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Reveille and Hyperbole:
CareerBuilder.com, Orbitz and Palace Resorts are helping human resource professionals and hiring managers escape from the daily grind at the office with CareerBuilder.com's first ever Dream Vacation Sweepstakes. Between June 22 and August 26,
2006, every job posting by participating employers will count as an entry into the sweepstakes. Prizes include a 7-night / 8-day trip to an all-inclusive tropical resort, and six additional airfare prizes to almost anywhere in the U.S. All employers are eligible to participate and should enroll at
http://www.careerbuilder.com/dreamvacation. After enrolling, employers, recruiters and other human resource professionals need to post jobs (
http://www.careerbuilder.com/jobposter/products/postjobsinfo.aspx) to get entries into the sweepstakes.
Workway, a Burbank, Calif. - based staffing firm specializing in serving the financial industry, announced the opening of a new office to meet the increasing demand for financial services recruitment in Colton, Calif.,
one of the California's fastest growing regions. Colton is now home to many escrow, title, and mortgage companies that are capitalizing on new construction outside Los Angeles.
HireRight, the leader in on-demand employment screening solutions, today announced its next-generation Drug and Health Screening Solution that allows employers to manage drug testing programs with the same simplicity and performance
that they enjoy with HireRight's background screening solutions. The technology base of the new solution renders the Drug and Health Screening results 50 percent faster than current drug testing options with greater quality and significantly reduced administrative complexity. In addition to providing
employers with a vehicle for increased drug testing program performance, the Drug and Health Screening Solution includes features for managing random drug testing programs and draws.
Casino Jobs Network (CJN), a division of Industry Careers Network, is revitalizing gaming industry recruitment throughout the United States. Casino Jobs Network recently introduced its vertical market job board,
www.casinojobsnetwork.com, to meet the staffing needs of the gaming industry.
The emergence of the UK and Europe as a major marketplace within PPP/PFI and project finance is driving the need for project finance talents both international and locally.The website www.projectfinancepeople.com has been launched by Mercury Global, a leading project finance recruitment company
in London.The site aims to capitalize on the exponential growth of project finance and structured finance disciplines internationally, catering for job seekers and employers in the fields of infrastructure, industry, transportation, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, power, PPP/PFI, telecoms, leisure,
petrochemicals and water.
Visible Path Corporation, the leading developer of relationship capital management (RCM) solutions, today announced that Foley & Lardner LLP, an AmLaw 25 law firm, has selected Visible Path to help attorneys optimize
how they use their network of relationships to solve clients' problems and develop business. "Our attorneys have a wealth of formal and information relationships that we can use to enhance client service across legal disciplines. Visible Path's solution provides an innovative approach solving the problem of
understanding 'who knows who'," said Kyle Heath, chief marketing officer at Foley & Lardner.
For the fifth consecutive year, Peopleclick, Inc. will hold their EMEA Client Summit. This year the Summit will be held in Brussels, Belgium. Past Summits were held in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. The Summit brings together current
Peopleclick customers from within the region to discuss new human resources (HR) and recruitment technologies. This year the Summit is hosted by AMI Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor solutions for the automotive, medical and industrial sectors. AMI Semiconductor is a longstanding
Peopleclick customer in the United States as well as throughout Europe and the Asia - Pacific Region.
Zlimit.com, an online incentive and reward company, recently performed a search on the popular auction site eBay® and found dozens of items where the seller indicated the gift was from his or her company. While this may not be surprising
to some people, the variety of items listed illustrates how traditional corporate gifts no longer hold the value they once did.
ADP® Employer Services, a leading provider of integrated outsourced payroll, benefits and human resource services, today announced it has enhanced its pre-employment services to provide large organizations with a single platform for applicant management,
background checks and tax credit services. This flexible solution meets the needs of employers seeking a cost- and time-effective way to track, screen and hire employees.
Marlabs India, wholly owned subsidiary of Marlabs Inc, has appointed Shebu Raphael as worldwide head, human capital.
You Should Know:
Microsoft has the edge in the race towards online services
EVEN as the media loudly - and rival technology companies quietly - declared that the (prospective) passing of the Bill Gates era signalled an end to Microsoft's halcyon days, a series of low-key moves have underlined the firm's determination to reinvent itself.
