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Zoom Information, Inc., the search engine that extracts and summarizes people and company information from the Web, is featured in a newly released job search book as an indispensable research and networking tool.
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, 400 Unconventional tips, tricks and tactics to Land Your Dream Job (Wiley 2005), is a guide to finding and landing your ideal job. Written by Jay
Conrad Levinson and David Perry, Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters provides anecdotes and resources for job hunters.
HR leaders and practitioners, senior managers, and business leaders will examine critical human resources concerns
at The Conference Board's 2005 HR Leaders & Practitioners New Tough Issues Forum-Resiliency, Resolve, and Results: A New HR Value Proposition. The meeting will be held October
27-28 at The Waldorf Astoria.
Myclassifiedads.net, a USA based online print media placement service, has long been using volume classified advertising as ‘mini billboards' to drive traffic to web sites, a service Google is now testing on its own. During
the last several months, Google has been exploring opportunities outside the internet to enhance online advertising.
Authoria, Inc., the leader in integrated strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, won the industry's first Integrated Performance & Compensation Management Shootout today at the 8th Annual HR Technology
Conference and Exposition in Chicago. The 350 human resources professionals in attendance at the Shootout chose Authoria as the winner after witnessing live demonstrations from all four competitors. The demonstrations followed a scripted scenario written by Bill Kutik, conference co-chair, and Mark
Albrecht, vice president of consulting at Salary.com. The three other competitors were Recruitmax, SuccessFactors and Workstream.
Simply Online Services launches its CV's by email service The service will allow recruiters to specify the jobseekers that they want to see details of, as soon as they register. A search can be as broad as looking for
jobseekers from specific industry sectors or as specific as ‘Sales Manager' in the ‘FMCG' industry, who is based in ‘Greater Manchester' Recruiters will have the ability to set up as many search strings as they wish and emails of relevant CV's will be sent to them in the early hours of the day following
jobseeker registration and will be waiting in their inbox when they arrive into work.
Webhire launched Webhire Onboarding, a new solution designed to help employers improve the initial onboarding process for new employees. Webhire Onboarding provides Webhire customers with a flexible set of tools for
initiating and tracking the tasks associated with bringing new hires into an organization, including provisioning, forms management and culturalization. The solution can also be used to offboard employees when separating from the company.
Taleo announced that Taleo Contingent 7.0, its temporary and contractual workforce management solution, was named the winner in the "2005 Recruiting & Staffing Best in Class Awards." The award honours, recognises and promotes
innovative best practices in workforce management and planning. HR IQ, a division of the International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC), presented Taleo with the award.
Companies such as British Red Cross, Morrison & Foerster and SHPS continue to invest in Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM) 8.9, Oracle announced. Building on 15 years of experience, PeopleSoft HCM 8.9
offers customers more than 250 product enhancements including new capabilities for absence and contingent workforce management, recruiting as well as functionality to streamline business processes.
Inc Magazine's prestigious Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in the US was released this week with Blue Bell, PA based management consultants Empyrean Management Group, Inc. making the list coming in at number
385. Empyrean Management Group is one of the fastest growing providers of outsourced HR, Recruiting and Training services in the US today. Based in Blue Bell, PA EMG works with clients throughout the nation providing the highest ROI while never losing sight of quality and service.
Workscape unveiled the next generation of its award-winning compensation management application, OneForce™/Compensation Planner 6.0. Featuring
powerful new application functionality, configuration, reporting, analytics and robust user interface (UI) enhancements, OneForce/Compensation Planner 6.0 makes it easier than ever before for managers to make effective compensation decisions that both conform to corporate guidelines and drive higher workforce
Webhire will let its customers search the CareerBuilder.com resume database for job candidates. For job seekers who have resumes on CareerBuilder already, sites that run their application
process with Webhire-hosted systems will let them apply faster, Webhire announced. The company said its partnership with CareerBuilder fits with its philosophy of managing the whole employment life-cycle. CareerBuilder would give Webhire an enhanced position at the start of the process, where people apply for
positions, as well as for candidates Webhire's clients might wish to approach.
RemedyTemp Inc. (REMX), which operates as Remedy Intelligent Staffing(R) and RemX(R) Specialty Staffing, said the California Supreme
Court has decided not to hear an appeal by the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) from a July 25, 2005, decision of the California Court of Appeal (Second District) in favor of RemedyTemp. The Supreme Court's ruling lets stand the Court of Appeal's decision that CIGA should bear responsibility
for the workers' compensation claims of approximately 500 RemedyTemp employees covered by the now-defunct Reliance National Insurance Company.
