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Michael Page International Plc Full Year and Q4 2012 Update

4-Traders (01/15/13)

Michael Page International’s Americas gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 was £17.0 million versus £18.6 million a year earlier. Market conditions in North America remained difficult. Headcount across the Americas fell by 5.2% during the quarter.

Mississippi Yearning: Some Nissan Workers Want a Union Vote

New York Times (01/15/13) Tim Moran

Employees at the Nissan plant in Canton, MS, are considering unionizing. Many of the employees are long-term temporary workers who do the same work as permanent employees but have no job security. Nissan spokesperson David Reuter says the company is operating within its rights. Furthermore, the company says the wages it pays are considerably higher than the average for the state.

Free ASAPro Webinar Next Week—Turn Clients Into Brand Evangelists

Can you explain what your staffing firm does in the form of a compelling story about your contributions to the world? Simon Mainwaring says your staffing firm needs to be not just a company but a contagious social brand.

The award-winning branding consultant, best-selling author, and international speaker will share strategies you can use to reach more clients and convert them into loyal brand evangelists during the ASAPro webinar “How a Staffing Firm Becomes a Contagious Social Brand,” Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.

This webinar is free for ASA members and qualifies for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. Register online at