Welcome to the first weekly news roundup of 2012! Below are the top stories we’ve read or shared this week affecting our industry.
Tuesday: New Staffing Industry Analysts’ survey reports that buyers are planning to increase their use of contingent workers by 26% within the next two years. Does your company? (SIA Daily News)
Tuesday: G+, a new business Q&A site, released a graphic outlining the top technology trends of 2011. Pretty neat graphic. (ZDNet)
Wednesday: The rise of contingent labor makes Littler’s list of eight trends for global employers. (Digital Journal)
Wednesday: Interesting post by industry expert Vinnie Mirchandani on the future of work and workers, especially the technology gap between generations that together make up our workforce. (Deal Architect)
Wednesday: ASA’s latest newsletter, Staffing Today, covers the top jobs news, including an increase in temp hiring. (Staffing Today)
Today: Great news today from the monthly jobs report… the December unemployment rate was 8.5% – the lowest it has been since February 2009. (CNBC)
Have we missed anything? Please share in comments.
Have a great weekend, everyone.