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During the Buyout, HR Leaders Get Back to Basics

October 4, 2007
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HR executives often talk about the need to be strategic business partners within their organizations, but Linda Burkhart found it was her background as an HR generalist that helped get her company through a private equity buyout.
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After the Buyout Hr's Rising Equity

October 4, 2007
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The private equity boom may have peaked, but one of its legacies is that investors recognize the value of human resources execs who know their financials and can help overhaul the workforce, revamp compensation and act as a mediator between unions and the company’s new owners.
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Hewitt Acquires Middle-Market Health Benefits Administrator

August 27, 2007
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The company has spent the past several months working to revive its HRO business. In May, it announced a new president, Jay Rising, to replace Dale Gifford, who retired last year.
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Kronos Enjoys Its Private Life, Expands Abroad

August 10, 2007
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In June, investors led by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman completed their $1.8 billion takeover of Kronos, removing it from the Nasdaq stock exchange. Two days later, Kronos announced it had acquired European HR software firm Captor.
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Kronos Enjoys its Private Life, Expands Abroad

July 30, 2007
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Kronos may be out of Wall Street’s spotlight, but the HR software firm is still making attention-getting moves. In June, Kronos went private. Two days later, Kronos announced it had acquired European HR software firm Captor.
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Web Site Update Tightens HotJobs Link With Yahoo

July 25, 2007
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Deepening its relationship with Yahoo has been a key strategy for HotJobs since the Sunnyvale, California, job board was acquired in late 2001 by Yahoo.
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ACS, Ceridian Might Be Back in Play for Bidding

June 13, 2007
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Board of directors is ‘considering strategic alternatives available to the company, including a potential sale of the company, that it considers to be in the best interest of the company and its stockholders.’
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Private Equity Firm Shells Out $5.3 billion for Ceridian

May 31, 2007
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The acquisition may end the battle between Ceridian and William Ackman, the founder of hedge fund Pershing Capital Management, who has come out publicly against Ceridian’s management style.
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HotJobs Inks Deal With Newspaper Group

May 25, 2007
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Yahoo HotJobs’ latest partnership, announced Wednesday, May 23, signals that the job board continues to bet heavily on inter-media alliances.
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Stock Surge Fuels New Monster Rumors

May 17, 2007
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Speculation of a takeover intensified Tuesday, May 15, when it became public that Monster was pulling out of a Goldman Sachs conference.
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