Staffing Insights

Former Revere Group/NTT Data Execs Join Messina Group

Messina Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Ingle as Executive Vice President of Consulting for Messina Group and Jason Bean as Vice President, Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Donkeys vs. Elephants: What ACA Means for Humans

Since it was passed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a constant source of political debate. There is one thing that everyone agrees on: implementation of the ACA is a complicated process with hard-to-predict consequences. The landmark healthcare reform bill will be a mixed bag with both positive and negative consequences. First the bad news. Under the ACA, all companies—including staffing firms—with at least 100 full-time employees (defined as workers who work at least 30 hours a week), will be required to provide health insurance to their employees starting on January 1, 2015. For companies with 50 to 99 employees, the requirement has been pushed back until January 1, 2016. Companies that don’t comply with the requirement face a $2,000 penalty per employee. Staffing firms will either list health insurance as an invoice line item; or simply increase their bill rates to account for the new overhead expense. Messina Group will show the fee as a line item on invoices. Now for the good news.

Preparing for the Upcoming STEM Shortage

Human resource professionals consistently rank the scientific, technical, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as the hardest positions to fill. Today’s supply of STEM workers is currently very tight, but the current situation is just the tip of the iceberg.

Coworker Gift Guide December 11, 2014

Coworker Gift Guide

Just in time for the office holiday party, Messina Group is releasing its 2014 Coworker Gift Guide. All gift ideas are hand-crafted – and memorable.

Inertia Is No Longer an Effective Talent Retention Strategy

The job market is heating up, and companies are responding by getting more aggressive in their pursuit of top talent. But smart hiring managers know that acquisition is just half of the talent equation; it doesn’t do any good to bring in new talent if your existing, proven performers are walking out the door.

HR Professionals: Engineers, Scientists Among Hardest to Find

Engineering and scientific roles are two of the hardest positions to fill, according to human resource professionals.

Recruiting, Contract-to-Hire November 04, 2014

Hi. My name is Michael. I’m a great guy. Want to get married?

If this was a guy’s pickup line, the girl would probably think he’s crazy. Of course, we’d think the girl was just as crazy if her response was: “Hey, Michael. You made a good first impression. Let me call my parents to tell them the good news.”

Employee Turnover, Architectural November 04, 2014

Architecture Firms Brace for Surge in Employee Turnover

Last year the American Institute of Architects (AIA) published a survey on compensation and employment trends in the architecture industry. The report, which the AIA updates every two years, highlighted several interesting trends.

Talent Surplus, Architectural November 04, 2014

Architectural Firms Should Enjoy the Talent Surplus While They Can

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, the competition for talent is heating up. Companies that grew accustomed to having all of the leverage when it came to filling positions over the past five years need to recognize that it’s become more and more of a seller’s market for talent.

Recruiting, Securing Top Talent November 04, 2014

Acquiring Talent in a Seller's Market

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, the competition for talent is heating up. Companies that grew accustomed to having all of the leverage when it came to filling positions over the past five years need to recognize that it’s become more and more of a seller’s market for talent.

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