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Reveille and Hyperbole
Taleo Corporation (TLEO) announced details of Taleo WORLD 2006, its fifth annual world user conference. Taleo WORLD 2006 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress located in Orlando, Florida, May
Arinso International, a European market leader in HR services, has created operations in Geneva, Switzerland. The company's win of an HR Services contract with ACS for General Motors Europe means that a strong presence in Switzerland became
important in order to set up a truly pan-European HR offering to large employers.
Increasing numbers of automotive job seekers are opting to apply directly to jobs posted on the website career centers of automotive businesses rather than job boards and print ads according to Tony Radoci, president of Automotive Recruitment Systems, LLC, an online recruitment
solutions consulting firm focused on the automotive world and operator of the recently launched AutomotiveEmployers.com (www.AutomotiveEmployers.com). "At the same time, automotive employers are
excited by this development as they become increasingly aware that their company's website should be their most effective recruitment tool," added Radoci.
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Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Patricia R. Willard as chief human resources officer. Most recently, Ms. Willard was worldwide partner in business development and client management at Mercer Human
Resources Consulting....HireRight, a provider of employment screening solutions, has appointed Jeffrey Wahba as chief financial officer...Fred D. Gladney has been named vice president of sales for Career Systems International
(CSI), a global provider of solutions focusing on employee engagement and retention, career development and mentoring for business and government....Jeanne K. Mason, previously serving as head of global human resources of GE Insurance Solutions, has been named as corporate vice president human resources
of Baxter International Inc....Janet R. Randolph, previously serving as vice president human resources of Epicor Software Corp., has been named as vice president human resources of FileNet Corporation...
Over 20% of the Labour Force Seeking Greener Pastures in March
Unemployment may be at near-record lows of 5.2%, but the equivalent of more than 20% of the labour work force* or 2,086,562 unique browsers visited www.seek.com.au in March, according to the latest Nielsen NetRatings. Such high traffic numbers suggest that most of the people browsing for jobs are already
employed, so SEEK conducted an online survey to investigate their motivations. (OnRec)
Help wanted: youths living in tough area to work hard
Software company founder Sanjay Malaviya is ready to hire a young person from one of Toronto's hard-pressed neighbourhoods, convinced the move will be good for business. He is one of several top executives who have signed up for a project called Youth One that is backed by the Toronto Board of Trade and the
city. The goal is ambitious: to hire 1,000 young people, especially those living in high-crime, high-poverty areas of the city, by Sept. 1. (Globe and Mail)
Regional press can thrive in changing ad market, says Johnston Press chief exec
Regional newspapers are far from being in terminal decline and can to adapt to the threat from online recruitment advertising by offering traditional newspaper classified ads and new online services, the chief executive of regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press has said. Speaking at a media conference in
London this morning Tim Bowlder said local newspapers are still the first place most people turn to find local jobs, despite the slump in recruitment advertising revenues across the newspaper industry over the last year. (Forbes)
Job Fears Tied To Health Woes
Uncertainty Takes Worse Toll Than Layoffs, Study Finds. Getting laid off or fired, as too many folks in the Washington area know, can rank with divorce, death of a loved one and serious illness as one of life's biggest blows. But the mere prospect of losing your job, finds a new study, may damage your mental
and physical health still more. (WashingtonPost)
Deloitte to double headcount
Global management consultancy firm Deloitte on Monday said it would strengthen Indian operations by doubling its headcount to 12,000 and is open for acquisitions in order to garner 10 per cent of global revenues from the country by 2010. "We are working towards generating 10 per cent of global revenues from
the country and would increase our headcount from current 6,500 to about 12,000 by 2010," Deloitte CEO William G Parett said on the sidelines of a CII-organised session on 'Sustainable Competitive Growth' here. |Corporate siblings told to open up (Sify)
Headhunter talks about finding the right job
It takes more than a killer resume and a track record of overachievement to snag an executive position. Believe it or not, chemistry also counts when the company looks for its executives, and it takes many trials to find a Mr. or Ms. Right, said Kim Im-kye, a senior partner at the Seoul office of Heidrick and
Struggles International Inc., a global executive search firm based in Chicago. (Korea Herald)
Pension predictions hit reality gap
Pensioners' expectations of retirement are far from the reality of the situatio. People's expectations on life after retirement are often far from reality, with those closest to collecting their pensions the most pessimistic. New data from Alliance Trust Savings shows that the Baby Boom generation is
convinced not only that they will be worse off than the current generation of pensioners, but that their children will also be living it up in retirement. However, all industry and government predictions show that those currently approaching retirement will be the best-off generation of pensioners ever and
that the aging UK population will mean in generations to come, Britons will be forced to work on later for a smaller share of pension resource. (myfinances.co.uk)
A sensible look at immigration
THE DEBATE over immigration demonstrates just how easily demagoguery and mythology can cloud careful analysis. Listeners to right-wing talk radio could easily find themselves thinking that the future of our country is at stake if the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants aren't all rounded up and
deported, posthaste. But if the rhetoric among libertarians, liberals, and pro-immigration conservatives is more humane, it's hardly devoid of delusion. The assertion that our high level of immigration has only beneficial effects is also wrong, as is the notion that it is impossible, even immoral, to
control our borders. (Boston.com)
Risk your life for peanuts? New York and other cities are finding few takers. Are you looking for a job with low pay? Does the idea of working miserable hours appeal to you? How about working weekends and holidays? Is the daily risk to life and limb on your checklist of must-haves for your next job? If so,
the New York Police Department has a job for you. (National Review)
U.S. planned cuts drop
Planned U.S. job cuts fell by the lowest amount in almost a year in March and were lower in the first quarter, Chicago-based consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said Tuesday. Layoff announcements fell 26 per cent in March from February to 64,975, which is 25 per cent lower than in March of last
year. The March figure was the lowest since last April. Moreover, the pace of job cuts this year is markedly slower than a year ago. In the first quarter, job-cut announcements were 11 per cent lower than in the first three months of 2005. Job cuts have dropped by an average of 15 per cent in each of the last
three months, Challenger said. (Globe and Mail)
New England ranks lowest in nation in job growth
New England gained jobs at a slower pace than any region in the nation in the fourth quarter of 2005, the federal government's insurer of bank deposits said Tuesday. New England fared better by some other measures, with rankings near the middle of the pack in unemployment and home price growth,
according to a report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. But the region's slide from eighth place to the ninth and final slot in jobs growth illustrated the slow pace of New England's recovery from the 2001 recession. (Boston.com)
Barriers still exist for disabled workers
Bruce Morgan knew he was in for a long job search. Morgan has a strong resume and a Masters of Business Administration, but he also has cerebral palsy, which affects his speech. After his company, Nabisco, was bought by Kraft Foods Inc., his 25-person department was laid off on the same day in 2004. Some of
his colleagues planned to take time off. Morgan, a triathlete, a piano player and a father of three, started looking even before the layoff. (MercuryNews)
Keys to Hiring People Reside with Executives
But Do They Realize It?
