Welcome New ASA Members
Korn Ferry Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results of Operations
Korn/Ferry International News Release (03/06/14)
Korn Ferry reported total revenues of $251 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, up 19.4% from $210.3 million during the same period in fiscal 2013. Net income totaled $21.3 million, up 124.2% from $9.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
By segment, total revenue was $149.7 million for executive recruitment, up 10.3% from $135.7 million; $64.3 million for leadership and talent consulting, up 49.2% from $43.1 million; and $37 million for Futurestep, up 17.5% from $31.5 million. North American fee revenue totaled $77.2 million for executive recruitment, up 8.3% from $71.3 million.
U.S. Factory Orders, Shipments Fall in January
New orders for factory goods fell 0.7% in January, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a 0.4% drop. December’s orders declined 2.0%, revised from the previous report of 1.5%.
Shipments of new orders also fell in January, for the second consecutive month. Factories are idling as businesses work through excess stock; cold weather also has reduced business activity.
MyCrowd Aims to Create Marketplace for Freelance Projects
TechCrunch (03/05/14) Pankaj Mishra
The startup MyCrowd enables companies to find freelancers for particular tasks through Google Docs, PowerPoint, and other applications with a single click. MyCrowd is raising $500,000 in a seed round from unnamed angel investors so it can add more connectors, such as Evernote, and broaden its existing base of 10 million specialists to become the biggest marketplace for freelance projects in the world.
ASA for You
The mantra “always be closing” may be doing more harm than good and even perpetuating the mistrust of salespeople. Learn new approaches that attract buyers instead of prompting defensive postures during the ASAPro webinar “The New ABCs of Selling—How to Get Buyers to Sell Themselves on Buying From You.” It takes place Tuesday, March 11, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time.
ASAPro webinars are $295 for nonmembers and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. Join ASA and enjoy ASAPro webinars for FREE.
The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week of Feb. 24.
Fort Worth, TX
Staff Right Solutions
Is your firm interested in joining ASA? Contact the membership department at 703-253-2020 or email@example.com.