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Allied, advanced practice benchmarking survey opens

August 6, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Allied Health and Advanced Practice Benchmarking Survey is now open. This survey is for any company that provides temporary staffing of allied health or advanced practice (e.g., CRNA, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) workers. Companies that complete the su...


Kforce deal includes only medical coder segment

August 6, 2014

On Monday, Kforce Inc. (NYSE: KFRC) announced the sale of its healthcare information management business to RCM Acquisition Inc. for an aggregate sale price of $119 million in cash. This business places certified medical coders on a temporary and permanent basis. It posted revenue of $78.2 millio...


TSR revenue rises 5%, net loss reported

August 5, 2014

Information technology staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 4.8 percent year over year to $13.1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31. However, the Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported a net loss attributable to TSR of $38,000 compared to net income of $11,000 in t...


Kforce revenue up 15%, sells health information management business

August 5, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) reported second-quarter revenue rose 15.4 percent to $327.4 million. Net income at the Tampa, Fla.-based professional staffing firm rose 54.0 percent to $10.7 million.However, Kforce’s gross margin narrowed to 31.5 percent in the second quarter from 32.7 percent in the sa...


Non-manufacturing activity hits record high in July

August 5, 2014

Economic activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew in July at a faster rate than June, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index rose in July to a reading of 58.7 from June’s reading of 56.0. July’s reading is...


IT workers’ confidence edges down

August 5, 2014

The Randstad Technologies Employee Confidence Index edged down in the second quarter to a reading of 58.7 from a first-quarter reading of 60.0. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment.“As the economy recovers at a quic...


Success without going through a VMS? — Staffing Industry Review

August 5, 2014

Can staffing firms thrive without going through a VMS or, at least, keeping VMS business to a minimum? Experts say it’s possible, but it depends on what type of staffing firm it is, according to an article in Staffing Industry Review magazine. To read the article for free, click here.To go to the f...


Quote of the week: Trying before buying

August 5, 2014

“The war for talent is over, and talent won,” Human Resource Executive quoted Chris Martin, senior vice president for enterprise solutions at Randstad US, as saying in a story about the increasingly rigorous selection process for temp and temp-to-hire positions. “So now you're seeing compani...


Correction

August 5, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Kforce Healthcare Inc., the operating subsidiary for Kforce's health information management segment. An item in the Aug. 4 Daily News incorrectly reported the firm...


IQNavigator sells MSP division

August 4, 2014

IQNavigator, a vendor management system and managed services provider, sold its MSP division to MSX International Inc., continuing a pattern of consolidation in the sector.MSXI will combine its existing MSP business with IQNavigator’s MSP operations to form Geometric Results Inc. Terms of the dea...