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AMN Healthcare Revenue Rising – 8/6

2015 Second Quarter revenue increases to record high $350 million

The second quarter results of AMN Healthcare Services have demonstrated an efficient quarter. Consolidated revenue was $350 million, an increase of 40 percent from the same quarter of last year and a 7 percent increase sequentially.
Second quarter gross margin of 31.4% was higher by 60 basis points than the same quarter last year and higher by 40 basis points sequentially. The year-over-year gross margin improvement was driven by an increased revenue mix of higher-margin workforce solutions businesses. Gross margin of 31.4% represented an improvement of 60 basis points year-over-year and 40 basis points from the prior quarter.

The Company expects consolidated third quarter 2015 revenue of $360 to $365 million. Gross margin is expected to be 31.0% to 31.5%. SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue are expected to be approximately 22.0%, which includes integration-related expenses of approximately $0.7 million. AMN Healthcare’s differentiated strategy of serving healthcare providers through a diverse portfolio of innovative workforce solutions and staffing services continues to drive industry leading performance.

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Birks and Rideau Joining Together – 8/4

Birks Group and Rideau announce strategic alliance

Birks Group Inc., operator of luxury jewelry stores in the U.S. and Canada, and Rideau Recognition Solutions Inc. have come together, as a definitive asset purchase agreement was recently announced. Birks Group’s Corporate Sales Division, also known as “Birks Business,” was sold to Rideau for CAD $4.625 million, or approximately USD $4.3 million. The Corporate Sales Division services business customers by providing them with unique items for recognition programs, service awards and business gifts.

Under the terms of the agreement, Rideau acquired the existing inventory of the Birks Corporate Sales Division and will continue the employment of the existing employees of the Corporate Sales Division. In addition, as part of the agreement, Birks will supply Rideau with Birks-branded jewelry and watches and Birks will receive ongoing royalty payments from Rideau related to the license of the Birks Business Brand and future sales of Birks-branded products.

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Editor’s Letter: The Right People in the Right Place

By Bill Hatton
Editorial Director

Global HR continues to grow — and so this issue focuses on getting the right people in the right place, puts a spotlight on a growing European market, and digs deeper into the Asia-Pacific region. Among the highlights:

  • Global mobility and relocation: We offer up our annual Baker’s Dozen on Relocation, demonstrating which vendors are doing the best jobs at delivering the best value for their customers, according to their customers. Accompanying the ranking is a series of features detailing what’s working in global mobility.
  • Spotlight on Benelux: Margriet Koldijk, Managing Director of Global Client Solutions at Randstad Sourceright, leads us through the HR market in the Benelux countries – explaining that companies are testing the outsourcing waters there, and preparing for the economy to pick up.
  • Regional report on APAC: We have a pair of experts weighing in on the Asia Pacific region. Futurestep’s Sue Campbell discusses some ways the high competition for talent is impacting recruiting. And Alexander Mann Solutions’ Caleb Baker offers his take on the emerging trends in the market.
  • Technology: We spoke with Chequed.com, the HRO Today European Forum iTalent winner. Chequed’s executives explain their thoughts on how automation combined with behavioral science can improve the pre-employment screening process.

Also coming up this spring: We have the HRO Today Asia Pacific Forum 16-17 June and the theme is “HR Leadership and Great Culture is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage.” We hope to see you there in Singapore, and we’ll have a wrap-up in our next issue.

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Delancey Street Human Capital Technology & Services Quarterly – 7/13

Delancey Street Human Capital Technology & Services Quarterly – Volume: Second Quarter 2015

The human resources sector is a core focus for Delancey Street Partners and Delancey Street Capital Partners. We are delighted to provide you with this edition of the DSP “Human Capital Technology & Services Quarterly” our informational update of “All Things Human CapitalTM”. Here you will find an overview of select company financial performance, mergers & acquisition activity, venture & private equity activity and general news and relevant information. We possess a unique combination of deep HR Services & Technology knowledge, principal investing, Board of Directors experience and strategic advisory services.

– Delancey Street Partners and Delancey Street Capital Partners

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Moving Up – 7/1

Beth Roekle promoted to President of Advantage xPO North America

Beth Roekle is getting recognized for her work as she was promoted to President, Advantage xPO North America last week. Advantage Resourcing America Inc. CEO, Toshio Oka is pleased to announce her promotion.

