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Keeping gig economy workers engaged (Staffing Industry Review)

July 12, 2019

Staffing 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...


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

July 11, 2019

Independent 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...


Caldwell Partners’ professional fees edge up; chairman retires

July 11, 2019

Retained 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...


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

July 11, 2019

Private 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...


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

July 11, 2019

From 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...


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

July 11, 2019

Monday 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...


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

July 11, 2019

Is 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 market...


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

July 10, 2019

Fast 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...


PageGroup gross profit up 7% in constant currency during Q2

July 10, 2019

UK-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...


Tata Consultancy Services revenue up 9%

July 10, 2019

IT 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% ...