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Mar 17
2010

ADP seeing increased demand from small businesses

Posted by MQuinn in small businesspayrollhiringemploymentCareers/ManagementADP

MQuinn

The vast majority of headlines surrounding small business have been of the "doom and gloom" variety, so we thought we'd mix things up and provide some potentially good news on that front: Automatic Data Processing is reporting that sales of services to companies with 50 employees or fewer have increased since September.

"It's a clear indication that small business is coming back," ADP's CEO Gary Butler told Bloomberg BusinessWeek in an interview Monday. "You don't put in a new HR system or payroll system if your business isn't going to grow."

Mar 04
2010

Why huge corporations are bad for the economy

Posted by Ron F in RegulationrecoveryrecessionNew York Fedjoblessnesshiringgrowthfinancial crisisemploymenteconomycompliancecapital expendituresBanksbanking reformbanking industryantitrust

Ron F

There are three pieces in the blogosphere today that touch on the fundamental problem with our economic system and why it will remain in a ditch, or just lurch onward to the next crisis, if it isn't addressed.

And that is monopoly. I'll leave aside the politics of that, which is addressed well enough by Thomas Franks over at the Wall Street Journal. In a nutshell, he warns of a return to feudalism, which I've done as well before.

Feb 03
2010

CareerBuilder: 42 percent still jobless after a year

Posted by Stephen Taub in Obama Administrationjobsjoblessnesshiringgrowthcareers

Stephen Taub

The folks at CareerBuilder are desperately trying to put a positive spin on the dismal job market.

In a press release Wednesday the online employment firm celebrated the "resiliency" of Americans by pointing out the fact that 58 percent of those laid off in the last 12 months have found new positions. Nice try, guys.

Dec 30
2009

A less than fond farewell to the aughts

Posted by Ron F in recoveryrecessionjoblessnesshiringemploymenteconomyearnings

Ron F

It pretty much goes without saying that no one will have a hard time saying goodbye to the current decade, but a couple of recent posts at Econbrowser really drive home the point in economic terms.

Now if only the Pollyannas in the press and on Wall Street would take a serious look at this, maybe we could stop pretending the economy is heading for a decent recovery any time soon.

Dec 30
2009

The biggest hiring trends for 2010

Posted by MQuinn in hiringemployment

MQuinn

Joining the long line of hiring predictions for 2010, CareerBuilder said in its annual forecast on Tuesday that companies will be net hirers next year, with 20 percent of employers planning to increase their number of full-time, permanent employees and only 9 percent expecting to cut those ranks.

But CareerBuilder dug a bit deeper to see what kinds of hiring people plan on doing.

Dec 29
2009

The first thing we do, let’s hire more lawyers

Posted by MQuinn in litigationlawyershiring

MQuinn

Typically, when something bad happens, it's usually an opportunity for lawyers to bill more hours. As such, the economic downturn is providing a number of prospects for attorneys with the right skills.

A survey by law firm Fulbright & Jaworski in October found that 40 percent of more than 400 respondents said they expect their companies to face more legal disputes in the next year. The primary reason given for the increased litigation was the economy, which would lead to more issues with suppliers, dealers and customers, such as insolvency. 

But this doesn't mean it's a great time to be a lawyer, per se. The same economy that's creating all this opportunity is also forcing companies -- as well as law firms -- to keep expenses under control.

Dec 01
2009

CIOs growing more confident about hiring next year

Posted by HJohnson in jobshiringhealthcareemploymentCareers/Managementcareerscapital expenditurescapexbudget

HJohnson

The first quarter of next year will see the strongest IT hiring in a year in the U.S., according to staffing firm Robert Half. Seven percent of chief information officers surveyed said that they will add staff, while 4 percent expect to reduce headcount, a net result that's three points higher than last quarter, according to Robert Half Technology's IT Hiring Index and Skills Report.

It's also the most optimistic forecast since the first quarter of 2009, Robert Half said in a release today. The firm noted that 89 percent of CIOs plan to maintain current personnel levels.

Nov 06
2009

Temp to Perm?

Posted by HJohnson in jobshiringemploymentemployersemployeeseconomy

HJohnson

Overall, it's not a happy jobs day. The unemployment rate rose to 10.2% last month, more than economists expected and the highest level in more than 26 years. Employers also cut more jobs than economists expected: 190,000 compared with forecasts of 175,000.

But one piece of good news, that the White House pointed out, and temp firms themselves are touting, is that the number of temporary jobs increased by 33,700. And that's the first increase since late 2006, according to Tig Gilliam, CEO of Adecco Group North America.

Oct 09
2009

Dumbest things ever on a resume

Posted by RedConn in John GoffHumoroushuman resourceshiring

RedConn

Looking for work can make people do some peculiar things. As CFOZone reported earlier, people will say the darndest things in a job interview.

Apparently, the same holds true for what they put on their resumes. According to a poll conducted by CareerBuilders.com, prospective job candidates often include some of the oddest details on their CVs. And while recruitment specialists say a resume is a great vehicle for showcasing exactly who you are, some things are better left unsaid.

Aug 25
2009

Employers starting to hire again

Posted by RedConn in John Goffhiring

RedConn

Economists and analysts continue to debate whether the recession is actually coming to an end. Employers, meanwhile, seem to be acting like it is.

In a survey conducted by staffing firm Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com, 53 percent of bosses said they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months.

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