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CTG names healthcare and life sciences leader

June 15, 2015

CTG (NASD: CTG), a Buffalo, NY-based staffing provider, named Alfred Hamilton as VP and general manager of CTG Healthcare and Life Sciences, effective July 22. Hamilton will lead the day-to-day operations of the practice, provide input on the practice’s strategic direction and be accountable for...


FedEx strikes deal to settle misclassification lawsuit for $228 million

June 15, 2015

FedEx Corp. struck a deal to pay $228 million to settle independent contractor litigation that is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The settlement is subject to court approval.Plaintiffs in the case, Alexander v. FedEx Ground, alleged workers at...


TriNet names new chief legal officer

June 15, 2015

TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET), the fourth-largest US professional employer organization, appointed Brady Mickelsen as senior VP, chief legal officer and secretary. Mickelsen succeeds Gregory Hammond; who will retire on June 21 after nearly 20 years with the firm.Mickelsen most recently was a par...


Dice shareholder group asks for sale of company

June 15, 2015

Shareholders in DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX), which operates the Dice and other job boards, sent a letter to Chairman Peter Ezersky stating they strongly believe that a sale of the company is the best way to maximize value for shareholders. Barington Capital Group LP and Ancora Advisors LLC represe...


Outside office hours? 57% of workers say they must be available

June 15, 2015

Technology advancements have blurred the lines between private time and work time, according to the Randstad Global Workmonitor survey released today.The survey found 57% of global respondents indicated their employers expect them to be available outside regular office hours, up from 40% in a sim...


Execs see growth in US jobs and wages, Duke University survey finds

June 15, 2015

US chief financial officers expect continued growth in employment and wages even as the financial and energy sectors shrink, according to the Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey released today.The survey found US companies expect wage hikes of 3.3% and full-time hiring inc...


ManpowerGroup acquiring German firm in approximately $150 million deal

June 12, 2015

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) is acquiring 7S Group, one of the largest staffing firms in Germany, for €136.5 million (US$153.9 million) plus an earnout possibility based upon 2015 results. The deal is expected to close later this year and key management is expected to remain with the firm.7S ranked...


Community care to post highest percentage job growth in Canada

June 12, 2015

Community care facilities for the elderly are expected to post the largest growth by percentage in the next five years at 13%, according to research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International. However, Computer systems design and related services will add more jobs at 19,5...


Korn Ferry Q4 revenue up 14% in constant currency, beats expectations

June 12, 2015

Executive search provider Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue rose 8.0%, an increase of 14.2% on a constant currency basis, in its fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30. Fee revenue growth at the provider of executive search and talent consulting exceeded its guidance; revenu...


Helmet firm, staffing company agree to penalties in worker’s fatal fall

June 12, 2015

A worker at a Bell Sports Inc. facility in Rantoul, Ill., died Oct. 22 after falling 30 feet onto a concrete floor, according to OSHA documents. This month, Bell and Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) agreed to pay penalties of $7,000 each related to the incident.OSHA cited the plant for no guardr...