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  • FocusOne Solutions Included in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Managed Services Providers
    May 10, 2019
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    FocusOne Solutions®, a leading managed services provider (MSP), has earned a position in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings, an elite list recognizing the top MSPs in the marketplace...
    May 10, 2019
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    FocusOne Solutions®, a leading managed services provider (MSP), has earned a position in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings, an elite list recognizing the top MSPs in the marketplace. FocusOne, which also offers vendor management software as part of its total workforce solution, is included in all four Baker’s Dozen categories, including Overall Leaders, Breadth of Service Leaders, Size of Deal Leaders, and Quality of Service Leaders.

    FocusOne is among a select few MSPs dedicated to the healthcare sector to make the Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. Results are based solely on responses to online customer satisfaction surveys conducted directly with MSP buyers. Survey data is analyzed across three subcategories: service breadth, deal sizes, and quality. HRO Today uses a predetermined algorithm that weighs questions and categories based on importance and calculates scores in all three subcategories as well as an overall score.

    "It humbles us to know that our clients recognize our MSP program as among the very best in the country," said Craig Wolf, President, FocusOne Solutions. "There are many companies in the managed services space. We believe our formula that brings together technology and the hands-on support of service team gets it right. Inclusion in the Baker’s Dozen is a ringing endorsement of the entire FocusOne team who dedicates themselves every day to those we serve and to enhancing the staffing experience.”

    FocusOne Solutions streamlines the staffing process for healthcare facilities nationwide by channeling requests and communication with multiple staffing agencies through a single point of contact. Customers benefit from improved time to fill, an increase in administrative efficiency, and better control of labor costs. FocusOne is defined by its people-based solution that combines web-based software with the support of a dedicated service team.
  • C&A Industries, Inc. featured in Midlands Business Journal in conjunction with 50th Anniversary
    May 1, 2019
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    What began as a one-employee business endeavor by Larry Courtnage in 1969 following his graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has evolved into one of the largest staffing and recruiting firms in the...
    May 1, 2019
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    What began as a one-employee business endeavor by Larry Courtnage in 1969 following his graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has evolved into one of the largest staffing and recruiting firms in the country. Today, C&A Industries, Inc., having reached its 50-year milestone, is comprised of multiple workforce solution firms serving organizations nationwide. Firms under the C&A umbrella include Aureus Medical Group®, Aureus Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions®, in addition to non-staffing affiliates AurTravel® and AurHomes®. The Kim Foundation, a non-profit family foundation, rounds out the C&A portfolio.

    Owners Larry and Kathy Courtnage along with President & CEO Scot Thompson were interviewed by the Midlands Business Journal for a feature story about C&A, its history, its future and what makes the company, named one the Best Places to Work in Omaha eight times, unique and special.

    Read the feature story
  • Staffing & Recruitment Leader C&A Industries, Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary
    April 24, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has announced its 50th year in business. Founded in 1969 by Larry Courtnage, C&A began as a one employee endeavor placing engineers with Omaha...
    April 24, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has announced its 50th year in business. Founded in 1969 by Larry Courtnage, C&A began as a one employee endeavor placing engineers with Omaha area employers following his graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Engineering. C&A has since evolved into one of the largest staffing firms in the country with multiple brands in its portfolio.

    C&A is comprised of specialized firms that provide workforce solutions to organizations throughout the United States. Firms under the C&A umbrella include Aureus Medical Group®, Aureus Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions®, in addition to non-staffing affiliates AurTravel® and AurHomes®.

    Today, C&A employs nearly 700 corporate employees primarily located across the company’s three office locations in Omaha, including its headquarters at 136th & Dodge, which opened in 2007. In addition, C&A employs thousands of contract employees across the United States. Regional offices include Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa.

    Currently, C&A ranks as the 27th largest staffing firm in the country and 84th largest globally. C&A’s largest affiliate, Aureus Medical Group, ranks as the 7th largest healthcare staffing firm nationally, including 7th in the nursing sector and 2nd in allied health. Aureus Medical entered the healthcare staffing market in 1984 with direct hire placement. In 1997 the firm expanded into contract healthcare staffing, commencing a period of rapid and expansive growth.

