STAFFING NEWS ROUNDUP

Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of December

December 1, 2017

Healthcare staffing market in US - strategic assessment and forecast till 2021

Healthcare staffing or medical staffing is a process to fill, both temporary and permanent, in various healthcare organizations. 

December 2, 2017

Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul in early morning vote

The Senate narrowly passed Republicans' tax reform legislation early Saturday morning with no Democratic support, following a marathon voting session overnight.

December 4, 2017

10 tips for growing your small business support system 

Here are some tips from members of the online small business community for managing employees, building a social media network and more. 

December 5, 2017

US temporary staffing revenue growth accelerates to 7% 

Temp revenue rose 7% year over year in October compared to September’s 3% rate, indicating strength of demand in the market.

December 6, 2017

Tax reform proposals will influence staffing agency reimbursement policies  

One provision in the tax reform proposals will likely change how staffing agencies approach their per diem reimbursement policies for employees working away from home. 

December 7, 2017

Employers converting more permanent positions to freelance or other roles

The freelance economy will significantly influence hiring strategies, according to a survey of more than 700 global human capital leaders from Randstad Sourceright.

December 8, 2017

US temp penetration moves even higher in November, breaks 2.1% barrier  

The temporary penetration rate moved even higher in November to 2.10% following a trend of growth, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the BLS.

December 11, 2017

IT hiring up in November, according to CompTIA report

The number of new IT positions at companies outside of the technology sector increased by an estimated 243,000 jobs during November after dropping by 77,000 the month before. For the year, IT jobs have increased by 223,000.

December 12, 2017

More full-time positions to convert to contingent roles 

More than half of global human capital leaders expect to transfer one-third of their permanent positions to contingent roles in the near future, according to information from Randstad Sourceright’s Q4 2017 Talent Trends report.

December 13, 2017

The Federal Reserve raises interest rates

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point as anticipated, but left its rate outlook for the coming years unchanged 

December 14, 2017

Jobless claims average falls, initial claims down 11,000

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to 234,750 last week, down 6,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average.

December 18, 2017

How will the tech behind Bitcoin affect staffing? 

Bitcoin has been grabbing headlines, and the technology behind it, known as blockchain, remains very new and could have an effect on staffing

December 19, 2017

House passes GOP tax bill; Senate vote to follow tonight

The House passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill on Tuesday that slashes tax rates for corporations, provides new breaks for private businesses and reorganizes the individual tax code.

December 20, 2017

Senate passes tax reform legislation 51-49; House to vote again

The Senate voted along party lines after midnight Tuesday to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax billThe House approved the bill earlier Tuesday but will have to vote again on Wednesday due to several minor provisions in the House bill that violated Senate rules.

December 21, 2017

U.S. current account deficit falls to lowest level in three years

The U.S.current account deficit declined 19.2% to $100.6 billion in the third quarter, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The current account balance is a measure of the flow of goods, services, and investments into and out of the country.

December 22, 2017

Open positions and hiring plans expected to increase in Q1 2018

Open accounting, finance, and information technology positions are expected to increase heading into the first quarter of 2018, according to a survey of nearly 300 human resource professionals and hiring managers by Brilliant.

December 25, 2017

AT&T promises $1000 bonus to workers after tax overhaul

AT&T promised Wednesday to give more than 200,000 U.S. workers a $1,000 bonus once President Trump enacts the tax overhaul that Congress just passed. Other companies have also pledged similar bonuses.

 

December 26, 2017

Most states added construction jobs in the past year

Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

December 27, 2017

The Consumer Confidence Index fell in December

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index decreased in December, following a modest improvement in November. The index now stands at 122.1, down from 128.6 in November. 

December 28, 2017

HR Professionals need to prepare for automation

Few human resource professionals are ready for what automation will mean for the workplace, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey of more than 900 companies worldwide, including 119 from the U.S. Employers expect 17% of work will be automated by 2020, up from about 9% today.