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Recruitment Process Outsourcing Firm RightThing Acquires Capital H Unit

September 9, 2009
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Under the acquisition, Findlay, Ohio-based The RightThing will absorb Capital H's 20 employees in its RPO division, based in Milwaukee. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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5 Questions for Luan Fox—Passive HR in Acquisitions

September 2, 2009
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With mergers and acquisitions picking up as many potential buyers see good deals to be had, Luan Fox laments that HR at the acquired companies often is too passive. Instead of helping buyers understand their talent management programs and which talent they should keep, too often HR managers sit back and hope not to lose their own jobs. Fox recently spoke to Workforce Management New York bureau chief Jessica Marquez about her concerns.
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Aetna to Buy EAP Provider for $70 Million

August 5, 2009
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Aetna Inc. is acquiring Lewisville, Texas-based Horizon Behavioral Services, a leading provider of employee assistance programs to midsize and large employers, for $70 million in cash.
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Spherion Reveals New Name for Its RPO Business

August 3, 2009
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The change aims to capture the way customers are seeking help with a broad range of talent acquisition needs, including the management of contract workers and staffing providers.
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Concerns Brew About Integration of Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin

June 29, 2009
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Experts say the creation of such a large company will end up diluting the services that clients get—at least in the short term. The combined company’s new president says processes are in place to make the integration go ‘as smoothly as possible.’
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Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin to Merge in $3.5 billion Deal

June 29, 2009
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Consulting firms Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby and Watson Wyatt Worldwide will merge in a deal worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal “change the landscape of our industry,” the companies said in a news release.
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HR Outsourcing Providers Eye Buying ExcellerateHRO

June 24, 2009
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A number of HRO providers are interested in buying the company from Hewlett-Packard if it is in fact up for sale, insiders say.
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Hewlett-Packard Buys Up ExcellerateHRO

June 19, 2009
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Other than signing an HR outsourcing deal with Nestle in 2006, the Bay Area technology giant doesn’t seem to be doing many extensive deals, experts say. According to AMR Research, HP has 13 payroll deals that include other HR administrative elements.
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Dice Acquires AllHealthcareJobs.com

June 12, 2009
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The site’s purchase price included $2.8 million in cash and 205,000 in shares, plus an earn-out of another $1 million in the next two years.
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InGenesis Lands Army Health Care Contracts

June 12, 2009
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Texas firm will supply nurses, physicians and allied health care professionals to U.S. Army facilities in the Northern, Pacific, Southern and Western regions specified in the contracts. These areas include Army medical sites in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and South Korea.
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