    Over the past 25 years, C&A has been honored with numerous awards and recognition for growth, employee engagement, employee education, and wellness. A 2019 recipient of the Sustained Excellence Award, C&A has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha™ in the large company category eight times in ten years. Recently, C&A was named by Training magazine as a recipient of the Training Top 125 Award, recognizing organizations with the most successful employer-sponsored learning and development programs in the world. It has earned Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, the Gold Well Workplace Award from WELLCOM, and consistent recognition for growth, including being named to the Inc. 500 four times.

    C&A’s presence extends beyond the staffing industry. In 2001, Courtnage launched The Kim Foundation, a non-profit, family foundation dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illness and suicide through advocacy, education, and support. Its community programming, partnerships, and funding initiatives have made a substantial impact locally, statewide, and at the national level.

    C&A remains a privately held company, owned by Courtnage and his wife, Kathy. In 2018, Courtnage was named to the Omaha Business Hall of Fame by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Scot Thompson, who joined the company in 2000, serves as President & CEO. Thompson has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts to the Staffing 100 for four consecutive years.

    C&A will commemorate its milestone with a 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Capitol District located in downtown Omaha. Guests will include employees, customers, business associates, and local dignitaries.
  • C&A Industries, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Mike Morgan as Chief Financial Officer
    April 10, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, announces the hiring of Mike Morgan as Chief Financial Officer. C&A is the parent company to a portfolio of workforce solution firms including Aureus...
    April 10, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, announces the hiring of Mike Morgan as Chief Financial Officer. C&A is the parent company to a portfolio of workforce solution firms including Aureus Group®, Aureus Medical Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions®, along with non-staffing affiliates, AurTravel® and AurHomes®.

    In his role, Morgan will be responsible for financial management of the organization, including direct oversight of financial planning and analysis, risk management, accounting, and tax reporting.

    Prior to joining C&A, he served as Sr. Vice President of Finance with West Corporation; Chief Financial Officer with Streck; Chief Financial Officer with DRM, Inc.; and as Vice President of Finance with First Data. Morgan began his finance career with accounting firm Seim Johnson.

    “We are pleased to welcome Mike to the C&A organization and to our executive management team,” said Scot Thompson, President & Chief Executive Officer, C&A Industries. “His financial and strategic experience combined with an impressive track record of leadership will be highly beneficial to us as we build on our previous success and continue to strengthen our position as one of the premier staffing firms in our industry. He is an exceptional addition to our growing and evolving company.”

    “I’m proud to join this dynamic organization that is not only highly respected in its industry nationally but is also well established as a community leader and partner,” said Morgan. “It’s an exciting time for C&A in terms of growth and opportunity. I look forward to working with the team to provide a world-class customer and employee experience."

    Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and obtained his CPA license in 1991.
  • AurTravel named #1 Travel Agency in Omaha by B2B Magazine for Third Year
    April 5, 2019
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    Omaha based AurTravel® has been named the top travel agency in Omaha, Nebraska by B2B magazine. The full-service travel agency has been recognized by the publication as "Best of B2B" for three consecutive years...
    April 5, 2019
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    Omaha based AurTravel® has been named the top travel agency in Omaha, Nebraska by B2B magazine. The full-service travel agency has been recognized by the publication as "Best of B2B" for three consecutive years. This is the third year in a row AurTravel has been ranked #1. The announcement is featured in the April-May 2019 issue of the magazine.

    AurTravel is a boutique style travel agency serving the Omaha metropolitan area and the surrounding region. The agency offers a complete range of travel services, including customized vacations, group travel, cruises, honeymoons, destination weddings, and business travel. AurTravel's relationships with respected travel industry service providers offer customers the benefits of competitive pricing and buying power combined with personal, one-on-one service.

