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Options Group to acquire capital markets search firm in Asia

October 6, 2015

Options Group, an executive search firm serving the financial services industry, announced its proposed acquisition of Whitney Correlate, a capital markets search firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to completion of certain conditions;...

Advanced Medical names CFO

October 6, 2015

Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc., a provider of allied healthcare travel staffing, announced Glen French joined the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer.

French most recently was CFO at Trover Solutions Inc., a private equity-backed company specializing in legal subrogation for...

Survey finds resources, staff lacking for federal big data projects

October 6, 2015

Federal executives in the US see big data as crucial to agency missions but are concerned about IT resources and staffing, according to a survey sponsored by Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS).

Almost all, 93%, of the survey’s federal government respondents with big data projects underway said the use of...

Mortgage industry jobs growth benefits from growing firms

October 6, 2015

Mortgage industry employment increased in the second quarter on a sequential basis, fueled by growing firms, according to an index released by Mortgage Daily. However, mortgage industry employment declined year over year compared to the second quarter of 2014.

The report found the mortgage industry employed...

Senator says gig economy requires new social contract — Staffing quote of the week

October 6, 2015

“There is an enormous amount of innovation taking place, enormous amounts of job satisfaction and flexibility, and new opportunities to generate income for employees, but there are policy questions which require a new social contract to be put in place,” Talk Radio News Service quoted tech company...

Staffing providers, Target Field temp workers reach agreement — Web

October 6, 2015

MinnPost reports Minnesota Sportservice, the local subsidiary of Delaware North — the company that contracts the temp agencies who hire workers for Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team — last week reached an agreement with temporary staffing agencies and temp workers to meet some...

Randstad Healthcare gets new president

October 5, 2015

Randstad US appointed Abigail Tremble as president of Randstad Healthcare. Tremble will provide operational oversight of Randstad Healthcare’s national recruiting and staffing organization while also positioning the business line for exponential growth.

Tremble most recently was executive VP of national...

Heidrick & Struggles buys UK-based leadership advisory firm

October 5, 2015

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) acquired Co Company, a London-based leadership advisory firm.

The transaction closed Oct. 1, and Co Company will integrate into Heidrick & Struggles-branded Leadership Consulting.

The all-cash terms included initial consideration...

General Employment acquires Colorado IT staffing firm

October 5, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing firm, acquired Denver-based Access Data Consulting Corp., an IT staffing and consulting firm based in Denver.

General Employment acquired 100% of Access Data’s common stock for a combination of cash, stock...

Private equity firm acquires Florida PEO

October 5, 2015

Tenex Capital Management acquired Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO), a professional employer organization based in Sarasota, Fla., and plans to grow the PEO through organic growth and additional add-on acquisitions.

The transaction closed Sept. 1; terms of the transaction were not disclosed....