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Representatives from such companies as Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney Company, Shell Oil Products, and Lowe's were among the attendees at the June 6 IHRIM Strategic Metrics course in San Jose, California, the city where HR
benchmarking was born nearly 30 years ago at the Saratoga Institute. Event co-chairs, Noel Hannon, Hannon Associates, and Rob Eidson, Deloitte Consulting welcomed attendees and described the program as one designed to balance the theory behind human capital measurement and the demonstrated practical use in
ReedLink, a vertical search engine, recently added RSS technology on its site in order to distribute its content online. Users can access this content by clicking the RSS button available on the header of all pages on www.reedlink.com. A pre-selected feed of up-to-date articles and product
information, including individual product specifications, will be sent regularly, as well. Users can opt to receive ReedLink's content feed by simply adding http://reedlink.com/RSS/ReedLink.xml to their customizable RSS readers.
Monster, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MNST), and Bank of America, one of the world's largest financial institutions, are teaming to promote the importance of fiscal
responsibility and maintaining good credit among college students nationwide. Making It Count, a business unit of Monster, is an educational service provider for students and parents. Beginning this summer, Making It Count will host free, one-hour seminars on campuses across the country. Sponsored exclusively
by Bank of America, the program is designed to teach money management skills that will empower college students to establish healthy financial foundations. Attendees will learn how to design a sustainable budget, and will learn the steps toward establishing a solid credit history.
Business District, a new Internet-based business listing and transaction service is anticipating the exchange of approximately 8.4 million companies over the next 10-to-15 years. Many of these private businesses are owned by
the 76 million Baby Boomers approaching retirement. Cary Daniel, the company's chairman & CEO, said that the Baby Boomers have controlled about half of the U.S. market with privately owned companies for years, and now it's time for them to sell. "There are about 12 million privately owned businesses in
the U.S., and one out of every two will go up for sale over the next decade or so, according to market research. As boomers move into retirement mode, they will most likely sell their companies, and we are ready to help them expedite this process," explained Daniel.
Online recruitment specialist, TheITJobBoard.com, has launched a new, skill-specific site to serve the prestigious SAP community. Sponsored by SAP users including Atos Origin, Axon, IBM and LogicaCMG, www.TheSAPJobBoard.com is available
in English, French, German and Dutch. It brings together sought-after SAP candidates with employers struggling to fill positions in this niche market.
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software covering career and succession planning, skills and competency management, performance management, compensation management, training and development management, organizational charting, and Global Talent Warehouse. Built on +20 years of best practices, the 100 % Web-based software solution ETWeb(TM)
has been deployed by companies such as Akzo Nobel, Bacardi, BHP Billiton, DHL, DuPont, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Fluor, Hanover Compressor, Intertape, LSG Sky Chefs, Lufthansa, McDonald's, Mirant, Nelnet, Novartis, Siemens Westinghouse, Teekay Shipping, The New York Times, University of California LA, and Waste
Management. The HR-XML certification verifies ETWeb's superior integratability in transacting with other companies using various data interchange mechanisms.
Innovative e-Business provider, PharmiWeb Solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new service to enable pharmaceutical and recruitment companies across the globe to advertise job vacancies on its marketing leading industry portal, PharmiWeb.com.
The new ‘pay-as-you-go' online facility enables fully automated online posting of employment opportunities. Organizations are now able to promote their jobs to PharmiWeb.com's high quality audience by posting jobs direct to PharmiWeb.com, with online payment by credit card, thus speeding the time it takes for
a vacancy to go live.
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Peter F. McAteer has been named Vice President and Managing Director of Corporate Learning at Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP). In this role, he is responsible for expanding the reach and impact of the HBSP Corporate Learning
business in a core growth market for the company. McAteer had been Chief Learning Officer and Director of the Learning Resources Center for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). McAteer was Vice President of Giga Information Group in Cambridge, MA (now Forrester Research). He was also responsible
for oversight of consulting, research, and executive education activities for HR ePractices at Giga
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Ottawa jobless rate dips below 5%
The jobless rate in Ottawa-Gatineau stands at an 18-year low, despite a small loss of jobs last month and a decline in the labour force. Statistics Canada says the local unemployment rate in June was 4.9 per cent, the lowest since November of 1988. Two hundred jobs were lost, but 1,600 people either moved
away or gave up looking for work, reducing the size of the labour force. (Ottawa Business Journal)
LookSmart's Dave Hills: "We're Turner, Google Is CBS"
Last week's article on vertical search was actually only half the story. While SearchLine reported on the presentation JupiterResearch analyst Patti Freeman Evans gave last week at Internet Retailer 2006, we didn't reveal that she was joined on that panel by LookSmart CEO Dave Hills. That's because we managed
to sit down separately with Hills and discuss some of his thoughts on vertical Web sites. We felt they were worth writing up on their own, along with other reflections on his company's place in the search marketing ecosystem. LookSmart operates three lines of business: a network of 181 vertical Web sites in
18 categories such as finance, family, health and education; a pay-per-click ad network; and a social search/ tagging/ bookmark-sharing technology platform called Furl.net. The company's been around longer than Google and been through a number of directional changes. (MultiChannelMerchant)
The Business Case for Re-Igniting Engagement in Longtime Employees
If you are not wearing a watch, hold up your hand. If your watch has a dead battery but you wear it for "jewelry," hold up your hand, too. If your cell phone is your watch, you are the future. The cell phone-as-watch replacement trend may have started with teens and twenty-somethings, but it is so rapidly
sweeping all generations that many stock analysts no longer recommend buying stock in watch companies. My point? Your company's future competition is not your current competition. Welcome to the 21st century and the very reason why no employer can afford to allow longtime employees to either retire early or
coast to retirement. Every employer needs every employee to have an ear to the ground for the new ways that customers want their needs to be met, and for less than obvious competition. (InsideIndianaBusiness)
US beating EU in race for skilled migrants
"Fortress Europe" is losing out as skilled immigrants head to a more open US, EU officials have warned ahead of a key migration summit on Monday.