    B2B Omaha is a quarterly magazine featuring profiles of business leaders, local corporations, and stories pertaining to the latest business developments in the Omaha metropolitan area. The publication's annual "Best of B2B" Awards recognizes the top businesses and service providers based on readers' votes.

    For more information about AurTravel's services, visit www.aurtravel.com.
  • C&A Industries Named #1 Employment Agency by B2B Magazine for 11th Year in a Row
    April 5, 2019
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    Omaha-based C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has been named the #1 Employment Agency in Omaha, Nebraska by B2B Omaha for the 11th consecutive year. The announcement...
    April 5, 2019
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    Omaha-based C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has been named the #1 Employment Agency in Omaha, Nebraska by B2B Omaha for the 11th consecutive year. The announcement is featured in the April-May 2019 issue of the magazine.

    C&A is the parent company to workforce solution firms Aureus Group®, Aureus Medical Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions®. Aureus Group, AurStaff, and Celebrity Staff each hold market leading positions in the Omaha metropolitan area and have an established regional presence. Aureus Medical Group and FocusOne Solutions serve clients on a national scale.

    B2B Omaha is a quarterly magazine featuring profiles of business leaders, local corporations, and stories pertaining to the latest business developments in the Omaha metropolitan area. The publication’s annual “Best of B2B” Awards recognizes the top businesses and service providers based on readers’ votes.

    “We are proud to be recognized as the premier employment agency for an impressive eleven years,” said Scot Thompson, President & CEO, C&A Industries, Inc. “With that said, our reputation as the leader in staffing has been built in large part by the extraordinary employees that comprise C&A. Their passion for our business and for helping our customers reach new levels of success is unmatched in our industry and our marketplace.”
  • Recruiting Firm Aureus Group Recognized by Forbes for Third Year
    March 29, 2019
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    Aureus Group®, a leading staffing and recruitment firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has again been named by Forbes to its 2019 list of America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms. Aureus Group specializes in...
    March 29, 2019
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    Aureus Group®, a leading staffing and recruitment firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has again been named by Forbes to its 2019 list of America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms. Aureus Group specializes in staffing within the practice areas of accounting & finance, information technology & systems, healthcare leadership, and executive search.

    Aureus Group offers solutions ranging from direct hire and contract staffing to interim leadership. With a national reach, the firm is rooted in the Midwest with regional offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Des Moines, Iowa.

    Forbes partnered with analytics firm Statista to compile the list which ranks the top recruitment agencies nationally. This is the third consecutive year Aureus Group has been recognized.

    Selection was based on industry research and survey results involving recruiters, job candidates, and HR managers who had worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years. Survey participants were asked to recommend up to ten recruiting firms (excluding their own). Rankings were established based on the number of recommendations received. More than 17,000 nominations were submitted as part of the survey process.

    “We are honored to be recognized on this prestigious list for the third year in a row. Our team’s passion to help our customers and candidates achieve their goals and exceed their expectations inspires me every day,” said Chris Carlson, Managing Director, Aureus Group. ”Their collective commitment to our culture and career development combined with our 50 years of industry expertise, a tenured team, integrity and unwavering customer service is what differentiates us. We will continue to strive to be the premier search and staffing firm by being the go-to talent magnet in our niches and geographical footprint.”

    Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia, and Forbes Europe magazines, as well as Forbes.com.
  • Employee development and training is important at all career stages
    Midlands Business Journal – March 15, 2019
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    According to local experts, preparing current employee for management and leadership roles is a critical process involving significant development and training. When it comes to development, Liz Hall, executive director of...
    Midlands Business Journal – March 15, 2019
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    According to local experts, preparing current employee for management and leadership roles is a critical process involving significant development and training. When it comes to development, Liz Hall, executive director of training and development at C&A Industries, said it’s critical to understand and treat each employee uniquely. Additionally, she said it’s not just new hires that want time and attention. “The most seasoned employees wat to know where they stand, where they are going and how they are going to get there,” Hall said. “Employees want a coach, not a boss.” Over the past few years, Hall said C&A Industries has implemented a series of assessments in order to provide employees nan opportunity to connect with a career development coach. “When an employee is confident in who they are, what their strengths are and what motivate them, it becomes very evident to all where their future lies,” she said.
  • C&A Industries, Inc. Earns Sustained Excellence Award, Best Places to Work in Omaha
    March 11, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has been recognized for its longevity as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha®...
    March 11, 2019
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    C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in staffing and recruitment, has been recognized for its longevity as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha®.

