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Average holiday bonus this year is $858, survey finds

November 19, 2015

The average holiday bonus this year is expected to be $858, according to a survey released by Jacksonville Fla.-based Accounting Principals. Two-thirds of HR and hiring managers, 67%, reported their company plans to give monetary holiday bonuses this year

Of the 33% not planning to give monetary bonuses...

Jobless claims average up by 3,000 but total claims fall

November 19, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 3,000 last week to 270,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility...

AMN to acquire B.E. Smith for $160 million

November 18, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, agreed to acquire B.E. Smith, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare, for $160 million in cash.

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith provides senior-level leadership services including interim leadership, executive...

Caldwell Partners revenue up 16%

November 18, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm, reported revenue rose 16.4% year over year to C$15.4 million (US$11.7 million) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Aug. 31. The Caldwell Partners has operations in Canada, the US and Europe. In July, the company formed a strategic...

Recruit invests in San Francisco payments system firm

November 18, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s sixth-largest staffing firm, invested in Align Commerce Corp., a San Francisco-based international payments system firm using blockchain technology.

The investment was made by RSP Fund No. 6 LLC, operated by Recruit Strategic Partners. The amount invested was not announced....

Cash is most common holiday bonus, Express Employment survey says

November 18, 2015

Almost one-quarter, 23%, of businesses plan to give cash as a holiday bonus, according to a poll released today by Express Employment Professionals. In a separate survey, workers were also asked what type of bonus they want, with a combination of benefits topping the list at 45%.

Business were asked,...

Randstad Sourceright adds execs to leadership team

November 18, 2015

Managed service provider Randstad Sourceright added four executives to its MSP leadership team.

“Faced with significant talent gaps, rampant skills shortages and changing worker preferences, companies around the world recognize the need to adopt a robust contingent labor strategy to access in-demand...

Randstad Canada report finds Canadian women still held back as workplace leaders

November 18, 2015

Despite efforts to achieve equality in the workplace, nearly three-quarters, 71%, of working Canadian women are in roles below the management level, according to Randstad Canada's Women Shaping Business study released today.

The study found the top barrier to leadership at work is an employer's fear of...

Randstad reports revenue up 7.7% in October, North America sales growth rises

November 17, 2015

Randstad, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, reported revenue per working day in October rose 7.7% on an organic basis, up from a revenue increase of 5.4% in the third quarter. Volumes in November so far indicate a continuation of the trend.

Gross profit in October increased 8.4% compared to...

ScribeAmerica makes third acquisition of the year

November 17, 2015

ScribeAmerica, a scribe training and management company, acquired Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Essia Health. The deal, ScribeAmerica’s third acquisition of 2015, brings an additional 50 locations to its portfolio of more than 1,100 sites nationwide.

Founded in 2011, Essia Health provides scribe management...