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Analysts Private Equity Firms to Make a Play for HROs in '07

December 27, 2006
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As the HR outsourcing market matures, private equity investors are becoming more comfortable with the idea of investing in this space. Hewitt Associates may be among the primary targets, the analysts note.
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Simply Hired Makes Print Media Deal With News Corp

December 7, 2006
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The job search site partners with the New York Post and reveals that it is expanding the search functions of the job board at social networking site MySpace.com.
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New Company I4CP Spells Out Offerings

December 6, 2006
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The for-profit Institute for Corporate Productivity buys the assets of the Human Resource Institute with a serious goal: improving clients’ productivity.
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As Buyouts Continue, UAW Struggles With Membership Decline

December 5, 2006
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Talk of union mergers points the troubled autoworkers group toward either the United Steelworkers of America or the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
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Monster Adds More Media Outlets to Network

November 28, 2006
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New deals with publications of Freedom Communications and North Jersey Media Group in California, Pennsylvania and Hawaii enhance the job board giant’s localization strategy.
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The (Would-be) King of HR Software

August 18, 2006
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Following its acquisition of Unicru, Kronos appears poised to become a major player in the growing field of talent acquisition and management.
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Talent Getting its Due Diligence Before Deals

June 30, 2006
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Private equity firms and investment banks are realizing that given the high stakes involved, they need to assess an organization's people just as they do its financials before entering into a merger or acquisition.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Ease New Employees Into the Mix Following an Acquisition

May 19, 2006
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As a result of a recent acquisition, our company will be relocating about 100 employees from Pennsylvania to Florida by November 2005. Some of the associates have 15 to 20 years’ tenure. They are vested in the company and don’t want to lose all they’ve worked for. At the same time, they’re not all excited about moving. What suggestions are there to integrate the newer team members into our culture in a way that will make the transition a little smoother for them?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Blend Senior Employees With Employees Absorbed From a Merger

August 17, 2005
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Three years ago our company began merging with a larger company, so we issued stay bonuses to all employees. Now the merger is off and most of the senior staff is ready to retire. Trouble is, we have no succession plan in place. Keeping newer employees from the merger together with existing senior employees poses a potential morale problem. How should we handle this?
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Corporate Crunch

April 13, 2005
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When conglomerate Unilever scooped up Ben & Jerry’s, some worried that the ice creamiconoclast might become just another plain-vanilla subsidiary. Instead, the two companies have flavored each other’s cultures.
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