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Aequor acquires therapist staffing firm

February 17, 2015

Aequor Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing company headquartered in New Jersey, acquired Therapy Staff LLC of Plymouth, Mich.The transaction closed Feb. 13; terms were not disclosed.This is Aequor’s sixth acquisition in 24 months. The others are ID Medical Group, Lititz Healthcare and MedS...


Projected Canadian salary increases edge down

February 17, 2015

Many Canadian organizations lowered their projections for 2015 salary increases, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Mid-Year Pulse Check of its annual compensation planning outlook survey. The average base salary increase for non-unionized workers is now expected to be 2.7%, down from...


Mexico indexes indicate no increase in growth pace, oil prices a concern

February 17, 2015

Mexico’s economic expansion will likely continue at its current pace in the months ahead, but it will face downside risks due to low oil prices, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico fell sharply in December, driven mainly by falling oil prices. However, November...


Remote work on the rise, Accountemps survey finds

February 17, 2015

The number of work-from-home and other remote working opportunities increased over the last three years, according to a survey released by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). More than one-third of CFOs, 36%,  said the number of work-from-home and other rem...


Only hires through an agency — staffing quote of the week

February 17, 2015

“It’s getting harder to use somebody as a subcontractor,” The New York Times quoted Gary Cuozzo, owner of the ISG Software Group, as saying in a story about the IRS emphasizing the distinction between employees and self-employed independent contractors this year. “Everything has gotten so complic...


Little change in US forecast for GDP, job growth estimates up

February 13, 2015

The outlook for US gross domestic product over the next four years is little changed from three months ago, according to the new first-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. However, the 39 forecasters surveyed revised upward their e...


Firm acquires New Hampshire finance recruiting firm

February 13, 2015

New England staffing provider BANK W Holdings acquired Venture Profiles Corp., a staffing firm with a strong presence in New Hampshire and Maine finance permanent placement sector. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.BANK W Holdings last month announced the acquisition of Apollo Cons...


Korn Ferry to acquire executive development firm

February 13, 2015

Executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pivot Leadership, a global provider of executive development programs. The transaction is expected to close March 1, subject to customary closing conditions.Terms of the deal were not di...


Global Employment Solutions CFO takes on president role

February 13, 2015

Global Employment Solutions CFO Wayne Cavanaugh is taking on the additional role of president, the company announced this week. Cavanaugh will oversee all operations of the company and also serve on its board of directors.Global Employment Solutions ranks No. 68 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ lis...


People: B. E. Smith, Vector, Korn Ferry, Lucas Group, AC Lordi

February 13, 2015

Lenexa, Kan.-based B. E. Smith, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare, named Lisa Carr senior VP, talent strategies. Carr previously was vice president of talent acquisition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.Vector Technical Resources, an IT staffing firm servicing the W...