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May 21, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The number of temporary workers is on the rise, according to the Associated Press. They account for 2.3 percent of all workers in the labor force, and do a variety of tasks. Some of the jobs that temps do include janitorial work, home-care and nursing, along with freelance photography and computer programming. Many work under contracts with…

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May 12, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 4.0 million job openings in March, which is a decline of 2.7 percent from February. The number of total hires declined by 1.6 percent month-over-month. However, the number of job openings in March of 2013 was only 3.88 million, for a total gain of about 3.5 percent year-over-year.Additionally,…

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April 18, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

The U.S. Department of Labor recently sued a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, seeking back wages and liquidated damages for hotel staff whose hours, wages and overtime were improperly handled, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Such an event came about because the management company, called Darpan, did not properly log hours for the workers. If the…

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April 17, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Many at the annual Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum are showing confidence in the staffing industry, according to Leslie Vickrey, writing for The Staffing Stream. She writes that the staffing industry, particularly temporary staffing, is in the midst of a positive economic cycle."Historically speaking, we likely have another two to four years of strong growth before…

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April 16, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent study by Monster Worldwide found 42 percent of respondents have left a job due to stress in the workplace. Additionally, 35 percent of respondents have considered changing jobs because of job stress. Twenty-three percent say they have never changed a job for this reason."Workplace stress can come from any part of a job, and…

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April 15, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

According to Staffing Industry Analysts, margins in the business world have declined significantly over the past decade due to the use of vendor management systems (VMS). In other words, staffing has made the world run more efficiently than it has before, due to the benefits of temporary workers. Such benefits include flexibility to grow and…

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April 28, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce will tentatively introduce a newly created Professional Employer Organization to act as its employer of record, notes Northern Nevada Business Weekly. The news source adds that a series of meetings last week between the NNCC and its potential PEO, Applied Chamber Solutions, discussed the proposal. Jim Annis, president and…

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April 27, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The technology industry is experiencing a renaissance in hiring trends in the U.S., thanks to the recovering economy and the impending boom of technological advances like cloud computing and mobile payments, notes USA Today. "Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists foresee growth in wireless apps, online gaming and clean tech," Shane Greenstein, management professor at Northwestern's Kellogg…

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April 26, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Financial Times reports that human resource (HR) information systems are moving rapidly toward web-based applications such as employee self service (ESS) and online recruiting. "Human resource management is evolving into a more technology-based profession," John Sweeney, employee at the Society for Human Resources Management, explains to the news source. "For example, in many organizations,…

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March 11, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

When choosing a payroll management service, business managers should take the time to vet potential firms in order to ensure they find the best fit for their companies. Payroll outsourcing services can help employers avoid making costly mistakes and enable them to invest the time they would have spent on administrative tasks into high-priority projects,…

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