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Odgers acquires Ottawa executive search firm

December 11, 2014

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson agreed to acquire Canadian executive search firm RenaudFoster, which has one office in Ottawa and a team of six people.The transaction will close in January 2015; terms were not announced.RenaudFoster executives will remain with the company and their titles...

The ACA and the common law employer test — Staffing Stream

December 11, 2014

Ed Lenz, senior counsel of the American Staffing Association, outlines an issue with a recent description of the common law employer test under the Affordable Care Act in a new post in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views f...

Jobless claims average rises, but total claims fall 3,000

December 11, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week edged up by 250 to a total of 299,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 299,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average de...

Korn Ferry revenue up 7%

December 10, 2014

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) fee revenue rose 7.4 percent year over year, or 8.1 percent on a constant currency basis, to $255.7 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31.The Los Angeles-based firm reported the overall fee revenue increase was driven by fee revenue growth in...

Healthcare VMS provider names new president

December 10, 2014

MedAssets, a healthcare VMS provider, promoted Mike Nolte to president and chief operating officer. Nolte previously served as executive VP and COO.“MedAssets has grown significantly over the last few years,” said Chairman and CEO John Bardis. “With more than $700 million in annual revenue a...

Heidrick & Struggles appoints chief human resources officer

December 10, 2014

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) will appoint Richard “Rick” Greene as executive VP and chief human resources officer, a new position within the firm, effective Jan. 1. Greene will lead Heidrick & Struggles’ global HR organization and become a mem...

ISM says employment to increase as economic recovery continues in 2015

December 10, 2014

Economic growth in the US will continue in the New Year, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s semi-annual economic forecast. Manufacturing employment is expected to increase 1.5 percent on average for the full year of 2015 and non-manufacturing employment is expected to increase 1.7...

CEOs spend almost half their time on HR issues, survey finds

December 10, 2014

CEOs spend an average of up to 46 percent of their time on HR issues, including management of on-the-job employee safety, benefit compliance, hiring practices and workplace litigation, according to the CEO HR Pain Points Survey released by TriNet (NYSE: TNET).Thirty-three percent of CEOs cited HR...

California law could increase underwriting scrutiny on buyers — Web

December 10, 2014

Business Insurance reports a new California law, AB 1897, could increase scrutiny from underwriters. For the story, click here.

US Supreme Court rules in staffing firm’s favor in security check case

December 9, 2014

The US Supreme Court today ruled time workers spend waiting to go through security screenings is noncompensable.In Integrity Staffing v. Busk, staffing firm workers sought payment for time spent waiting in security screening lines when leaving the warehouse of staffing client Amazon.com. The case...