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Adecco Group | May 11, 2016
Recruitment giant Adecco’s acquisition of people management consultancy Penna is now effective. In March Adecco announced a £105.3m acquisition of Penna for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Penna by means of a High Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the ‘scheme’). The court sanctioned the scheme on 9 May 2016. The deal valued Penna shares at 365p....
Penna | February 15, 2016
The “gig economy” has firmly entered employment vocabulary, becoming a catch-all term for anything from Uber taxi drivers to freelance professionals. But what does this hyper-flexible way of working mean for HR? Cath Everett reports. The buzz around the so-called gig economy – the “Uberfication” of work – has been growing louder in recent months, even making it into a speech by US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton – where she aired concerns over what this growing hiring trend could mean for w...
HR Dive | January 13, 2020
Creativity was the most in-demand soft skill for applicants last year, and it has retained its place heading into 2020, according to a Jan. 9 LinkedIn Learning report. "Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR," the company said. Persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and emotional intelligence rounded out the top five. LinkedIn noted that emotional intelligence — defined as the ability to...
HR Dive | January 14, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has limited joint employer liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in final regulations published Jan. 12. The rule, slated to be published in the Federal Register Jan. 16, spells out the circumstances under which more than one business can be held liable for FLSA violations. It largely adopts the "four-factor balancing test" from DOL's proposed version of the rule while also clarifying that an employee's "economic dependence&...
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