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CDI Corp. (CDI) announced today that its CDI-Aerospace group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft ("Sikorsky") to open an engineering design center in Montana beginning in early July. Based in Stratford, Conn., Sikorsky is a
subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (UTX). CDI engineers in the new Bozeman-area design center will perform targeted airframe and subsystem detail design activities to support anticipated growth in several Sikorsky military and commercial programs and related aftermarket services.
Just in time for the release of their latest Kirstie Alley commercial, Jenny Craig announced today that the company has won the Gold EFFIE Award in the Recruitment Advertising category for their "Have You Called Jenny Yet?" campaign. Based on the effectiveness of strategy, creative media and
research to achieve great results, this prestigious advertising award follows a series of successes for the company since Kirstie Alley became their celebrity client in 2005. The EFFIE's are the only awards that evaluate how effectively companies reach their intended audience. J.
Walter Thompson is the advertising agency that developed the, "Have You Called Jenny Yet?" campaign in partnership with Jenny Craig.
MySpace, the premier lifestyle portal, today announced the launch of MySpace Jobs, a new search feature to be powered by Simply Hired, the world's largest search engine for jobs. The new feature -- available at
http://careers.myspace.com -- provides MySpace members access to more than 5 million listings aggregated by the Simply Hired search engine.
Lucas Group, an executive search firm, announced upcoming Military Hiring Conferences in Atlanta, Dallas, Irvine, Calif. and Norfolk, Va. The conference dates are: Dallas, June 23; Norfolk, Va., July 13, Irvine, Calif., July 14; and Atlanta, July 14.
In association with Haymarket publications, the workforce management software provider, SMART, recently hosted a HR round table event to discuss ‘Profitable Flexibility' in the HR arena. The exclusive luncheon took place at The
Dorchester Hotel, London on the 24th May 2006. The discussion was moderated by HR Magazine's Chief Editor, Trevor Merriden and included attendees from Hay Group, Nestor Healthcare Group, RCS, Wagamama and SMART's CEO, Eric Smart who comments; "When executed properly and aligned with corporate objectives,
flexible working offers a great opportunity to add real value to the bottom line. But for many the logistics of turning flexibility into higher levels of profitability remains difficult."
Cinnamon Entertainment Group LLC has announced the launch of MobileWirelessJobs.com / MobileContentJobs.com. The new employment jobs career site leverages RSS and search engine technology. Powered
by Moveable Type blog software, MobileWirelessJobs.com / MobileContentJobs.com differs from most of the current job board sites currently on the market. "In fact, we're not a job board. We believe there's a tremendous shift away from the database recruiting model to search engine recruiting that leverages the
techniques of relationship marketing. Wireless recruiters are typically ahead of the curve to begin with, "says Rob Salerno, President and founder of Cinnamon Entertainment Group LLC and parent company of MobileWirelessJobs.com, "and now they realize they must utilize blogs, SMS text messaging. myspace and
email to reach qualified passive candidates more efficiently than ever before. MobileWirelessJobs.com embraces this philosophy and our clients have seen tremendous results so far."
VCG, Inc., developer of StaffSuite® and WebPAS® software that helps staffing companies be more successful, announced the release of VCG SuccessCheck, a two-part, Web-based assessment tool enabling staffing and recruiting firms to place the right
candidate in the right job. The module is a success predictor for your candidates that helps staffing firms to save money by screening candidates before performing costly background checks and skills testing. VCG SuccessCheck is easy to integrate with a staffing and recruiting firm's Web site, enabling
potential employees and candidates to take assessment tests anywhere at any time. Results are automatically included in the candidate/employee record for review and search
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced the addition of Stephen D. Tibbs as a Partner in the firm's Leadership Consulting group, based in
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'Chief' titles become the carrot to woo top talent
But some worry proliferation of CPOs, CSOs, CDOs could spell trouble.
In the war for talent, Jeffrey Wortsman is dangling the prize of a title that confers membership in the corner office inner circle. The chief executive officer of Danier Leather Inc. is now hunting for the sixth "chief" to sit at the top table. Alongside the CEO of the Toronto-based leather clothing
manufacturer, there are a chief financial officer, a chief information officer, a chief marketing officer and a chief merchandise officer. (GlobeandMail)
How Google Is Killing the Internet
It's nothing, I'm sure. No really, I mean it. It's just that, well, I noticed that Google (GOOG) insiders are continuing to drop shares on the public at a rate that boggles the mind. Here's just a brief peek at the latest tallies. I bring it up only because I occasionally entertain the thought that Google
has, in fact, destroyed the Internet. Well, not the physical Internet, mind you. Just the whole "looking for data" part of it that's key to Google's (alleged) information-based mission. The part that's held the key (so far) to its financial success.