    An eight-time recipient, C&A has earned the Sustained Excellence Award which recognizes employers that have been ranked consistently for multiple years.

    The annual Best Places to Work initiative, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm, recognizes a select number of companies based on the results of surveys completed by the employees of participating organizations. Surveys measure employee engagement, satisfaction, morale, opportunities for professional growth, and workplace culture.

    The Sustained Excellence Award honors those organizations that participate in the survey for four consecutive years and rank first, second, or third in three consecutive years or the organization ranks in the survey eight of the last ten years.

    C&A, a participant in the large company category of staffing firms with more than 200 employees, is the parent company to workforce solution firms Aureus Group®, Aureus Medical Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions®, as well as AurTravel® and AurHomes®.

    “We’re proud and honored to once again be named a top employer in what is a growing and highly dynamic business community. To be recognized for continued and sustained excellence represents what we strive for as an organization – to attract, engage, and retain a talented team of employees who are the heart of C&A,” said Scot Thompson, President and CEO of C&A Industries.

    C&A is a leader in nearly every market it serves. Its industry-leading training and extensive professional development programs; award-winning health and wellness program; and community involvement and philanthropy are, according to Thompson, key factors in maintaining C&A’s high levels of employee engagement. He adds that employee recognition programs and focus on communication and idea sharing are also embraced company wide. Recently, C&A was named to the Training Top 125 by Training magazine, recognizing the top employer-sponsored training programs worldwide.

    “To be among the very best in our industry requires a team that’s dedicated, is passionate about our business, works collaboratively, and brings a mindset of excellence to work every day. Knowing the recognition we’ve received over the years has come as a result of their employee experience is very meaningful to us.”

    C&A will be honored along with other Best Places to Work in Omaha recipients during a luncheon in May 2019.
  • C&A President & CEO Thompson Named to the Staffing 100 by Staffing Industry Analysts for Fourth Year
    February 18, 2019
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    Scot Thompson, president and CEO of C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in human capital management, has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) to the Staffing 100, a list of the most influential executives...
    February 18, 2019
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    Scot Thompson, president and CEO of C&A Industries, Inc., a national leader in human capital management, has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) to the Staffing 100, a list of the most influential executives within the North American market. This is the fourth consecutive year Thompson has been recognized among the nation’s leaders in the industry.

    C&A, with revenue of $479 million, is the parent company to a portfolio of workforce solution firms that include Aureus Medical Group®, Aureus Group®, AurStaff®, Celebrity Staff, and managed services provider FocusOne Solutions®.

    During his nearly 19-year tenure, Thompson has led C&A to unprecedented levels of expansion, including ten-fold organic growth and the launch of nine new business divisions. Aureus Medical Group has risen to 7th largest healthcare staffing firm in the United States and C&A is positioned as the 27th largest staffing firm overall. Currently, C&A is ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts as the 84th largest staffing firm globally.

    At C&A, Thompson has successfully cultivated a positive, team-oriented, and customer centered culture focused on a high level of employee engagement and consistent, impactful community involvement. Most recently, as a result of Thompson’s leadership, C&A launched an upgrade to its candidate portal and online application to facilitate improved communication and an enhanced candidate experience. The company has also implemented artificial intelligence as part of its process improvement strategy.

    C&A has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha™ in the large company category of staffing firms eight times in ten years. Recently, C&A was named by Training magazine as a recipient of the Training Top 125 Award, recognizing organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.

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