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Talent retention efforts heat up amid record low unemployment
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Talent retention efforts heat up amid record low unemployment

By Neal England Practice Leader As the labor market tightens, staffing companies and their clients have become more attentive and aggressive in efforts to retain employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report from August indicated 7.1 million job openings (a new record) and 6.2 million unemployed. Job openings outpaced the number of unemployed by...

Pass-through deduction: Good news for the PEO industry
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Pass-through deduction: Good news for the PEO industry

By Jim Mack Managing Director In good news for professional employer organizations (PEOs) and their clients, the Treasury Department and IRS last month clarified that being a client of a PEO does not affect pass-through tax deduction eligibility. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, passed by Congress in December, created a new deduction...

Small business growth good news for PEO industry
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Small business growth good news for PEO industry

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer Small businesses are hiring at an aggressive rate, hitting a 12-year high, according to a recent survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and business optimism is at a 15-year high, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Small-business owners added the largest...

Art of the Deal: Why every seller needs an M&A advisor
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Art of the Deal: Why every seller needs an M&A advisor

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and CFO Art of the Deal is an occasional series about the steps involved in selling your business. Selling a business is a complex transaction, and middle-market firms may face headwinds that large businesses, due to their size, do not. Here’s a look at some of the potential headwinds that...

Partner with CAC’s consultants to enhance company performance
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Partner with CAC’s consultants to enhance company performance

By Brad Buttermore Managing Partner and CFO In response to client demand, Capital Alliance Corp. has launched a business consultancy to help companies add and sustain value — whether or not an M&A transaction is in their future. As entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals, our Capital Alliance team brings extensive hands-on experience to the table across...

Tight labor, rising wages crimp Permian Basin oil production & exploration
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Tight labor, rising wages crimp Permian Basin oil production & exploration

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner The Permian Basin’s tight labor supply will continue to vex drillers for the remainder of the year, as exploration and production in the nation’s most prolific shale formation ramps up amid rising oil prices. A recent Wall Street Journal article notes that only five of the top 20 U.S. shale...

On May 29, 2018August 14, 2018by
Why M&A deals in healthcare staffing will stay hot
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Why M&A deals in healthcare staffing will stay hot

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The growing healthcare staffing sector is poised for vibrant merger & acquisition activity over the next two years, as companies look to capitalize and strengthen their value propositions in the evolving U.S. healthcare landscape. Staffing Industry Analysts projects that U.S. healthcare staffing revenue will grow 6%...

On May 22, 2018August 20, 2018by
Consolidation trend underway in the coworking sector
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Consolidation trend underway in the coworking sector

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management Coworking companies have become the latest hot targets for cross-border merger and acquisition activity as the sector seeks more global expansion opportunities. In early April, Naked Hub, a regional coworking start-up based in Shanghai, completed the acquisition of Australia-based Gravity Coworking, which had sites in Sydney,...

On May 7, 2018August 14, 2018by
Where will oil prices and supply-demand land by the end of 2018?
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Where will oil prices and supply-demand land by the end of 2018?

By Bryan Livingston and Paul Puri Managing Partners Just when you think things couldn’t get more interesting, they do. The latest news that two Chevron officials detained in Venezuela last week could be charged with treason, a crime that carries a 30-year sentence and limits access to due process, is certainly alarming. We’ve been reading...

On April 25, 2018August 14, 2018by
Five trends to watch in the staffing industry
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Five trends to watch in the staffing industry

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The near-term and long-term outlook for the staffing industry looks prosperous, especially for firms specializing in healthcare and IT sectors, as a strong economy, tax reform and regulatory relief give rise to growth prospects for the industry. I had the opportunity to attend Staffing Industry Analysts’...

On March 29, 2018August 14, 2018by