Any of you try searching lately? Notice the astounding lack of quality across the board, even at revamped competitors like Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) and IAC/InterActiveCorp's (Nasdaq: IACI) Ask.com? I feel your pain. I, too, have spent hours stuck in the revolving door of link farms, splogs, and
scraper sites. These sites look like they contain content, to judge by the blurb that appears on the search engine's results page, but when you see the actual web page, often there's nothing there but Google ads. (They can pull this off because of tricks like keyword stuffing and cloaking). If there is some
content there, it's often recycled material from other providers, compiled by an automated process. (Motley Fool)
CEOs say skills shortage can stunt business growth
Forty-nine percent of CEOs of privately held, fast-growing American manufacturing and service companies foresee a shortage of qualified workers as a potential barrier to business growth during the next 12 months, reports PricewaterhouseCoopers in a new industry report. PricewaterhouseCoopers interviewed 312
top executives for this report. The companies the CEOs head range in size from about $5 million to $150 million in annual revenue or sales. (ReliablePlant)
Monster Options Inquiry Raises Risk
Credit Suisse reiterated a "neutral" rating on Monster Worldwide shares after the company was subpoenaed by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York for information relating to stock option grants. "We expect concerns surrounding the options grant inquiry to likely overhang the stock
until there is some sense of resolution," wrote analyst Jeremy Davis in a report Tuesday. "However, with Monster's shares off 35% over the past month and the stock currently trading at 11.5 and 22.3 times our 2007 EBITDA and earnings pe share, the valuation is starting to look more attractive to us." (Forbes)
NSA To Harvest Social Networks?
Think carefully the next time you edit your Flickr or Myspace profile. New Scientist reported last week that the Pentagon's National Security Agency (NSA) "is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks." For many the move is hardly
surprising given the ongoing erosion of personal privacy as a result of 9/11 and makes George Orwell and Philip K Dick's dark imaginings about the workings of big government (they gave us the concepts of thought-crime and pre-crime respectively) a depressing reality. (Digital
Socialtext Partners With Dan Bricklin On WikiCalc
Socialtext partnered with Dan Bricklin (inventor of VisiCalc) to exclusively distribute, redistribute and co-develop
wikiCalc -- the social spreadsheet. Dan brings a rich understanding not just of spreadsheets, but open source and social software. You can thank visiCalc, the original killer app, for the Personal Computing revolution and bringing PCs into
enterprises from the Bottom-up. It may take some time, but Socialtext, wikiCalc and the community will develop an important contribution to Social Computing. David Weinberger re-introduced me to Dan, whom I met at a couple of conferences. The
deal was a calculated decision that took six months. We needed to build a shared understanding for how we can work together and work with a community. We share common principles in open source and designing social software. We see an opportunity to change the way people work together, that is different from
an office on the web. (Webpro)
FRESH BID TO FIGHT HORTICULTURE SKILLS SHORTAGE
London's Royal Parks have today revealed they are relaunching an innovative apprenticeship scheme to help combat a severe skills shortage in the horticultural industry. Charity chiefs have decided to take action as a lack of training provision and the current ageing workforce are leaving many green spaces
desperately short of staff. (Community Newswire)
The Fallout from Falling US Wages
Real wages in the US rose during every decade from 1830 to 1970. Then this central feature of US capitalism stopped as the figures below show:
Source: Labor Research Associates of New York based on data from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; wages expressed in constant 1982 dollars.
||Avg. Weekly Wage
No comparable steady rise in real wages has occurred since. The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate real weekly wages declined again over the last year (2005-2006). American
workers' reactions to this downtrend in real wages have profoundly shaped the nation's economy and society for the last thirty years.
