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AdStar, Inc. ( ADST), the leading provider of e-commerce transaction software and services for the advertising and publishing industries, today announced that The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.) and The Press-Enterprise
(Riverside, Calif.) will use AdStar's Web-based Ad Sales solution to facilitate classified ad transactions for both print and online classified ads. Advertisers for both newspapers will be able to use AdStar's technology to create, schedule and pay for one or more classifieds ads through the newspapers' Web
sites at www.projo.com and www.pe.com. The Providence Journal and The Press-Enterprise are owned by Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest diversified media companies.
The U.S. Postal Service focus of using the latest technology to make customer transactions quick, easy and convenient is now being extended to its employees. The Postal Service is replacing its existing outdated human resources technology with a fully-integrated system to streamline,
standardize and automate HR processes. Once fully implemented, the new system -- called PostalPEOPLE -- will be the largest of its kind anywhere.
Saba (SABA), the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services provider,
today announced the conference tracks for its annual user group conference, the Saba-Centra Summit 2006, to be held September 25-28, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Featuring more than 80 content-rich sessions across seven tracks, the conference will provide attendees with a
broad selection of in-depth discussions -- focused on HCM, performance management, enterprise learning, content development and technology -- from customers, thought leaders, senior executives, and product experts.
BellSouth Corporation (BLS) has finished first among telecommunications companies as part of the 2006 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 2006 Economic Reciprocity Initiative. This is the second year in a row the
corporation has received the highest score of all the companies surveyed across five industries.
Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., the world's premier staffing services analyst firm, announced today the release of its 2006 Finance and Accounting Staffing Assessment report. The report contains key finance and accounting
segment drivers and trends over the past year, and is the definitive assessment of the finance and accounting occupational segment of the staffing industry. It includes analysis of relevant growth drivers, skill segments, markets and competition.
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From The Blogswap:
Blogs Don't Kill, People Do
This is a guest post by Jim Stroud, as part of the recruiting blog swap. I was reading the Wall Street Journal online last week and came across an interesting article, "Getting the inside Scoop on a Future Boss." In a nutshell, Jobster has done something pretty revolutionary by combining social networking
with job search. In other words, Jobster has (rather cleverly) contributed to this nudist colony we call the internet. Overall I think that this is a good idea for jobseekers, a paranoia spot for employers and a boon to recruiters. Let me explain… (Jobster)
Shilly Shally? No, I'm not!
This post by The Canadian Headhunter, author of The Recruiting Animal blog, is part of the Recruiting Blog Swap.
I've had a lot of email lately asking me if I'm Shally's paid publicist:
Animal, what's with all the Shally, Dude. If he's paying ya to be his publicist you oughta say so.
Animal, this has always been a garbage site. Now, I see from your constant promotion of Shally that you are nothing but a paid shill.
Animal, you stupid. They were so lucky when you left Recruiting.com. You R dumb. You are dumb. And, listen to this: you-R-dumb. I don't care what you say, Shally ain't Elvis.
And, there's plenty more that isn't Shally-related.
You are not funny. Your site stinks. I hate you. I only read it for the comments.
I never heard of blogs until I read your site. And now I hope I never hear of them again.
