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Quote of the week: Trying before buying

August 5, 2014

“The war for talent is over, and talent won,” Human Resource Executive quoted Chris Martin, senior vice president for enterprise solutions at Randstad US, as saying in a story about the increasingly rigorous selection process for temp and temp-to-hire positions. “So now you're seeing compani...


August 5, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Kforce Healthcare Inc., the operating subsidiary for Kforce's health information management segment. An item in the Aug. 4 Daily News incorrectly reported the firm...

IQNavigator sells MSP division

August 4, 2014

IQNavigator, a vendor management system and managed services provider, sold its MSP division to MSX International Inc., continuing a pattern of consolidation in the sector.MSXI will combine its existing MSP business with IQNavigator’s MSP operations to form Geometric Results Inc. Terms of the dea...

Kforce sells health coding business for $119 million

August 4, 2014

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) entered into a stock purchase agreement to sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Kforce Healthcare Inc. to RCM Acquisition Inc., an affiliate of Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company, a Chicago-based private equity management firm focused on the...

VMS and independent contractor specialist form partnership

August 4, 2014

Provade Inc., a VMS provider, and MBO Partners, a management services provider for independent professionals and their clients, announced a strategic partnership to support users of statement-of-work consultants.“MBO Partners focuses on engaging the fastest growing segment of our workforce — the...

Canadian manufacturing index hits eight-month high

August 4, 2014

Canadian manufacturing business conditions expanded in July at the fastest pace since November 2013, according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index. July’s reading of 54.3 is up from June’s reading of 53.5 and was mainly driven by faster rises in output,...

Employment trends index signals strong job growth

August 4, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index increased in July to a reading of 120.31, up from June’s upwardly revised reading of 119.92. The July reading is up 6.6 percent from the same month a year ago.“The six-month growth rate in the employment trends index is the strongest in over two...

Web: eHarmony launching career site

August 4, 2014

MarketWatch reports dating site eHarmony is launching a new company, “Elevated Careers by eHarmony,” in December. To read the article, click here.

Use your applicant tracking system to attract top talents — Staffing Stream

August 4, 2014

An applicant’s first impression of a company begins with the applicant tracking system, writes Reena Gupta in the Staffing Stream. Gupta, CEO of TargetRecruit, suggests ways to ensure your ATS is working to help attract talent to your organization. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream...

US chalks up more temp job gains in July

August 1, 2014

The U.S. added 8,500 temporary help services jobs in July, and the penetration — temporary jobs as a percent of total employment — rose to set another record at 2.07 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Year-over-year growth in tempo...