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Boyden adds Netherlands firm

September 22, 2014

Boyden Global Executive Search, headquartered in New York, announced NMC-Nijsse International’s Amsterdam office joined the company. The non-financial transaction closed today and the firm will transition to the Boyden Netherlands brand.NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse,...


Canadian staffing index suggests demand flat in August

September 22, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 112 in August, a decrease of 1 percent year over year from a reading of 113 in August 2013.“So far in 2014, we have observed a trend of modest year-over-year decline in the index,” said David Francis, rese...


Randstad fund invests in online employee referrals platform

September 22, 2014

Randstad Holding nv invested in online employee referrals platform RolePoint through its Randstad Innovation Fund. It is the third investment for the fund, which Randstad launched in March. Its other online investments included Gigwalk and Twago.“With RolePoint, companies circumvent time-consumin...


CrowdFlower gets $12.5 million in funding; firm also tries again to settle IC suit

September 19, 2014

CrowdFlower, a crowd-sourcing platform provider in the online staffing space, received $12.5 million in new funding. Separately, a proposed settlement has been filed in a class action lawsuit where workers sued CrowdFlower claiming they were employees owed minimum wage instead of independent cont...


Xtreme acquires Phoenix-based staffing firm

September 19, 2014

Xtreme Consulting Group Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based provider of business consulting, information technology consulting and staffing services, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synergy Seven, a staffing firm located in Phoenix.The transaction closes Sept 26; terms were not disclosed.Syner...


Georgia posts highest state jobless rate

September 19, 2014

Georgia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in August at 8.1 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi and Rhode Island followed at 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively.North Dakota again posted the lowest unemployment rat...


US leading index decelerates in August

September 19, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in August for the seventh consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index edged up 0.2 percent in August to a reading of 103.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.1 percent increase in July and a 0.7 percent increase in June.“The leading indicators p...


People: Heidrick, CTPartners, Lucas, Consilium, Boyden

September 19, 2014

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) appointed Robert Kaplan to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Kaplan is the senior associate dean and Martin Marshall professor of management practice in business administration at Harvard Business School....


Web: Does Silicon Valley have a contract-worker problem?

September 19, 2014

Uber, TaskRabbit and other start-ups rely on 1099 independent contractors — the tech companies take the role of middlemen connecting buyers and workers, according to a New York Magazine article. But could this model lead to trouble? To read the article, click here.


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September 19, 2014

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