $2,220 $2,090 6.2% Gross margin percentage 40.5% 41.4%   … Read moreTata Consultancy Services revenue up 9%

Education staffing firm Proximity Learning sells to Education Solutions Services

This post was originally published on this siteEducation staffing firm Proximity Learning Inc. was sold to Education Solutions Services LLC, the second-largest US education staffing firm, in a deal that closed July 2, according to an announcement by CapStream Group. Proximity Learning is based in Austin, Texas. It provides virtual teachers to schools via web … Read moreEducation staffing firm Proximity Learning sells to Education Solutions Services

System One acquires The Rowland Group

This post was originally published on this siteSystem One announced Tuesday that it acquired The Rowland Group, a staffing provider with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Houston. The Rowland Group provides staffing in the energy, engineering, IT and finance/accounting segments. It will continue to operate under the Rowland brand as a division of System One. … Read moreSystem One acquires The Rowland Group

Avalution buys staffing provider BC Management

This post was originally published on this siteAvalution Consulting announced Tuesday that it acquired BC Management, a provider of staffing and data research. BC management is a recruitment and research company focused on the business continuity industry; its corporate office is in Huntington Beach, California. It also provides research on compensation assessments, program effectiveness and … Read moreAvalution buys staffing provider BC Management

Hires, job openings fall in May; rising uncertainty around economy

This post was originally published on this siteThe number of hires fell by 266,000 in May with most of the decline, 262,000, in private industry, but job openings were little changed, falling by 49,000 from April, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total separations also fell in … Read moreHires, job openings fall in May; rising uncertainty around economy

CEO report finds top execs moderately pessimistic in Q2

This post was originally published on this siteCEOs remain moderately pessimistic in the second quarter, according to The Conference Board’s Measure of CEO Confidence. Its level for the second quarter was 43, unchanged from the first; readings above 50 indicate more positive than negative responses. “CEO confidence was unchanged in Q2, and remains at a … Read moreCEO report finds top execs moderately pessimistic in Q2

ZRG Partners acquires London-based strategy search firm

This post was originally published on this siteGlobal retained search firm ZRG Partners has acquired Holker Watkin, a London-based search firm focused on placing strategy and transformation professionals in Europe and other markets.  “The business has been successfully partnering with private equity firms and global multinationals in the search of high-level strategy and transformation talent … Read moreZRG Partners acquires London-based strategy search firm

Only 30% of employers offer mobile-friendly application process, missing top talent

This post was originally published on this siteResearch by recruitment firm MRINetwork found that 76% of candidates expect to be able to apply for jobs and receive feedback via mobile devices, but only 30% of employers offer a mobile-friendly application process. “While online applications are the standard for most industries, many organizations have not optimized … Read moreOnly 30% of employers offer mobile-friendly application process, missing top talent

Word of the week: Approved supplier list (ASL)

This post was originally published on this siteStaffing Industry Analysts’ Lexicon describes an approved supplier list, or ASL, as “a contingent workforce sourcing model in which the provision of a contingent workforce, in whole or in part, is exclusively granted to a limited, but more than one, number of staffing providers, at specified conditions.” It’s … Read moreWord of the week: Approved supplier list (ASL)

It will be a few years before Uber becomes profitable (CNN)

This post was originally published on this siteUber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) will take a few years to become profitable, its Chief Technology Officer Thuan Pham said today at a conference in Hong Kong, CNN reported. “If people invest in Uber, they should be long-term investments,” said Pham. “We’re not in this business for the … Read moreIt will be a few years before Uber becomes profitable (CNN)