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Randstad fund invests in Web-based recruiting tool

July 10, 2015

Randstad Holding nv invested in Checkster through its Randstad Innovation Fund. The amount of the investment was not disclosed, according to Checkster CEO Yves Lermusi.Checkster’s solutions suite includes “Automated Reference Checkup,” which assesses talent pre-hire; the “Interview Checkup,”...


New law lets New Hampshire PEO clients claim tax credit

July 10, 2015

Small business clients of professional employer organizations in New Hampshire will be able to take advantage of the state’s business enterprise tax credits after Governor Maggie Hassan this week signed Senate Bill 211 into law.Under current law, all businesses in New Hampshire must pay the BET,...


Canadian employment falls by 6,400 in June

July 10, 2015

Employment in Canada fell by 6,400 in June from May, as gains in full-time work were offset by losses in part-time employment, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.The number of full-time jobs in June rose by 64,800, but part-time jobs fell by 71,200.In the...


People: Diversant, Heidrick, Korn Ferry, LRS

July 10, 2015

Diversant LLC, a New Jersey-based IT staffing provider, named Pooya Zahedani as managing director for its new San Francisco office, its seventh nationwide. Diversant is listed on Staffing Industry Analysts’ lists of fastest-growing and diversity staffing firms.Executive search firm Heidrick...


Report lists largest US staffing firms

July 9, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts today released its annual list of largest US staffing firms, which included 122 staffing firms with US staffing revenue of more than $100 million.The five largest firms in the US by 2014 staffing revenue are: Allegis Group, $8.29 billion Adecco, $4.50 billion Randst...


Randstad taps Robert Half exec for group president role

July 9, 2015

Randstad US appointed Kathryn Bolt as group president of Randstad Professionals and Tatum business lines, effective July 7. Prior to joining Randstad, Bolt was senior district president for Robert Half Canada, which for more than a decade also included a US-based operation.Bolt replaces Rebecca H...


Upwork shuttering Elance platform

July 9, 2015

Upwork will wind down the Elance platform over the next several months, the online staffing provider announced in a blog post.In early August, new customers will no longer be able to register for Elance and the company in September will begin to limit the ability to post new jobs on Elance. Custo...


Alluvion Staffing acquires two Florida firms

July 9, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Alluvion Staffing acquired Reichard Staffing and RDW Professional Staffing, increasing its footprint in the Northeast Florida region.The transaction closed June 30; terms were not disclosed. The deal increases Alluvion’s revenue by more than 50%.Alluvion Staffing mostly h...


Philadelphia firm, staffing providers to pay $1.45 million

July 9, 2015

A Philadelphia direct mail and printing company and its staffing providers will pay $1.45 million in back wages and damages following a consent judgment in US District Court, the US Department of Labor announced today.Direct mail processor ICS Corp., staffing provider New Century Integrity Corp.,...


HW Staffing Solutions acquires Albany firm

July 9, 2015

Massachusetts-based HW Staffing Solutions, a commercial staffing company, acquired S&B Staffing, an office services staffing company located in Albany, N.Y. The transaction closed on June 22; terms were not disclosed.The acquisition was announced by S&B’s intermediary Betty Pickett,...