WORKSITE
SALES: 1.858.300.2757 MAIN: 1.858.715.5100

IES Blog

Human Resource Management

July 11, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Temps are one of the best ways of running your business. They provide great support and allow you to expand and shrink your workforce easily. But remember that while nearly all staffing companies are great, it still pays to do your homework. With even a couple of rogue staffing companies that charge poor wages or…

Read the full story

July 2, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Private employment is on the rise, according to Bloomberg. Companies that want to expand are backed up by the improving U.S. economy and healthy consumer spending. Additionally, the government has been in a state of rest overall when it comes to fiscal policy."It's the first year in several where we haven't had some kind of manufactured…

Read the full story

June 30, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

StartWire, an Internet jobs board, released its latest Job Seeker Confidence Index, which indicates those looking for work were feeling more confident in May than in previous months. In particular, the manufacturing and production sectors showed a major increase in confidence. This may be because the U.S. economy is picking up steam, and jobs are opening…

Read the full story

June 26, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Temporary staffing revenue has grown by 10 percent year-over-year in May, according to the most recent Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. Additionally, staffing companies reporting growth rose 2 percent to reach 73 percent of all firms.This means the business community in the U.S. is becoming accustomed to hiring temporary workers to fill jobs…

Read the full story

June 24, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

The American Staffing Association's staffing index has reached a 24-week high of 98. This is an increase of 4.59 percent year-over-year, and an increase of almost 1 percent from last week. The staffing index measures weeks starting from Monday and ending on the following Sunday. This week measured June 9 through June 15.Any increase is…

Read the full story

June 18, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

In another optimistic sign from the tech industry, 52 percent of North American IT firms plan to raise headcount, according to Computer Economics' annual IT spending and staffing benchmarks study. The survey asked over 200 IT groups what they plan to do for staffing.Many of these staffing jobs can be filled by professionals in the…

Read the full story

June 13, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

The producer price for employment services index rose 1.9 percent to 130.8, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The employment service industry includes temporary services and employers of record, among other staffing companies.Analysis by Staffing Industry Analysts showed this was the same growth rate as experienced in April.In spite of growth staying at the…

Read the full story

June 10, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey demonstrates hiring confidence is up. In a survey of over 18,000 employers, 22 percent expect to increase their staff levels for the third quarter of 2014. Seventy-one percent expect to keep their staffing at the same level, and only 7 percent either don't know what they're going to do…

Read the full story

June 9, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Impact Management Services, a staffing firm, found it was losing money as it became larger, according to Crain's Detroit Magazine.  It grew difficult from an HR perspective to keep track of employees and make sure they were getting paid."The complexities continued to mount. We were dedicating tremendous resources and effort to solve issues there and…

Read the full story

May 23, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Nearly half of U.S. unemployed workers have stopped looking for work, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals, reported by Staffing Industry Analysts. Those who have given up on finding work could try again with a temporary job. Temporary work would let unemployed people get back on their feet with jobs that give them…

Read the full story