Beth Roekle joined Advantage xPO in 2011 as Vice President of Operations. As President of Advantage xPO, North America in 2015, Beth will report to Mr. Toshio Oka, CEO of Advantage Resourcing. Roekle is responsible for delivery management, growth and expansion for the xPO business in North America. Prior to joining Advantage xPO, Beth was Vice President of Operations for PeopleScout (a division of TrueBlue, Inc.).

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New Tech for Randstad Sourceright – 6/30

Randstad Sourceright launches new reporting and analytics platform: Talentradar

The cutting edge technology of new reporting and analytics platform, Talentradar, is turning heads. Randstad Sourceright, global talent solutions provider, recently announced the release of Talentradar, an advanced analytics and recruiting intelligence platform that helps employers leverage data from multiple systems to support informed talent decisions.

Talentradar overcomes the problem many organizations face of having data about their talent, and not knowing what to do with it. Randstad Sourceright developed Talentradar, now an integral aspect of Randstad Sourceright’s Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solution. This platform is a source-neutral analytics system that allows complete visibility into all recruiting, candidate relationship management, application tracking and HRIS systems. Organizations can then leverage actionable insights in real time and create an effective and responsive talent strategy.

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Growth for Cielo Global Leadership Team – 6/16

Christian Scandella joins Cielo as Senior Vice President of Latin America

The leadership team at Cielo is growing with the new addition of Christian Scandella. Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), leading global provider of RPO solutions, announced this week that Scandella will join its global leadership team as Senior Vice President for Latin America.

Scandella will be using his expertise to help Latin American business stay competitive with their RPO solutions. Scandella joins Cielo as a veteran RPO industry member after spending the last six years building the RPO practice for IBM/Kenexa in Latin America. Based in Argentina, Christian has used his regional expertise and global experience to design and successfully manage several global service centers in emerging markets around the world. Christian grew his career internationally in roles of increasing management responsibility, building teams and driving results with a variety of highly-successful recruitment firms. He is an acknowledged industry leader and regional expert in the creation and execution of innovative talent solutions.

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New Role for Gorman – 6/10

China Gorman joins Globoforce to chair WorkHuman advisory board

Globoforce, leading provider of social recognition solutions, has a new addition to their team. Globoforce announced last week that China Gorman has joined them as a consultant and chair of Globoforce’s WorkHuman advisory board. The announcement took place at the WorkHuman 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. Gorman will use her 25-year’s experience in the HR consulting world to guide the strategic direction for the HR industry conference focused on the future of the human workplace, WorkHuman 2016, and lead the WorkHuman advisory board

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Cielo Launches European Recruiter Training Program – 6/3

Cielo, leading global provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, is bringing a new opportunity for its global recruitment teams in Europe. On June 3, 2015, Cielo announced the launch of its first European recruiter training program specifically targeted toward early career recruiters.

Focused on those individuals with a strong desire to build a career in recruiting, the program hones each trainees’ professional acumen, communication capabilities, active and passive sourcing techniques, and candidate advocacy, empowering them to become the future leaders in their field.

Following the successful model created in the firm’s U.S. operations, this formal recruiter training programme is one of many continuous learning opportunities and innovative forums Cielo provides to its global recruitment teams as a part of its Recruiting Excellence Programme. Cielo’s Global Resourcing Centres, Sourcing Pods, Technology & Innovation Power Hours and Skill-specific Lunch & Learns are available to all Cielo employees as an investment in their continued professional development.

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Joberate Announces Availability Of Global Job Seeking Behavior Analytics Inside LOOP’s Mobile Talent Platform – 5/18

The API integration between Loop and Joberate’s global people directory of job seeking behaviors (J-Scores) enables Loop clients to gain real-time insights into employee satisfaction and engagement, improves employee retention, and provides a competitive advantage in companies’ recruitment of top talent.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Joberate(TM), a technology platform that is the world’s first and only global people directory for job seeking behaviors that monitors and measures job seeking activities of the global workforce by accessing publicly available Social Data, and Loop, a global mobile recruitment and employee engagement platform that integrates messaging and mobile-first tools for candidate and employee recruiting and engagement, announce that an API integration between the two technology platforms has been completed.

Loop clients can now access Joberate’s global people directory of real-time job seeking behaviors quantified into a single metric (called a J-Score) plus other predictive analytics, within Loop’s native CRM environment and mobile recruiting toolset.

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