USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and organic growth. The expansion is directed at providing end-to-end services, for which the merger with Whittman-Hart is a key component. For users, this means that USWEB/CKS can address high-end projects and leverage its position as a leading internet creative services provider. However, it faces issues of staff retention and retaining its technology agnostic stance.
and challenge, often a potent mix for ambitious employees. Despite the attrition, USWEB/CKS has, however, been winning the battle through recruiting drives, increasing its payroll by 3,500 this year - a well over 30% increase from its former size a year ago. Its main attraction to new hires is its internal training capabilities and career path offerings smaller companies cannot match. Most of this growth has been organic, and USWEB/CKS sees few new acquisitions on its horizon. In the battle for bodies,