The past few days saw Microsoft finally begin to flesh out its Windows Live strategy, which is its set of internet-delivered services such as email, instant messaging, collaboration, search, and classified ads. Several of these are rebranded versions of standard features that Microsoft's MSN internet unit -
which trails a poor third behind Google and Yahoo in terms of audience and earnings - has long offered to consumers, while others are new and not yet fully baked. (The Australian)
Google goes for the hard sell: New 'Content Referral Network' targets higher click-throughs, ad rates and new GBuy transactions
The Google AdSense team would like to invite you to test a feature that provides you with a new way to earn revenue from your website by hosting ads that are compensated based on a Cost-Per-Action [CPA] basis. These ads are very different in that you will be able to choose amongst a selection and you will
also have more flexibility in promoting them," so goes the latest Google "invite to a test." David Jackson says he received the notice from Google with a description of the new service: (Digital MicroMarkets)
Microsoft Brings Tools To
Access to Visual Studio Express and SQL Express through the job search site CareerBuilder.com will be provided by Microsoft in a partnership deal. Microsoft joins forces with CareerBuilder, the joint venture owned by the three major newspaper publishers: Tribune, Gannett, and Knight Ridder. The deal
between CareerBuilder and Microsoft will help application developers hone their skills as they seek employment. On CareerBuilder's site, Microsoft provides a dedicated page with information on downloading the various web, Windows, or database development versions of their Visual Studio Express tools. There is
also a link to positions listed on CareerBuilder related to software development and engineering, particularly those positions involving Microsoft's .NET Framework. The search results at that link can be filtered further by location and posting date. (WebPro)
Less than six degrees of social networking and Web 2.0 goodness
I was at the Under the Radar event last week, which showcases Web 2.0 companies, meaning they have something to do with consumers, multimedia data types, social networking, RSS, AJAX drag and drop, some Flash, mashups, attitude and fuzzy business models. It is a wave, with some froth and profligate VC
investing, of innovation built on top of the previous generation, just as in other industries, with many products and services crowding into the same space. Every product or service is fewer than six degrees away from other products and a perhaps few more degrees distant from adjacent categories, such as
photo and video sharing to social networks. MySpace meets YouTube meets Podomatic meets Flickr meets Facebook meets Google APIs meets Yahoo 360 meets Imeem meets Vox meets the giant Live and MSN Spaces meets Dabble meets Xanga meets TagWorld meets LinkedIn meets Digg meets the new AIM meets X, Y, Z. (Between
Contrary to popular opinion...
To hear the chief executive of Independent News & Media's UK operations tell it, newspapers are doing just fine globally, but they should cost more to buy in Britain. The former financial journalist now ensconced in the chief executive's suite at The Independent's docklands offices has seen fashions
come and go, and takes a "hard-headed" approach to the internet. It may be great for classified ads and reducing the costs of newspaper production, but he expects the rapid growth in online advertising to level off. Ad-supported editorial websites have yet to persuade him, never mind blogs or podcasts.
Giving away online content gratis is "insane", he insists. (Online Press Gazette)
Johnston Press sees 'no discernible improvement' in UK ad market
UK regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press PLC reported a steep fall in underlying revenues since the start of the year, confirming that the World Cup has failed to lift the advertising market out of the doldrums. In a trading update, the owner of the Yorkshire Post and Scotsman titles said there had been
'no discernible improvement' in the newspaper industry since early March, when it reported a 10.5 pct slide in ad revenues in the first two months of 2006. This morning it said that advertising revenues on a like-for-like basis, excluding acquisitions, were down 9.4 pct in the five months to June 3. Johnston
Press, like a raft of other UK media companies, has had a torrid 12 months, with turnover hit by stuttering consumer spending and a migration of classified ads to the internet. (Life
Out-staffing takes root in Ukrainian employment market
According to Alla Konyaeva, a spokesperson for Ancor-SW, a recruitment agency that branched out into out-staffing in 2000, the majority of companies using out-staffing services in Ukraine are Western. Recruitment agencies, or companies that find employees for other companies, began appearing in independent
Ukraine relatively early, but in more recent years, recruiters have been branching off into out-staffing, in which the out-staffing provider plays a sort of middleman role between a client company and its employees. The employee is in fact registered with the out-staffing agency, relieving the employing
company of cumbersome administrative responsibilities while giving it the opportunity to test workers out before taking them on permanently. Ancor-SW has been working on Ukraine's recruitment market since 1992, branching off into out-staffing personnel in 2000. "Today many companies announce that they provide