The Society for Advancement of Consulting® (SAC®) recently asked its worldwide membership to comment on attracting and hiring outstanding talent. "In an increasingly complex, global, and competitive marketplace," says SAC CEO Alan Weiss, Ph.D., "hiring the right people for the right jobs—at
every level—is perhaps the greatest challenge and opportunity for every organization."
SAC member Dr. Maynard Brusman, Consulting Psychologist & Executive Coach, and President of Working Resources in San Francisco, CA, reports:
"Great leaders of successful companies spend half of their time on people: recruiting new talent, picking the right people for positions, grooming young stars, developing global managers, dealing with under-performers, and reviewing the entire talent pool. Hiring can seem like flipping a
coin for talent when managers are hired because of his or her ability to interview well; presentation is more important than substance. The candidate is judged on first impressions of his or her personality, social confidence, assertiveness, appearance, extroversion, and verbal skills. Instead, the candidate
needs to be assessed for initiative, learning agility, team skills, achieving objectives, technical competence, management and organizational skills, intellect, leadership and emotional intelligence. The use of validated psychological pre-employment instruments and a structured performance-based interview in
the selection process can increase the probability of hiring key managers who are a great fit with the company culture and improve retention rates."
Keith McLeod, owner of The Business Center in Tucson, AZ, finds three vital factors:
1) Collins, in his recent book, "Good to Great" concluded that innate character traits played a much more significant role than education and experience in determining success. Examples of such character traits are work ethic, determination, creativity, intelligence, focus, integrity,
vision, and charisma.
2) With modern psychometric methodologies it is possible to study the character traits of highly successful individuals in a profession and in a particular organization, thereby determining empirically what set of character traits form the basis for top performance in a profession, or in a
particular organization. Indeed, once a particular executive has been studied, one can understand the set of character traits that would make someone a good fit with that particular executive.
3) Best practices in selection must include psychometric evaluation based on the study of highly successful individuals in the profession and in the particular organization in question.
Lisa Anderson, President of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, CA finds:
"In order to find the best person for the role, I look to whether the person will deliver results. I've seen many fast-talking interviewees who sound as though they could solve world hunger yet they end up lacking in their ability to execute. So, instead of falling into the trap of evaluating based on how
effective they are in communication style only, I look for people who provide answers and examples of delivering results. I find that industry experience and mountains of degrees are irrelevant to who will deliver results; instead, cultural fit, behavioral style and the ability to learn and apply are the key
"Hiring is not a job for human resources or outsourcing," concludes Weiss, but a key component of every executive's accountabilities. If new hires fail, then the executives are failing and the board should take notice."
SAC is an international association of consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and have provided evidence of significant consulting results among their clients. For more information, please go to http://www.consultingsociety.com, write to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 800/825-6153 (401/886-4097).
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Lucas Group and The Wall Street Journal:
Executive Diversity Career Fair
April 19, 2006
Embassy Suites, Chicago Downtown
HRIM: HRM Strategies 2006
April 9-12, 2006
NYHR Week 06
New York Hilton
April 25 - 28< 2006
Recruiting 2006 Conference and Expo
May 10 - 11
HR Shared Services Summit
Optimizing HR Shared Services to Achieve Excellence in Your Organization
May 22 - 24, 2006 ·
Sonesta Hotel - Coconut Grove, FL
NACE National Meeting & Expo
Anaheim Convention Center
May 30 - June 2, 2006
|3rd Annual Best Practices in Talent
Management, Leadership Development and Succession Planning Conference
25th - 26th May 2006
Hunt Scanlon Advisors present
Generating Higher ROI on Human Capital
June 7, 2006
|OnRec Online Recruitment
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
21-22 June 2006
SHRM's 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition
OnRec Expo 2006
12-13 September 2006
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
2006 Strategic HR Conference
October 4-6, 2006
Westin Kierland Resort
Human Resource Executive's
9th Annual HR Technology® Conference
Oct. 4-6, 2006
Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
2006 SHRM Workplace Diversity Conference
October 16-18, 2006
Century Plaza Hotel and Spa
Los Angeles, California
Scanlon Advisors present
New York city
October 18 - 20, 2006
New York Palace
HR.com's Employers of Excellence 2006
October 25 - 27, 2006
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
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