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CareerBuilder Nabs Two European Job Boards

March 28, 2007
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Jobbguiden.se, a Swedish job board, and JobbingMall.nl, a longtime fixture in the Netherlands’ online job-search industry, become part of CareerBuilder’s international expansion strategy.
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HR Software Firm Kronos Is Going Private

March 23, 2007
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Under the terms of the deal, shareholders of the HR software firm will receive $55 in cash for each share of Kronos common stock, a 34 percent premium over Kronos' recent closing share price
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A Bonding Byproduct

March 23, 2007
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Members of Luxottica’s HR team spent long hours on the road together as part of their work in integrating a newly acquired company into the organization. They found that they built better internal bonds in the process.
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ACS Wants to Go Private Again

March 20, 2007
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Affiliated Computer Services founder and chairman Darwin Deason is trying to take the company private again, a move observers say will make the company’s business, including its HR outsourcing business, easier to manage.
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Taleo Pays $3 Million for JobFlash’s Assets

March 9, 2007
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The acquisition target’s technology is particularly coveted by employers that deal with high volumes of hourly employees from varied cultural backgrounds and languages.
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Monster Inks Job Board Pact With New York Times

February 14, 2007
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The job board giant has created alliances with a variety of media companies, gaining access to some 60 daily newspapers and eight television properties throughout the country.
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ACS Wins HRO Deal With GlaxoSmithKline

February 13, 2007
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Analysts estimate that the contract covers 45,000 to 50,000 of the pharmaceutical giant’s 100,000-member workforce. The deal also shows that the market isn’t just a two-horse race anymore.
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Paying for the Ring

January 29, 2007
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The HR software vendor will use about half the money to pay for its acquisition of BrassRing.
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Yahoo Drops HotJobs in Canada for Workopolis

January 25, 2007
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Canada’s largest job board, Workopolis has listings for 60,000 jobs—three times its closest competitor, Monster—and has been growing at a rate of 30 percent annually.
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HRO Firm Embroiled in Proxy Battle With Hedge Fund

January 24, 2007
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Statements filed with the SEC by both Ceridian and Pershing Square in the past week detail how the fight has escalated from a war of words into a hostile battle between shareholders and management.
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