Last year, RemedyTemp established a $5.9 million reserve in connection with the case in the event it did not ultimately prevail. With the positive development, the company said it is evaluating the reserve and expects to provide details with its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end results in early December.
Early in 2005, as he laid out his annual plan of attack for the explosive Las Vegas market, Securitas Security Services area vice president Jerald "CJ" Fox set an unlikely goal: to dramatically increase the size of his
security force without adding a single employee to his HR Department. Fox did his research, then tapped JobFlash to automate his application, screening and scheduling processes in March. Within six months, Securitas has:
• Added 500 security officers to what was a force of 1,000 in Las Vegas
• Added 41 clients
• Increased its bottom line by 18% (projected 36% over a full year)
… all without expanding its five-person HR Department.
Mr Sanjay Paul Antony wa appointed Vice President (Human Resources) of Subex Systems, the global telecom
product company, . Mr Antony will focus on leadership
management and organizational effectiveness....
More Than 40 Percent of U.S. Workers Plan to Change Jobs Over the Next 12 Months, According to New Yahoo! HotJobs Survey
-- Desire for Better Pay, Benefits and Career Growth Opportunities Cited as Key Drivers for Those Planning to Find New Employment
-- Yahoo! HotJobs Identifies the Top 10 Cities to Live and Work -- Atlanta, Orlando and Other Warm-Weather Destinations Lead the Pack
New data from an online survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers reveals a wide-spread desire to change jobs, according to Yahoo! HotJobs (NASDAQ:YHOO), a leader in online recruiting. The poll results indicate more than 40 percent of currently employed respondents plan to start their search for better jobs
at some point within the next 12 months. And in what may come as surprise to some employers, nearly a quarter (21%) said they were already actively looking for new jobs.
"This data suggests job seekers are inclined to seek out new jobs in the coming year, and there are specific motivators behind this behavior," said Marc Karasu, Yahoo! HotJobs vice president of marketing and career expert. "Employees are sensing more opportunities and better total compensation packages,
and they're making plans to go after them. Current employers should take stock of their own talent acquisition and retention models as they prepare for their staffing needs for 2006."
A Better Compensation Package is #1 Goal of Job Changers
The overwhelming majority (96 percent) of those surveyed who plan to change jobs said their decision to do so was based on a desire to secure better pay or benefits. But other factors were also motivating some workers to seek greener pastures. These include:
-- 44 percent said they felt there was no "potential for career growth" in their current positions
-- Nearly one-in-five (18 percent) wanted a better commute
-- One in four (25 percent) wanted to change jobs because they felt that they were not valued employees
-- About one in four (29 percent) cited the desire to work for a company with a "higher morale" as the reason they wanted to change employers.
Heading to Warmer Climes? The Sun is Shining on -- and in -- the majority of the Top Ten Cities to Live and Work
According to Yahoo! HotJobs, there is a good chance many of the workers currently seeking better opportunities might be heading south.
Drawing on its own research and an array of raw data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Yahoo! HotJobs has compiled a list of the top ten cities and metropolitan areas that provide the foundation for a good work and life balance. Eight out of the ten are
in the southern half of the U.S.
Selections were made based on assessment of population growth, cost-of-living, access to medical facilities, average commuting times, availability of recreational activities, and other data. In alphabetical order, the top 10 cities are: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; New York City metro area, NY; Orlando, FL;
Phoenix, AZ; Raleigh-Durham, NC; San Diego, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Tampa, FL; and the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Yahoo! HotJobs' research also indicated that the following ten cities (in alphabetical order) are rising stars among the best places to live and work. Something they all share in common is an abundance of job opportunities and good access to recreation and health care facilities: Albuquerque, NM; Chandler,
AZ; Colorado Springs, CO; Gilbert, AZ; Henderson, NV; Las Vegas, NV; McAllen, TX; Provo, UT; Rancho-Cucamonga, CA; and West Palm Beach, FL.
