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Employee performance appraisals get mixed reviews, SHRM survey says

October 22, 2014

More than one-half, 53 percent, of human resources professionals gave their organizations a grade between B to C+ for effectively managing employee performance reviews, according to a survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Another 21 percent gave their organizations a...


ManpowerGroup revenue rises 4%, still seeing growth opportunities

October 21, 2014

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) reported revenue rose 4.4 percent (4.6 percent in constant currency) in the third quarter to $5.42 billion. US revenue at the Milwaukee-based staffing firm also rose year over year in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.In the US, third-quarter revenue rose 5.1 percent to $...


Feds will likely cut ‘minimum value’ health plans without hospitalization under ACA

October 21, 2014

The federal government may disallow a type of healthcare plan that cuts costs and allows staffing firms to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act when employer mandates take effect next year.In question are “minimum value plans” (MVP) that don’t cover in-patient hospital costs. Such plans...


CTG revenue falls 4%, healthcare revenue lower

October 21, 2014

CTG (NASD: CTG), a Buffalo, N.Y.-based information technology services company, reported third-quarter revenue fell 3.9 percent year over year to $96.8 million. Third-quarter results reflected lower revenue in CTG’s healthcare business offset in part by higher revenue from its staffing and Europe...


Staffing 360 acquisitions boost revenue to $33.4 million

October 21, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc.’s (OTCBB: STAF) acquisition strategy fueled its growth. Net revenue rose to $33.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31, up from $1.3 million in last year’s first quarter.However, Staffing 360 reported a first-quarter net loss of $4.7 million compared with...


TeamHealth acquires medical scribe services firm

October 21, 2014

TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based PhysAssist Scribes Inc., a provider of physician record and clerical assistant staffing.The transaction closed Oct. 18; terms were not disclosed.PhysAssist will retain its...


Georgia posts highest state jobless rate

October 21, 2014

Georgia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in September at 7.9 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi and the District of Columbia followed, both at 7.7 percent, while Rhode Island posted a 7.6 percent unemployment rate.Nor...


Quote of the week: Jobless claims at record low

October 21, 2014

“Have we achieved full employment? Not yet. Are we getting closer? Absolutely,” MarketWatch quoted Stephen Stanley, chief economist of Amherst Pierpont Securities, as saying in a story about initial claims for jobless benefits dropping to the lowest weekly tally in more than 14 years. “Now, we ju...


Healthcare labor groups raise Ebola staffing concerns

October 20, 2014

Healthcare labor organizations are raising concerns about Ebola preparation — including the need for training and proper staffing levels. For example, the California Nurses Association wants at least two nurses to care for each Ebola patient with additional nurses added as needed.National Nurses...


How do managers wish to be perceived?

October 20, 2014

How do managers want to be perceived? A survey released by staffing firm Addison Group found that 63 percent would like to be perceived as mentors. It also found 35 percent would like to be perceived as teachers, 34 percent as supervisors and 34 percent as coaches.Among the age groups, millennial...