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Unitiv announces sale to investor group

December 17, 2015

Unitiv Inc., an IT services firm that provides staffing and other services, today announced it sold a majority interest to an investor group led by Ludvik Holdings Inc. Terms of the sale include a financing commitment for up to $5.0 million.

Other terms were not announced.

“This transaction strengthens...

Finding creative workers is toughest since 2010

December 17, 2015

Finding creative workers today is the hardest it has been since 2010, according to a survey of advertising and marketing executives by The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey found that 58% of advertising and marketing executives said finding skilled creative...

Legal hiring to hold steady, Robert Half survey finds

December 17, 2015

Hiring in the legal field is holding steady, according to a survey of attorneys by Robert Half Legal, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) that specializes in staffing lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals. The survey found 24% plan to expand or add new positions, down...

Third of job seekers say Web most effective

December 16, 2015

A global survey of people who landed a new job in 2014 found that 33% of the job seekers rated Internet sites as the most effective tool for finding new positions. Referrals ranked second with 19% citing them as most effective.

The report included more than 13,000 job seekers from 13 countries, and was...

Hiring process slows in candidate-driven market, survey finds

December 16, 2015

Many companies have been in growth mode throughout 2015, but the hiring process has slowed in the executive, managerial and professional sector, according to the 2015 second half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study.

Candidates now receive an offer three to six weeks from the candidate’s...

Robert Half survey finds CIOs plan similar hiring in US, more in Canada

December 16, 2015

Almost one-quarter, 22%, of US chief information officers plan to add staff to their IT departments in the first six months of 2016, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report released today. This matched the percentage who said they planned to add IT staff in a...

Chicago, South Florida firms increase IT, accounting/finance hiring plans

December 16, 2015

Human resources professionals and hiring managers in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets expect to expand their businesses in the coming quarter by hiring additional accounting, finance and IT professionals, according to the first-quarter accounting, finance and IT hiring forecast study conducted...

ASA reports hardest-to-fill job is podiatrist

December 16, 2015

Podiatrist was the hardest occupation to fill in the US, according to The American Staffing Association’s third-quarter skills gap index, a quarterly index that tracks hard-to-fill occupations in the US.

The index identified 75 occupations as hard to fill based on a measurement of the 12 months ended...

TriNet adds former Morgan Stanley exec to board

December 16, 2015

TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET), the fourth-largest US professional employer organization, appointed Paul Chamberlain to its board of directors, effective Dec. 15.

Chamberlain brings investment banking, financing and strategic transactions experience to TriNet. His background includes executive, financial...

Oasis adds Florida PEO as new division

December 15, 2015

Oasis Outsourcing, a professional employer organization based in West Palm Beach, Fla., announced Tampa, Fla.-based PEO A1HR will become a division of Oasis Outsourcing.

The deal is considered a merger, according to the company. The transaction closed Dec. 11 and terms are not disclosed.

A1HR has approximately...