|January 19, 2011|
In The News
Recruitment Genius, Online recruitment specialist, has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious OnRec Awards. These Awards, organised by Online Recruitment magazine, celebrate the success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the online recruitment Industry.
H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C., a leading global private equity investment firm, announced that an affiliate has completed a successful recapitalization of Progressive Logistics Services, L.L.C., the leading national provider of outsourced, productivity-driven workforce solutions for supply chains in the grocery, foodservice, retail and specialty automotive industries.
Corporate Resource Services, Inc., a national provider of temporary and permanent staffing services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-Diamond Staffing Inc. from an affiliate of Tri-State Employment Services, Inc. Tri-Diamond Staffing provides temporary and permanent employment staffing services and related support services principally to clients in light industrial businesses. The purchase price is approximately $25 million which will be paid through the issuance of 29,411,765 shares of the Company's common stock.
TweetMyJOBS, a comprehensive Twitter-based recruiting solution, and myStaffingPro, a leading applicant tracking system, have integrated services to provide recruiters with unprecedented social media job posting and applicant tracking capabilities.
Cytiva Software, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS (Software as a Service) talent management solutions, announces its inclusion on Software Magazine's Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and service providers, now in its 28th year.
TwitJobSearch, the real-time job search engine, announced their partnership with leading UK jobs board Guardian Jobs. The new partnership is a simple, cost-efficient solution to increase Guardian Jobs' reach and engagement with jobseekers via social media platforms.
Comings & Goings
Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson, one of the top executive search firms in the U.S., announced that Jan Molino has joined as Managing Director located in the Washington D.C. office. Diversified is recognized for delivering high quality consultative senior-level executive search services and corporate Board searches to clients ranging from the world's largest companies and private equity firms to smaller family owned enterprises and not-for-profits.
Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, announced executive promotions and new hires that will support the organization's strategic direction and client delivery services:
Eric Lochner has been named to the newly created position of president, Global Talent Management.
Tim Geisert will assume the position of chief marketing officer.
Jon Zvolanek has joined Kenexa as the head of operations for Kenexa's Survey business along with
Dr. Courtney McCashland as president of the Global Assessment Division.
Kenexa CEO, Rudy Karsan, commented, "The appointment of Eric and Tim into their new roles and the addition of Jon and Courtney to our survey and assessments teams further strengthens Kenexa by putting the right people in the right jobs. We're looking forward to their contributions to our company's continued growth, operational efficiencies and ability to generate higher levels of client satisfaction."
Employers intend to grow their permanent workforce in 2011 but are starting the year on a cautious note, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's January JobsOutlook. However, there are some encouraging signs, particularly with regards to the increasing demand for temporary staff.
Ahead of tomorrow's latest unemployment figures, the REC's monthly survey shows that longer term plans for hiring permanent staff are positive with 21 per cent saying they would be adding to their headcounts during the year. A further74 per cent plan to keep their workforce numbers static and only five per cent forecast a decrease their numbers. In a positive start to the year, 95 per cent expect to either grow or keep their permanent staff to the same levels in the next three months. (read more)
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