In encouraging news about the economy, manufacturing activity grew for a sixth straight month in January, to its strongest point since 2004. However, construction spending dropped sharply in December to its lowest level in more than six years. Manufacturers have been pumping up production to feed their customers’ depleted stockpiles. The ISM said manufacturers’ inventories… Continue reading
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The New York Times is reporting that the hiring of temporary workers has surged, good news for staffing agencies, candidates, and the economy. However, employers have been less apt to add permanent workers then they have when demand has risen during previous recessions, illustrating a cautious approach to hiring. What are you seeing in your… Continue reading
Just in case you missed the latest update in ASA’s Staffing Statistics, some great news and opportunities are ahead for the Staffing Industry. The ASA Staffing Index estimates weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. The ASA developed the index to provide a current measure of staffing industry employment trends…. Continue reading
My friend Ann Machado from Creative Staffing in Miami just shared this incredible presentation showing the change in unemployment over the past 34 months. The last 12 months in particular are amazing.
The website bills itself as real people, real jobs and real connections. And it looks like a real way to leverage twitter to send targeted job listings to interested candidates. It’s called TweetaJob, and according to the company’s website “Jobs are instantly tweeted to the appropriate networks, by location and area of interest. Job seekers… Continue reading
Top performers also focused more intensely than low performers on staffing projects with the right people: 47% of the former researched employees’ skill sets before the project kicked off to ensure the project team was well-rounded. None of the low performers did.
This is a great tidbit to share with your prospects. A project staffing company could provide the testing, and the staffing needed to ensure a well-rounded team, which in turn raises the likelihood that the project will be successful. Who wouldn’t see value in that?
Think your interview skills are top notch? Do you find the best of the best–the perfect fit–every time? Bet you have some tough questions in your arsenal….
Just for fun, here’s a collection of 15 Google Interview Questions That Will Make You Feel Stupid. Go ahead, give them a try….
Finally some good news for the Staffing Industry! How good? How about this prediction… “The Bureau of Labor statistics predicts more blistering growth ahead. The temp industry is projected to be among the fastest growing in the country, expected to add 691,500 jobs by 2016, rising to a level of 4.3 million that year —… Continue reading
Last week at Staffing World 2009, Haley Marketing celebrated the death of the recession. Complete with a mock grave site, humorous gravestones, balloons, mardi gras beads and some libations to toast, vendors and attendees alike took the time to rejoice and have a little fun. The good news is, that it wasn’t all in vain…. Continue reading
With the state of the economy being strained throughout 2009, it didn’t come as a surprise that there were some initial concerns over attendance and participation at this year’s staffing world. But a spark of hope and an undercurrent of guarded optimism had those in attendance gladly declaring the recession over and setting their sights… Continue reading
In case you missed this article in the Wall Street Journal, Staffing Firms Await Upturn is a “must read” for all staffing companies owners. While the article talks about the nation’s unemployment rate nearing 10% and large international staffing companies’ earnings continuing to fall, it fails to mention the sectors that are thriving, like medical… Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced it’s hiring 250 investigators to look into wage-and-hour violations. The hiring is in response to a report titled “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities” that found widespread problems with OT pay, minimum-wage violations and denied breaks. Here is a sample of the… Continue reading
Good news for staffing firms! In August 2009, the Monster employment index showed its highest rate of increase in the past four years. August 2009 Index Highlights: Index rises seven points, or 6 percent, the highest monthly rate of increase since August 2005. Year-over-year decline eases to 24 percent, the most moderate pace of slowdown… Continue reading
Aug. 31, 2008: The Democractic party of Japan won an historic election Sunday and has issued a proposal to ban temporary workers. In Japan, approximately one-third of workers work in less secure temporary, contract and part-time jobs. While the new ruling party is attempting to improve job security, flexible workforce strategies have enabled Japanese manufacturers… Continue reading
In the latest Staffing Supply & Demand Outlook, CareerBuilder forecast modest improvement in the demand for temporary and contract staffing services. While the gains are relatively small, they do reflect a strengthening of the demand for staffing services–and hopefully a further sign of economic recovery. Most surprising in the CareerBuilder data is that growth for… Continue reading