About the Yahoo! HotJobs Top 10 Cities Index
Data for determining the Top 10 U.S. Cities to Live and Work and the Top 10 Up-And-Coming Cities were pulled from the following sources: US Census Bureau estimates from 2000, as well as projections for 2003 and 2004, with the latest estimates for population at the city and metro-area level; Cost-of-living
data, travel times, population growth data and health data from research firms such as Sperling's Best Places and the US Census Bureau; Bureau of Labor Statistics for employment and unemployment data; FORTUNE 1000 lists for corporate headquarters locations; official city and state websites for recreational
data, demographic data by city and metro area, medical and healthcare data, educational data and employment data; Realtor.com and HomeFair city reports for cost-of-living and housing costs; Intel's "Top 100 Most Unwired Cities" for wireless ranking data; "The Rise of the Creative Class" by Richard Florida for
creativity index data; rankings from CNN Money Magazine, Sperling's, the Milken Institute, and Inc.com.
You Should Know
- Fuel costs, labour shortage take toll HIGHER fuel prices and skilled labour shortages have put a dent in South Australian business confidence, industry body Business SA has found. Its quarterly survey of 500 SA firms on their
expectations showed a 6.9point fall in business confidence for the three months to September 30. In the previous quarter, it had been a 93.6-point record high. (Advertiser)
- China's looming talent shortage
- If China's economy is to go on growing and its base is to evolve from manufacturing to services, it will require a huge number of qualified university graduates.
- While university graduates are plentiful there, new MGI research shows that only a small proportion of them have the skills required for jobs further up the value chain—and competition for these graduates is becoming fierce.
- China must undertake a long-term effort to raise the quality of its graduates by changing the way it finances its universities, revamping curriculums to meet the needs of industry, and improving the quality of English-language instruction.
- China could emerge as a base for IT and business process offshoring, but unless the country addresses its looming labor shortage now the global ambitions of Chinese companies will probably be stymied. (Mckinsey)
- An ideal candidate for procurement Businesses can cut their costs and improve performance by taking a structured approach to buying temporary and contract labour. Jane Simms assesses the choices on offer. Given the huge
sums and time involved in sourcing, hiring and tracking contracts for temporary workers, this is perhaps surprising. Despite this, in many organisations, the buying of temps and contractors still falls outside even HR's remit. Instead, individual managers hire people on an ad hoc and largely
unregulated basis. The result is that many organisations do not have any idea how much they are spending on temporary and contract staff. (SupplyManagement.com)
- Growing Pains in MetaVertical Search Passions were inflamed last week when classified ad aggregator Oodle revealed Craigslist had asked it to remove the site's ads from its index (and it complied with the request). Despite
a cacophony of discussion about Craigslist's decision, it wasn't initially clear exactly why the company made that request. What's obvious, however, is there are plenty of possible reasons a company like Craigslist might resist cooperation with Oodle and its ilk. Yet others in Craigslist's position --
like the New York Times Company -- are taking the opposite approach, by investing in the Oodle-like jobs aggregator Indeed.com. My curiosity piqued, I sought out Craig Newmark and Craigslist President & CEO Jim Buckmaster to get the company's rationale for the request.
"Craigslist users and their listings are not a commodity to be traded upon for commercial purposes," Buckmaster told me in an e-mail exchange. "Robotically harvesting content from our site compromises our own users' access to finite server resources, while providing little
or no offsetting benefits." (ClickZ)
- Advanced browser gives taste of Web 2.0 A cutting edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed 'Flock', which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing, was launched
today. The browser was developed in California by a small team of developers spearheaded by Bart Decrem, who is well known in the open source community due to his involvement in the Mozilla Foundation and his ill-fated startup Eazel, which from 1999 until its demise in 2001 aimed to bring
greater usability features to the Linux desktop. (ZDNetAustralia)
- craigslist blocks job aggregator oodle Looks as though online classifieds giant Craigslist has decided to block Oodle from aggregating their content, which includes jobs. This is quite a curious move by Craig. Although
their revenue is driven by job postings, only three markets currently charge for postings. The rest of Craigslist is free. (Cheesman's Online Recruitment Blog)
- Blogging as Recruiting Tool? It's MSM now, Baby! By now, it should not be news that blogging has come of age as an outreach tool supporting the recruiting function. We regularly follow Joel Cheesman's blog, the jobster blog and a
number of corporate blogs with a recruiting flavor, just to see what's new (and, when they have moments of candor, what works). Of note at the recent ERE conference here in Boston were corporate recruiting bloggers like Mike Homula of Ohio's FirstMerit Bank . . . the guy who Dr. John Sullivan has been
praising to the heavens as having the juice (and lack of restraint) necessary to succeed in today's tough market. (Online Conversion & Beyond)
The high death toll from Pakistan's earthquake has prompted anxiety that the country may face labour shortages in its industry and businesses as family members of the victims return to the region affected by the quake. The concern comes amid reports that thousands of low-paid employees are
returning home from cities such as Karachi, Pakistan's main business centre, and Lahore, the country's second-largest city. (FT)
- Pakistan fears labour shortage after quake
THE labour market in the UAE is getting tighter due to the inflow of foreign labour and rising unemployment pressure among nationals. The increasing pressure on the labour market from the country's indigenous population is the result of high population growth rates during the past decades and rising
participation of women as jobseekers. (KhaleejTimes)
- National female labour: Participation and policy implications
The Department of Finance & Personnel has announced that it intends to have further discussions with Fujitsu Services Ltd with a view to selecting them as the preferred bidder for an electronic Human Resource (e-HR) contract. Accenture (UK) Ltd has been invited to remain available as reserve bidder.
