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Jan. 6, 2015

Reclaiming wages a tough road for temp workers
The Chicago Reporter
Eidy Gaspar was surprised when her manager said she wouldn’t be paid overtime anymore. Gaspar, a warehouse worker in suburban Chicago, didn’t object because she feared being blacklisted by the temporary agency that hired her: Staffing Network, one of the largest hiring agencies in Illinois.More

More US employers to hire temps, best jobs outlook in nine years
Staffing Industry Analysts
More U.S. employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2015 than planned such hires heading into 2014, according to CareerBuilder’s job forecast for 2015. The forecast’s survey found 46 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015, up from 42 percent in last year’s survey. In addition, 56 percent of employers hiring temporary workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent employees.More

5 problems every recruiting company faces today
Sue McKechnie via LinkedIn
The recruiting industry has seen big changes in the last few years as the economy and technological advances have altered the way many companies hire. Of course, there are always challenges to be overcome, but it's helpful to know about the biggest issues your recruiting company could face and how to handle these issues when they arise.More

The joint employment arrangement: How changes in the law affect franchisor/franchisee and contractor relationships
Inside Counsel
The use of temporary staff, employee leasing agreements and other alternative employment arrangements has increased over 40 percent in the last four years, a rise which has not gone unnoticed by the government. Because government agencies, legislatures and courts have responded differently, legal departments should be aware of changes in the law that may affect common contracting arrangements, including the franchisor/franchisee relationship.More

Health care regulations continue to evolve for staffing
Insurance News Net
The Affordable Care Act mandates haven't always fit perfectly when applied to the traditional American system of obtaining health insurance through the workplace. Nowhere is that more evident than in the staffing industry, where workers are transitory and jobs/hours rarely consistent for long. Health care regulations continue to evolve to cover the unique aspects of the staffing industry, said Jim Carchidi, executive vice president of JFC Staffing Cos.More

Temp staffing revenue rose median 10 percent in November, Pulse finds
Staffing Industry Analysts
U.S. temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10 percent year over year in November among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The pace is unchanged from the year-over-year growth rate in October. “The Thanksgiving holiday cut into month-over-month revenue gains in November, but on a year-over-year basis revenue growth remained strong for the industry as a whole,” said Research Associate Ziv Tepman. “New order activity in temporary staffing showed no signs of slowing down heading into the year’s end.”More

New non-degree online training to help job seekers acquire skills
Recruiting Trends
A new kind of online training program will prepare thousands of workers and job-seekers for high-demand jobs in the tech industry. Carving out a fresh new category of online degrees, AT&T and Udacity launched the first nanodegree program this fall in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format. The first courses focused on entry-level software skills with Udacity managing the programs' personalized coaching and career services and AT&T providing the direction on course content.More

Making the right hire: Everything you need to do
By Jared Kligerman
Even 10 years ago, having an excellent product or service at a good price was enough for you to be competitive and successful. Today, with the increasing use of blogs, online review sites and social media, that is not enough. Our employees define the brand, and we rely on them to deliver amazing customer service to ensure our product/service is sold to returning, loyal customers, who in turn recommend our product/service to their friends. The culture of an organization is also reliant on having like-minded employees who support each other. More