Tags: Merger

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger

Elance and oDesk today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge with each other. Both companies are leading marketplaces for online work, connecting businesses with talented freelancers in real-time. Their combined efforts will empower people around the world to connect and work together in unprecedented ways, generating new levels of work freedom for…

The local authority team at JLT Benefit Solutions (JLT) has been appointed by the Lincolnshire County Council Pension Fund to assist them in a forthcoming search for a manager of a portfolio of alternatives, estimated at around £150m, as part of the JLT SWIM (Search Work on Investment Managers) service. This service, which is run…

A new online questionnaire which enables an organisation or department to measure its ‘readiness to perform’ after undertaking change initiatives, such as downsizing, restructuring or a merger/acquisition, has been launched today by TalentDrain, the employee engagement and retention specialist. Called Unify, the 15-minute questionnaire collects ‘change feedback’ from employees and reveals the retention drivers that…

Companies looking to run effective employee benefit schemes should manage them from the bottom up, it has been suggested. According to the independent financial advisory firm Foster Denovo, the management of benefit schemes falls into two separate areas. These are the administration of individual schemes and the communication of benefits to employees, senior partner Graham…

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is merging with the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) over the next few weeks, is to receive a cash boost of £724 million, it has been revealed. In an announcement made to more than 800 professionals at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 2008 Conference, Lord McKenzie…

Human resources (HR) can play a major role in the success of mergers and acquisitions through the integration and transfer of practices and knowledge, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), HR’s contribution can be particularly beneficial in terms of employee integration. In its report, which is entitled…