outsourcing, but in fact, when the client applies for this service, it appears that they do not really provide it, but mentioned it in their advertisement as an agency promotion," said Alla Konyaeva, a spokesperson for Ancor-SW. (Kyiv Post)
Postal Job Scam Licked
About 27,600 Purchasers Paid for Worthless Materials
An operation that sold worthless prep materials for post office jobs that didn't exist, will give up almost all of their assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the scam violated federal law. The defendants will give up property worth about $45,000. The FTC charged that the operation
misrepresented an affiliation with the Postal Service, the availability of postal jobs, and that getting a score of 90 or better on a postal entrance exam guarantees applicants a job. The FTC also alleged that using their test preparation materials would not help anyone to pass the postal exam, contrary to
their claims, and that the defendants misrepresented that the fee to purchase the materials was fully refundable. (Community Dispatch)
U.S. demographics shifting to Sun Belt
U.S. Census data shows population growth is shifting from large cities to smaller communities, particularly in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida. Since 2000, some of the Sun Belt communities that led in population growth were Gilbert, Ariz., Miramar, Fla., and the California communities of Elk Grove,
Rancho Cucamonga and Irvine, USA Today reported. The numbers also indicate such big cities such as Dallas and Phoenix are not growing as fast as they were in recent years, the report said. However, four of the seven fastest-growing cities that have populations above 500,000 are in Texas -- Fort Worth, San
Antonio, Austin and El Paso. San Diego registered a 0.7 percent decline to less than 1.3 million from 2004 to 2005, as well as Washington, which had a 0.7 percent population drop to 550,521, from 2004 to 2005. (UPI)
Population losses are widespread across WNY
More than two-thirds of Western New York's communities have fewer residents now than at the beginning of the decade, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Wednesday. A total of 129 Western New York cities, towns and reservations suffered population declines between July 2000 and July 2005. Just 52
places gained residents during the same period, and three were unchanged. (Buffalo Business Journal)
Knowing the Difference Between 'Open' and 'Closed'
CNN reporter Richard Quest scanned the room full of movers and shakers at the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland as he prepared his story on networking. With crowds of political leaders and gurus, plus the occasional movie star, milling about, Quest knew he was in a networking gold mine. But he
needed an expert, a real networking heavyweight who could help him navigate this primetime opportunity.
That's why he had Dr. Ivan Misner at his side. Founder and Chairman of BNI, an international referral networking organization that helps businesses and professionals cultivate success through word-of-mouth marketing, Misner opened Quests eyes with a quick tutorial. The lesson boiled down to seeing who was
"open" and who was "closed" for networking purposes.
Misner pointed out a closed two. "You have two people who are standing parallel to one another, talking to each other," noted Misner. "It's difficult to break into that kind of a conversation. You're clearly barging in. On the other hand, if you have an open two ... they're clearly leaving a space open for
somebody else to kind of just sashay right on into the position and listen in and strike up a conversation with the others."
How about a closed three? "Three people standing in effect in a triangle, and there is really no room to step in. Now, here is an open three, where it is very easy to step on into a group like this." Misner showed Quest the group body language that signaled a networking green light.
BNI is a referral networking organization, with over 4,000 groups in more than two-dozen countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several book's including the NY Times best-seller,
Masters of Networking. He is also the Founder & Spokesman for the Referral Institute a referral training company with operations around the world.
Nat'l Assn for Health Care Recruitment
July 10-15, 2006
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Full Brochure (pdf)
American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI)
Talent Management Summit
OnRec Expo 2006
12-13 September 2006
Donald E. Stephens Convention
|ER Expo Fall Conference
September 12 - 14
Hollywood Beach, FL
Professional Employer & Marketplace 2006
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Boca Raton, FL
AESC Researchers & Associates Summit
September 21st, 2006
London, United Kingdom
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Strategic HR Conference
October 4-6, 2006
Human Resource Executive's
9th Annual HR Technology®
Oct. 4-6, 2006
Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
Nat'l Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
San Francisco, CA
9th Annual Talent Acquisition & Staffing Summit
October 16-19 2006
Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel
2006 SHRM Workplace Diversity Conference
October 16-18, 2006
Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles, California
Hunt Scanlon Advisors present
October 18 - 20, 2006
New York Palace
HR.com's Employers of Excellence 2006
October 25 - 27,
Red Rock Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada
Kennedy Information presents
November 8-9, 2006
New York City, NY
Bangalore HR Summit 2006
December 15 & 16, 2006
Leela Palace, Airport Road, Bangalore-1,India
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