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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...


How to build a world-class talent community — Staffing Industry Review

October 20, 2014

“As global commerce strengthens, talent acquisition professionals are suffering an exodus of talent into retirement, other careers and the arms of competitors,” Pam Berklich of Kelly Services, writes in a story in Staffing Industry Review magazine. “One emerging approach to combat this is the use...


Eight in 10 mid-size Canadian firms say they’re hiring

October 20, 2014

Mid-sized Canadian companies are looking to hire, according to the inaugural American Express multinational survey of mid-sized companies. More than eight in 10 Canadian mid-sized companies surveyed, 81 percent, plan to make an investment in human capital and hire staff over the next six months....


Mexican economy to expand at consistent pace

October 20, 2014

The leading economic index and the coincident economic index for Mexico suggest economic activity should continue to expand through the rest of the year, but an acceleration is unlikely, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index for Mexico fell slightl...


Applaud the Staffing 100 honorees — Blog

October 20, 2014

The US temp penetration rate — the percent of the workforce that is temporary and engaged through staffing firms— has set new highs each month since February 2014. Global Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the roles many of the Staffing 100 have played in the trend in a post in The Cont...


Feds to close loophole that permits health plans without hospital coverage — Web

October 17, 2014

The Washington Post reports Treasury Department officials are preparing to reverse course on an official calculator that permits health plans without hospital coverage to qualify as “minimum value plans” under the Affordable Care Act. Such plans were being offered as a way of meeting minimum valu...