All 25 EU member states are attending a summit in Morocco's capital Rabat, alongside 27 African countries, to address migration and development issues. The European commission – which called the conference with Morocco, Spain and France – is pushing hard to combine development aid with legal migration
routes to win African aid to tackle illegal immigration. Many African countries are reluctant to accept deported illegal migrants or to secure borders when legal avenues for their people to work in the EU remain firmly closed.
Commission officials are warning that unless the EU finds a way of opening labour markets to migrants aging Europe will miss out on the skills of a new global pool of workers. Officials highlight figures showing that as Europe's population grows older EU labour force is set to contract by up to 88
million people over the next three decades. Skilled workers from Africa and Asia are heading west to Canada and the US, societies more open to immigrants, as the EU raises the drawbridge with crackdown followed by crackdown.
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Our mission is to enhance the performance and reputation of ABM member companies through HR execution & strategy aligned with business goals. Through information sharing and innovative programs, we seek to develop the professional interests of ABM members and set the standard for best practice in the markets
we serve. (American Business Media)
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Hewitt Launches Search for Australia and New Zealand's Best Employers
Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company, today launched the 2006/07 Best Employers in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) study, which identifies the Best Employers in the region. The study aims to better understand the link between companies' people practices and business performance. It
will include joint research with world-renowned psychologist and former president of the American Psychological Association Dr. Martin Seligman on the relationship of positive psychology and employee Engagement. Commenting on Hewitt's study, Mick Bennett, managing director of Hewitt in Australia and New
Zealand, said, "Hewitt's previous Best Employers studies, both in Australia and New Zealand and elsewhere around the world, demonstrate a clear link between levels of employee engagement and virtually every measure of company performance, including revenue and profit growth, customer satisfaction and employee
Bosses blocking workers' careers Back a page Add to clippings
Fewer than half of UK employees are happy with the way their careers are progressing, and many blame their boss for their lack of progress, according to new British research. The study by Investors in People also found that many employees believe their manager is not doing enough to help them. When it comes
to their career, employees rely heavily on their boss's support, it concluded. Two-thirds said their manager was important to their progression through the company, yet fewer than half believed he or she was doing enough to help them. Even more alarmingly, one in five employees claimed they were mis-sold
opportunities for career progression when they joined their organisation. (Management Issues)
Analysts Vary at Mid-Year on Outlook for North American Newsprint
Forecasts for the North American newsprint industry ranged from cautious to upbeat as industry analysts assessed current market conditions, along with industry statistics and other factors.
While the trend in consumption by U.S. daily newspapers continued to decline in May, falling 8.5% year-over-year, to 577,000 tonnes, according to the latest statistics from the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC), industry forecasters noted offsetting factors. The most obvious of these was the additional
Sunday in May 2005 vs May 2006. (Editor and Publisher)
The following piece comes from OhMyNews, a South Korean Experiment in Global Citizen Journalism. From a South Korean experiment comes a piece about new media from Argentina. The
world is getting more and more english. JRS
Stories From the Very Far South
[Citizen reporters in Their Own Words] Fernando Marino-Aguirre from Argentina
In September 2005 I read an interview with Maria Pastora Sandoval in the online edition of El Mercurio, a newspaper produced in Santiago de Chile. In the article Maria Pastora Sandoval talked about her experiences with OhmyNews and her participation in the 1st International Citizen Reporters' Forum.
After that I went to OhmyNews International's site and registered as a citizen reporter. Then, I started submitting stories that tried to reflect the realities of Argentina and Latin America from my own point of view.
I found that OhmyNews International editor Todd Thacker and his copyediting team were unusually generous in their assistance to me and the work they did to transform my poor English.
I learned many things through OhmyNews International that I hadn't experienced before in 20 years of journalistic work. For example, I learned to omit details that can only be interesting to local readers and, at the same time, to talk about things that are implicit for them but unknown to
The most enriching aspect of writing for OhmyNews International is probably receiving comments from people all around the world. Exchanges with other citizen reporters have also allowed me to appreciate different points of view.
In a world where freedom of trade tramples freedom of the press, OhmyNews International's proposal seduced me because it let me grow everyday as a journalist and as a person.
After 20 years of democracy here in Argentina there are still limitations to freedom of speech. Democratic governments have, paradoxically, allowed the communication media market to be monopolized by a select few. (OhMyNews)
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September 21st, 2006
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September 19-21, 2006
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October 4-6, 2006
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Oct. 4-6, 2006
Navy Pier in Chicago, IL
Nat'l Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
San Francisco, CA
2006 SHRM Workplace Diversity Conference
October 16-18, 2006
Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles, California
9th Annual Talent Acquisition & Staffing Summit
October 16-19 2006
Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel
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October 18 - 20, 2006
New York Palace
HR.com's Employers of Excellence 2006
October 25 - 27,
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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November 8-9, 2006
New York City, NY
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December 15 & 16, 2006
Leela Palace, Airport Road, Bangalore-1,India
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