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What if you’re not a ‘Best Place to Work?’ — Staffing Stream

February 23, 2015

Are you frustrated by trying to get your finance people or other senior executives to understand the value of measuring and building employee engagement? If so, you are not alone, writes Kevin Sheridan in The Staffing Stream. Sheridan, an author, speaker and consultant, lists the business and fin...


AMN revenue rises 12%; nurse and allied staffing revenue up 17%

February 20, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter revenue rose 12.5%. And fourth-quarter nurse and allied staffing revenue rose 16.7%.The company in January completed its acquisition of Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and VMS provider Mede...


Healthcare jobs grew faster in ACA expansion states, Fitch says

February 20, 2015

Fitch Ratings, a credit rating agency, reported states that expanded health insurance access under the Affordable Care Act have seen substantially faster growth in healthcare jobs than those that did not since the first expansions began last January. The gains in healthcare jobs suggest ACA expan...


Accountable Healthcare completes equity raise, plans acquisitions

February 20, 2015

Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp., a Boca Raton, Fla.-based healthcare staffing provider, completed its fifth round equity raise. The raise consisted of Series A convertible preferred shares. Investors included shareholders that participated in prior rounds, new participants and members of Ac...


Survey finds 54% to work in retirement, more employers hiring older workers

February 20, 2015

More workers will work post-retirement, according to a study released today from CareerBuilder. The survey found 54% of workers over the age of 60 will work after retiring from their current career — up from 45% in a similar survey last year. Of this group, 81% said they will most likely work par...


Could empowering employees boost CFO productivity? 32% say yes

February 20, 2015

About a third of CFOs, 32%, said they would be more productive if they gave their employees greater autonomy at work, according to a new survey by Robert Half Management Resources. Only 13% feared their performance would decline if they gave workers more control.“Giving employees greater autonomy...


People: Kinetix, YourEncore, Collabera, AtWork and more

February 20, 2015

Kinetix, a recruitment process outsourcing firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced Kay Colson joined as VP of service delivery, a newly created position. Colson previously held executive-level roles at companies including CDI, Spherion/Norrell, Ryder System Inc., Sysco, and Great Southwest Indus...


Randstad Q4 revenue up 3% organically, North America up 6%

February 19, 2015

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, reported fourth-quarter revenue rose across most of its major markets — including North America — with the notable exception of France.Fourth-quarter revenue rose 5% year over year to €4.50 billion (US$5.46 billion); however, it rose...


On Assignment Q4 revenue up, completes sale of physician staffing business

February 19, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) reported revenue rose 12.5% in the fourth quarter, above the top end of guidance. The increase was 8.3% on a pro forma basis, which assumes its acquisitions of Whitaker Medical LLC and CyberCoders Holdings Inc. in December 2013 had taken place at the start of that...


US leading index’s pace of growth moderates

February 19, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.2% in January to a reading of 121.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4% increase in December and a 0.3% increase November.“The US leading economic index increased again in January, but its pace of growth has moderated in recent months,” said Atam...