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Medical scribe services firm acquires fellow provider

April 8, 2015

ScribeAmerica, a scribe training and management company, acquired Medical Scribe Systems (Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems Inc.). The deal brings an additional 90 locations to ScribeAmerica‘s portfolio.Founded in 2006 in Southern California, Medical Scribe Systems provides physicians with medica...


H-1B visa cap reached within first week on Tuesday

April 8, 2015

The cap for H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary foreign workers for the upcoming federal fiscal year was again reached within a week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday. H-1B visas are frequently used by IT workers, and the technology industry has been pushing to increa...


One quarter of finance chiefs lost a good employee because of pay

April 8, 2015

One-fourth, 25%, of CFOs reported losing a good employee in the past year to a job that paid more, according to a survey released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).“Highly skilled professionals have options in the current hiring environment,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive...


CEO confidence slips in Q1

April 8, 2015

CEO confidence fell in the first quarter after edging up in the fourth quarter. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence fell to a level of 57 in the first quarter from 60 in the fourth quarter.A reading of more than 50 reflects more positive than negative responses.“Opt...


Las Vegas area posts highest jobless rate in February

April 8, 2015

The Las Vegas metropolitan area posted the highest unemployment rate in February, 7.2%, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The lowest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in February was found in the Au...


US job openings hit 14-year high in February, hiring edges down

April 7, 2015

The number of US job openings in February rose 3.4% from January to more than 5.1 million, the highest level of job openings since January 2001, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. No industries posted significant changes from January and...


CFO confidence, hiring expectations rise in Q1, Deloitte survey finds

April 7, 2015

Large-company CFOs believed the US economy was on a strong growth path in the first quarter, according to Deloitte LLP’s first-quarter CFO Signals survey. For the first quarter, 59% of CFOs describe North American conditions as good or very good, down slightly from last quarter’s very high 63%. O...


Jibe names CFO

April 7, 2015

Jibe Inc. today announced Brian Cook as the recruitment technology company’s first chief financial officer, effective March 2. He is based in New York City.Cook most recently was CFO at TOA Technologies, a mobile workforce management software firm that was acquired by Oracle. Before that, he held...


Leadership development opportunities in HR lacking, Korn Ferry survey finds

April 7, 2015

Leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field are less than glowing, according to a survey released today by executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY).The survey found nearly half of executives, 47%, said their organizations do not offer leaders...


Randstad Professionals names SVP of strategic sales

April 7, 2015

Randstad Professionals announced today Jennifer Gannon joined the company in March as senior VP of strategic sales, a newly created role within the firm. Randstad Professionals targets the finance and accounting, human resources, legal and sales and marketing sectors.Gannon most recently wor...