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Staffing software firms spar

October 8, 2008

Two staffing software companies are trading allegations, and lawsuits, over copyright infringement and tortuous interference. TempWorks Software Inc., based in Eagan MN, filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation against Avionté LLC, also b...


Monster buys remainder of ChinaHR.com

October 8, 2008

Monster Worldwide Inc. (NASD: MNST) acquired a further 55% stake it didn't own in ChinaHR.com, an online job board serving China. Monster paid $174 million for the stake. Monster first acquired a 40% share of ChinaHR.com in early 2005. Edward Lo, executive VP of Monster Greater China, will take o...


Randstad taking settlement to court

October 7, 2008

Randstad Holding NV said Monday it and the Dutch Shareholders Association have submitted a petition with a Dutch court for a settlement with former shareholders of Vedior. The euro4.5 million (US$6.15 million) settlement will go to former Vedior shareholders who sold their shares between 9 a.m. a...


Page gross profit up, conditions challenging

October 7, 2008

Michael Page International PLC said third-quarter gross profit rose 14.6% to GBP141.4 million (US$257.0 million), or 3.9% in constant currency. But the London-based professional staffing firm said market conditions are becoming more challenging. Michael Page's gross profit for its United Kingdom...


Office openings

October 7, 2008

Stephen James Associates, part of the Allegis Group, opened a new office in Palm Beach Gardens FL to serve Palm Beach and Martin counties in Florida. Stephen James is a professional recruiting firm specializing in accounting and finance, banking, human resources and sales and marketing positions....


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 7, 2008

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: INSIGHT - Largest U.S. Finance & Accounting Staffing Firms *18 firms make $50MM cut, comprising 47% of market*Robert Half places first, comprising 19% of market*F&A is primary staffing segment for only 3 of the 18 firms For the full Ins...


AMN launches RPO offering

October 6, 2008

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) announced it will now be offering recruitment process outsourcing services. AMN said it will provide recruitment staff, applicant tracking, technology, reporting and its sourcing process to identify the best candidates. And it will offer its services for s...


Experience cited in Asia Pacific IT shortage

October 6, 2008

The shortage of qualified information technology talent in the Asia Pacific region is caused by lack of experience among the current IT workforce, according to 42% of respondents in a study of IT skills in the Asia Pacific region by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). Several technical skills cons...


Allegis buys search and RPO firm

October 6, 2008

Allegis Group Services Inc., part of the Allegis Group, acquired InSearch Worldwide, a Stamford CT-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing and executive search services. Terms of the deal were not announced. "The acquisition of InSearch Worldwide strengthens Allegis Group Services' abil...


Conference Board's employment index slips

October 6, 2008

The Conference Board's employment trends index fell to 108.4 in September, down 0.8% from August's reading of 109.3. September's reading is down almost 10% from a year ago. "The deterioration in the employment trends index has become very pronounced, suggesting that the unemployment rate may very...