Blending In, Moving Up
Beneath the surface of the immigration debate is a debate about shared values. If we look at just three of those values -- the English language, family and hard work -- we see a higher level of Latino assimilation than is often presumed. Despite claims to the contrary, census data show that most Latino
immigrants learn and speak English quite well. Only about 2.5 percent of American residents speak Spanish but not English. The majority of residents of Spanish-speaking households speak English "very well." (Washington
Steady Eddies find niches, hold onto leaders
It's a record unmatched in the 15-year history of the All-Stars. The closest competitors: oil and gas producer XTO Energy, with seven Top 10 finishes, all in the past 10 years; AdvancePCS, a pharmacy benefits manager that was acquired by Caremark Rx in 2003, with six Top 10 finishes (including those by
Caremark); and Alcon Inc., an eye-care products maker that has not ranked lower than No. 11 since it went public in 2002. (Star Telegram)
The on-demand human resources solutions provider looks to extend its reach into the enterprise.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecosystem just got bigger. Employease, an on-demand provider of HR solutions, has released a new web services offering that allows companies to integrate various solutions onto a single platform. According to Jeff Beinke, vice president of product marketing, Employease
Extend will allow companies to link data from their HR system to other enterprise systems, such as customer relationship management, financials, and security systems. (TMC)
UPS to hold job fairs at Urban League
United Parcel Service Inc. will hold job fairs at the Louisville Urban League's offices, 1535 W. Broadway, on June 14 and 22. The fair on Wednesday, June 14, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair on Thursday, June 22, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. (Business
First of Louisville)
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey 3Q06 Results Now Available
According to the results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, third-quarter hiring is expected to be positive in 23 of 25 countries and territories surveyed, with employers in India, Japan, Hong Kong, Ireland and Belgium reporting their most optimistic hiring plans to date. Meanwhile, the labor market
continues to cool in China with employers reporting their weakest hiring plans since the survey began there in 2Q05.
The strongest third-quarter hiring prospects reported globally were in India, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the United States with only German employers reporting a negative hiring outlook for the quarter ahead. In the U.S., hiring in the Construction sector is expected to cool slightly from
last quarter and last year, while employers in the Finance/Insurance/Real Estate market are reporting their most optimistic outlook since the second quarter of 2005. This quarter also marks the first time the survey has been conducted with employers across Costa Rica.
The quarterly report from Manpower Inc. (MAN) is the most extensive, forward-looking employment survey in the world, gathering data from more than 49,000 employers across the globe each quarter. To view full survey results for each of the 25
countries and territories included in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, plus regional and global comparisons, visit the Manpower Inc. Web site at: http://www.manpower.com/meos
New Labor Forecast Predicts Steady Demand for Temporary Workers in 2006 Third Quarter;
RemedyTemp Forecast Assists in Previewing Near-Term Hiring Patterns
Demand for temporary workers in the United States for the third quarter of 2006 is expected to climb nearly four percent over the same period in 2005, according to the RemedyTemp Quarterly Labor Forecast, released today.
"The remarkably resilient U.S. labor market continues to be bolstered by strong business investment," said Greg Palmer, RemedyTemp's president and chief executive officer. "We expect steady year-over-year growth in temporary labor to continue during the third quarter as companies look for
For the second quarter of 2006, the RemedyTemp Quarterly Labor Forecast predicted a slightly greater than four percent increase in demand for temporary labor over the same period in 2005. Preliminary figures reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the second quarter increase will
likely be in the range of three-and-a-half to four percent. "Health care, professional and business services continue to be strong sectors," said Palmer. "As the labor market remains at sub-five percent unemployment, we're also seeing vigorous demand for full-time hiring."
The RemedyTemp Quarterly Labor Forecast, believed to be the only one of its kind, is based, in part, on Bureau of Labor Statistics and other key indicators. The model was developed jointly by The A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University and RemedyTemp, Inc. (NASDAQ:REMX), a
national temporary staffing company. It is tracked quarterly and serves as an indicator of economic activity.
RemedyTemp has been using the Labor Forecast to help navigate through fluctuating economic conditions. Palmer said RemedyTemp provides this sophisticated forecast vehicle to assist other companies in managing their workforce intelligently to meet business demands.
RemedyTemp, with 230 offices throughout North America, is a professional staffing organization focused on delivering human capital workforce solutions in various business sectors. The company operates as Remedy Intelligent Staffing(R), Talent Magnet(TM) by Remedy(R), RemX(R) Financial Staffing and
RemX(R) IT Staffing. For additional information, visit www.remedytemp.com.
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