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Most new doctors get more than 10 job letters

September 10, 2008

More than 90% of new doctors received at least 10 job solicitation letters during their training, and 80% received 26 or more such letters, according to a survey released by Merritt, Hawkins & Associates, a national physician search firm based in Irving TX. In addition, the survey found that 40%...


CHG names director

September 10, 2008

CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing firm, named Wendy Barton as director of leadership and employee development for its CompHealth locum tenens division. Barton has 13 years of sales and management experience, including previous management roles at Discover Card.


Staffing firms are part of federal IMAGE

September 10, 2008

Staffing firms were among 37 new partners in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program aimed at ensuring companies hire only workers legally authorized to work in the United States. The IMAGE program began in January 2007. Chi...


Jackson names LocumTenens.com president

September 10, 2008

Jackson Healthcare, an Alpharetta GA-based healthcare staffing firm, named R. Shane Jackson as president of its LocumTenens.com division. Jackson has served as executive VP of Jackson Healthcare since 2006. Jackson joined the company in 2000. He also co-founded and acted as president of NextStart...


Korn/Ferry revenue up, exchange rates help

September 9, 2008

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) said fee revenue rose 10.9% to $205.7 million in its fiscal first quarter ended July 31. However, fee revenue would have risen only 5.9% excluding the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates, it said. Fee revenue doesn't include reimbursed out-of-pocke...


Manpower survey finds Q4 hiring to slow

September 9, 2008

U.S. companies plan to hold back on hiring in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter and the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the Employment Outlook Survey by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN). In the fourth quarter, 22% of U.S. companies plan to add staff while 13% plan to decrease their...


Acquisitions boost Empresaria revenue

September 9, 2008

United Kingdom-based staffing firm the Empresaria Group PLC posted revenue of GBP100.6 million (US$200.7 million) for the first six months of 2008, a year-over-year increase of 80.6%. The company said it received a boost from start-ups and acquisitions, and reported organic revenue growth of 9%....


The Delta Companies names CFO

September 9, 2008

The Delta Companies, a Dallas-based staffing firm, named Neal Ostman as CFO. Ostman has more than 25 years of experience as a senior-level financial executive. "Neal's eight-year tenure as the CFO and two more years as president/chief operating officer at Nursefinders make him ideal for The Delta...


Impellam revenue rises, U.S. commercial down

September 9, 2008

Impellam Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based staffing firm with operations in the United States and elsewhere, said revenue rose 11.6% year over year to GBP516.9 million (US$1.03 billion) in the first six months of 2008. Impellam formed in May as the result of the merger of two staffing firms: Corp...


Hays revenue rises 20%

September 8, 2008

London-based staffing firm Hays PLC said revenue rose 20% to GBP2.54 billion (US$5.07 billion) in its fiscal year ended June 30 from GBP2.11 billion in the previous year. Net income rose 13% to GBP188.2 million (US$375.5 million) from GBP166.5 million in the previous year. "Currently, in the Unit...