Blog Swap Week 2: Mikerochip's ‘The Silent Interview'
Published by Mikerochip July 17th, 2006 in BlogSwap
All jobseekers need to realize is that during every step of the recruitment process there is always a silent interview being conducted. You've applied for a job. If you're like most jobseekers and if you know the name of the company that you're applying to, your next stop is probably Google for a lengthy
search on the company. (Exceller8ion)
No Hooks, No Bait, No Fear:
Many a day has come and gone
Since I wandered from my home
In those Oklahoma hills
Where I was born
Denny Smith, The Friendly Mentor of wannabe bloggers, has sent me this posting as part of the Blog Swap. He's proud to be an Okie from Noodleville. Growing up in small-town Oklahoma provided an education far beyond academics that most of my big-city friends never experienced. It was a far cry from the streets
where my children currently roam. In the summer, I'd leave home in the morning with my two older brothers and we'd make ourselves scarce until we were eventually driven home by hunger. (Recruiting Animal)
Fan Picks Top Five Posts from Marketing Headhunter
This is Steven Kempton of the Asia Pacific Headhunter. With the Recruiting Blogswap I have the honor of writing for Harry on his blog. This is really a treat for me because Marketing Headhunter is a one of my favorite blogs. Blogs are an interesting phenomena where it is easy to get sucked into the noise and
get very little of real value. But as Harry writes here, one of the best ideas for a blog is to "treat it like a Cookie Jar. Give the reader something tasty and nutritious. Tell them something that they didn't already know. Or give them a new way to apply something that they already know." (Marketing
Recruitment Advertising Will Eventually Hit the Mobile Market
In a recent report from the
Center For Media Research, it was reported that according to
PQ Media, spending on alternative media strategies surged 16.4% in the first half of 2006 to an estimated $53.37 billion compared with the same
period of 2005. PQ Media estimates that spending on alternative media will accelerate in the second half of 2006, to a full year forecast of growth at 18.5% to $115.77 billion. Alternative marketing is expected to increase 17.6% for the year, fueled mainly by mobile and interactive marketing. (CareerBuildersBlog)
Blogswap: Tod Hilton's Living in the Real World
For this week's Recruiting.com Blogswap I am pleased to introduce you to Tod Hilton, a developer at Microsoft. Tod says he's neither a recruiter or hiring manager, but that's
beside the point because recruiting is the one function in a company in which every person can play an important role. So without further ado, here's Tod:
I was reviewing Colin's previous posts while preparing to write this one. I have to say that he has some interesting opinions and I enjoyed what I read, but this post in particular, Put Your Kids to Work Day,
really rung true for me. (HRMDirect)
Guest Blogger: Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg on Asia Pacific Headhunter
This is a guest post by Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg, as part of the recruiting blog swap.
ok, so i must admit that finding time to maintain my own blog as well as run
jobster at a time when we have 3 major "things" happening in the same week is very very demanding on my time ... let alone my
living on an airplane ... so you can see
where i find tons of time to blog swap :)
i'm excited to report that after just 5 days we are already seeing a ton of folks providing unique user generated content on the
new jobster.com site. i've launched many products before in my career but i must say that this one is a lot more special than the ones prior. i think that is because it's a living breathing organism. that is, because the users are creating the content minute by minute in a dynamic
fashion vs. the old model of pre-packaged and programmed content. sure, user generated content has existed for a long time now -- especially when it comes to product reviews (e.g. book reviews on
amazon.com or hotel reviews on
tripadvisor.com), but what we're seeing here is something different. it's more myspace for the workplace. it's more wikipedia for careers. it's
new. and it's growing on it's own. fun to watch. and fun to evolve.
(Asia Pacific Headhunter)
Why can't we do that here?
It is Week 2 of the Great Recruiting Blog Swap, and we welcome guest author Colin Kingsbury from HRMDirect.
Thanks for stopping by, Colin
The other day I saw this Microsoft college recruiting video featuring The Daily Show's Ed Helms. Two things struck me about it. First, it's laugh-out-loud funny,
as you might expect given that the budget was quite likely in the seven-figure range. Second, it actually spends very little time talking about the details of working at Microsoft. But that's not the point. Everyone knows that Microsoft is a huge company working on large projects. The purposes of
this video is to show today's college students that the giant in Redmond hasn't turned into your father's Oldsmobile. They even poke a little fun at themselves while referencing the company that is ostensibly their main competitor for top college recruits. (It's
About The Experience)
BlogSwap: An Outsider's take on St Louis
This post is guest-authored by Zoë for the JobGals at JobSyntax, Inc, and is part of the Recruiting.com BlogSwap.
I have to admit that I know as much about St. Louis as I know about fishing. And believe
me folks, that ain't much. When it comes to the niche space of recruiting in St. Louis my knowledge becomes even more pathetic. So when asked to write a guest post, I was initially stumped. What would be intriguing to St. Louis readers from a Seattleites perspective? And even more so, someone
that focuses on high tech software engineering? Then I started doing some research and I found out some really surprising things that I think most outsiders don't know about St. Louis, especially with regards to the tech industry. So
here's my attempt at bringing some attention to those forgotten areas and hopefully to start a dialogue with you St. Louisans about your lovely city... (STl Recruiting)
Google Hiring Television Engineers & Wireless Software Engineer
Search Engine Watch Forums moderator evilgreenmonkey (brand new moderator) has informed me that Google posted two new interesting jobs for the London office for Software Engineer, Television Technology & Wireless Software Engineer in Test.
