|April 22, 2010|
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The Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) supplier market is at its healthiest in 18 months, characterized by market stabilization, more clear value propositions, and defined target strategies that present a strong environment for a wide range of buyers, according to Everest, a global sourcing consulting and research firm. (read more)
APQC, a nonprofit best-practices research firm, has released the results of its bi-annual benchmarking survey revealing how more than 200 organizations view and implement benchmarking activities. The State of Benchmarking 2009 Report is available for download through May 15th at www.apqc.org/benchmarking2009.
TrueBlue, Inc., a leading provider of blue-collar staffing, reported a net loss of $2.3 million or $0.05 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $5.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2009. Revenue for the quarter was $240 million, an increase of 7 percent compared to revenue of $224 million for the first quarter of 2009.
In 2009, TrueBlue connected approximately 300,000 people to work through the following brands: Labor Ready, Spartan Staffing, CLP Resources, PlaneTechs, and Centerline, and served approximately 175,000 businesses in the services, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries
Martin Judge, Jr., CEO of The Judge Group, a leading professional services firm offering Technology Consulting, Enterprise-Wide Staffing and Corporate Training, announced the appointment of Rick Iversen and Jeffrey Livonius to its West Coast sales team.
Report Notes . . .
In a new sector report, Business and Technology Trends for 2010: Workers' Compensation, research and advisory firm Novarica looks at recent technology initiatives by workers compensation insurers and highlights top issues for 2010-2011 (read more)
Shape Up The Nation, the first wellness company focused on leveraging the power of trusted social networks to promote healthy living, announced that CEO Mike Zani will participate in an America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) 2010 virtual symposium on workplace wellness (April 28 and May 5).
The panel, "Learning to Question Worksite Wellness," occurred on April 21 and explored how wellness programs can create productivity while engaging employees and will examine traditional and non-traditional program elements to a successful worksite wellness program.
HR Survey Needs You
Starr Tincup announced the release of their Psychographic Survey for HR Practitioners. The company hopes the results will put a face on HR and dispel rumors surrounding people in HR. For taking the survey, participants will be provided with an executive summary of the results for their personal review. If you're an HR Practitioner and would like to take the survey it can be found here: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22A85XFS8LS.
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