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Hiring managers still choosy despite skill shortage, Kelly says

January 28, 2016

Hiring managers believe there is a talent shortage among professional and technical skills, but they remain choosy about hiring, according to a new survey released by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA).

The survey found 37% of hiring managers report professional and technical candidates they interview...

Nelson C-suite: new CFO and marketing, business solutions execs

January 28, 2016

The Nelson Family of Companies named a new CFO along with a VP of marketing and VP of business solutions.

Joe Prusko takes the CFO role at the Sonoma, Calif.-based staffing firm. Prusko has more than 35 years of financial management experience with both public and private companies, including Goldrush...

The Fahrenheit Group acquires search firm Bencks & Co.

January 28, 2016

The Fahrenheit Group, a Richmond, Va.-based business advisory and professional services firm, acquired Bencks & Co., a boutique executive search firm also based in Richmond.

Fahrenheit sought to increase capacity in response to the rising demand from clients for C-suite and specialty recruiting services. ...

Outrageous late-to-work excuses include Homeland Security, hair on fire

January 28, 2016

A quarter of workers admitted they come in late to work at least once a month, according to a CareerBuilder survey, which also queried employers on the most outrageous excuses from late employees. Those excuses included:

  • I thought of quitting today, but then decided not to, so I came in late.
  • My...

Proposal calls for Lyft to settle IC case for $12.25 million

January 27, 2016

Human cloud ride-sharing platform Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle a class action case claiming it misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The proposed settlement was included in court records filed Tuesday.

Lyft drivers will remain independent contractors under the deal, according to...

Belcan acquiring UK-based East Kilbride Engineering Services

January 27, 2016

Engineering consulting and staffing provider Belcan LLC will acquire UK-based East Kilbride Engineering Services, an engineering consultancy that also provides engineering recruitment and staffing services.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016; terms were not disclosed.


Bear Staffing acquires Pennsylvania-based Action Personnel

January 27, 2016

Bear Staffing, headquartered in Woodbury, NJ, acquired northeast Pennsylvania staffing provider Action Personnel Services.

The transaction closed Nov. 16; terms were not disclosed.

The Action Personnel brand remains, but the firm’s executives retired and Bear management is in place. The company generates...

Tech salaries up a record 8% in 2015, survey finds

January 27, 2016

Average US technology salaries rose 7.7% in 2015 to $96,370, according to a salary survey released today by job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. This the biggest year-over-year increase since the annual survey launched more than ten years ago.

Thirty-seven percent of tech professionals reported receiving...

Pamplona completes MedAssets buy

January 27, 2016

Pamplona Capital Management LLP completed its acquisition of MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS) and MedAssets’ stock will stop trading at the close of business today. MedAssets operates a vendor management system for healthcare staffing buyers under the name MedAssets Workforce Solutions; however, the company...

Most not confident in preparedness for Internet of things

January 27, 2016

Most organizations are not highly confident in their preparedness to complete each phase of an Internet of Things (IoT) initiative in-house and about one-third of IoT project needs require support from external vendors, according to research released by TEKsystems.

The survey defined the Internet of Things...