The award of contract is scheduled for December 2005, but is subject to approval of the business case. Following award of contract, the successful bidder would become the private sector partner working with the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the Northern Ireland Office to transform the way in which
personnel services are delivered to around 30,000 civil servants. (EGovMonitor)
- Fujitsu Services Ltd progresses to next stage for HR contract
Immigrants help Scotland put the brakes on population slide FEARS that Scotland's population will fall below the critical five million mark have eased after new figures revealed it will take 20 years longer than expected.
But experts today warned there was no room for complacency and that action was needed to stave off a decline in the number of working age people in the future. (Scottsman)
Work longer, live longer, says study debunking early retirement OPTING for early retirement over a lengthy working life does not help you to live longer, research revealed yesterday. For most workers, there is a widely
held perception that spending more time on the golf course and less time at the desk will help you to reach old age. But research in the US has now suggested that early retirement at 55 may actually make you more likely to die earlier than if you had carried on working. (Scotsman)
- Retailers face seasonal hiring battle With the Hawaii unemployment rate at 2.6 percent, retail businesses that were already having a tough time filling positions are facing another battle getting help for the holidays. "The
situation hasn't changed," said Carol Pregill, president of the Retail Merchants of Hawaii. "Everybody's trying to do the best they can with the staffing that they've got. Everybody's still got positions open." (HawaiiBizWomen)
- Job Losses From Hurricanes Up to 478,000 Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, pushing the total who have lost jobs
because of the storms to 478,000. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the 40,000 weekly increase in hurricane-related applications for benefits was down sharply from a rise of 75,000 such claims two weeks ago, evidence that the wave of joblessness caused by the Gulf Coast devastation might
finally be cresting. The hurricanes' impact on the nation's unemployment rate has been significant, however, as the total number of Americans receiving jobless assistance rose to 2.89 million, the highest level in more than a year. (AP)
- OPM launches online center to aid personnel reforms As part of its efforts to modernize government personnel systems, the Office of Personnel Management has launched a new online resource for federal managers.
The Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework Resource Center is OPM's one-stop shop for managers navigating new personnel waters. It contains reports, checklists and texts of legislation, on topics including recruitment, retention, rewards
and performance measurement. (GovExec.com)
- Austin Game Conference sees record recruitment drive Fourteen companies scouting new staff at this year's event The third annual Austin Game Conference will host a massive industry recruitment drive this month, as a record
number of top-tier publishing and development companies seek new staff hires. (GamesIndustry.biz)
- Staffing company sees rise in manufacturing jobs There is potentially good labor news for the Buffalo Niagara region from a national staffing company. Adecco (ADO)
said Thursday it is seeing a sizable increase in demand for multiple positions within the area manufacturing sector as well as call center positions in the commercial banking industry. The factory jobs, Adecco reported, include that of machine operators, line operators, quality-control professionals and
warehouse professionals. (Buffalo Biz Journal)
- No college? Not necessarily a problem The reigning assumption among many Americans is that teenagers go directly from high school to college, but that's not the way life always works. Just 27% of Americans over age 25 hold bachelor's
degrees or higher, according to 2004 Census data. See the Census data. These days, that lack of a college degree is likelier to
mean a steep hit to earnings. "Increasingly, the days of blue-collar jobs that have lower educational and skill requirements but pay an outstanding wage are disappearing," said Jerry Rubin, vice president of Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit research group that works with foundations and federal and state
agencies to create job training programs. (Marketwatch)
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