The television technology job does not say much;
We are hiring well-rounded Software Engineers with a proven track record in creating and deploying robust, high-volume applications for consumer devices.
To develop robust, high-volume applications for consumer devices.
To develop prototype applications and manage the evolution of these to scalable, shipping products. (Search Engine Watch)
Staffing a struggle for fire agencies
Many residents live outside county, limiting volunteer ranks in small townships like Unadilla.
For officials in many small communities, the hardest question often is how to provide emergency services at a price residents can afford. But another problem in Livingston County makes the situation even more difficult. The county's rapid growth, along with bringing in fast-food restaurants and national chain
stores, has also brought a population that largely works outside the county. (Detroit News)
Foreign-invested firms hiring more local executives
Foreign-invested companies have struggled over the last few years to find skilled Vietnamese staff to replace foreign executives and managers, says Nguyen Hong Phuc, director of personnel for ICI Paints Vietnam. Phuc said many FDI companies prefer hiring Vietnamese chief executive officers (CEOs) because they
have a better understanding of the people, culture and the investment environment in Viet Nam. He also noted Vietnamese staff advantages such as relations with local authorities and State agencies, and a better comprehension of the current transformation of national laws. (Vietnam
Postal Service Transforms Human Resources to Meet the Demands of the Information Age
Quick, Easy and Convenient Not Just for Customers Anymore
The U.S. Postal Service focus of using the latest technology to make customer transactions quick, easy and convenient is now being extended to its employees. The Postal Service is replacing its existing outdated human resources technology with a fully-integrated system to streamline, standardize and automate
HR processes. Once fully implemented, the new system -- called PostalPEOPLE -- will be the largest of its kind anywhere.
PostalPEOPLE replaces a system that consisted of over 3,800 Postal Service HR professionals relying on more than 200 processes and some 70 systems to support nearly 700,000 employees and facilitate millions of personnel transactions each year. Many of these old systems were at maximum capacity.
"PostalPEOPLE is helping to increase efficiency, reduce costs and provide employees with individualized attention and access to their personnel files and other HR-related information 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Anthony Vegliante, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice
President for the Postal Service.
When the Postal Service Transformation Plan was announced in 2002, Postmaster General John E. Potter outlined how the Postal Service would streamline and standardize its operations to improve performance and manage costs. The HR department took a visionary approach and developed a cutting-
edge solution built around total employee self-service. The result was PostalPEOPLE, designed to meet the new demands of the information age and a proven success in the initial roll-out sites.
An integral aspect of PostalPEOPLE is the new Shared Services Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The center is a highly specialized full service facility staffed by career Postal HR personnel specialists and will eventually house approximately 450 employees. "Despite the high-tech nature
of the new system, employees who call the Shared Services Center are able to speak directly with a person," said Deborah Giannoni-Jackson, Vice President of USPS's Employee Resource Management office, which oversees the center. "The center provides assistance to employees in identifying problems and offering
guidance for PostalPEOPLE transactions that are of a more complex nature," added Giannoni-Jackson. Employees can also email or fax their questions to the center.
One of the main benefits of PostalPEOPLE is that it allows employees to perform routine HR tasks when it is most convenient for them -- either at personnel kiosks located at postal facilities around the country, or away from the workplace through a new online system with a personal computer
at home, local library, or internet cafe. Employees can also call an interactive voice recognition (IVR) system from any location. This 24/7 availability is important because many postal employees work non-traditional hours and don't have the opportunity to address HR issues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Another advantage to the new system is that it provides the Postal Service with one view of the employee. HR and payroll systems are being integrated and enhanced so that employee information will now be housed in one area on a highly secured, controlled access mainframe computer.
The Postal Service is in the process of migrating all of its personnel information to PostalPEOPLE. By the end of this August, all employees will be able to use PostalPEOPLE to perform benefit and compensation, retirement, and administrative and executive job vacancy functions. Full
deployment of all systems is expected to be complete by next year.
Since 1775, the United States Postal Service and its predecessor, the Post Office Department, have connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. An independent federal agency that visits more than 144 million homes and businesses every day, the Postal Service is the only
service provider delivering to every address in the nation. It receives no taxpayer dollars for routine operations, but derives its operating revenues solely from the sale of postage, products and services. With annual revenues of $70 billion, it is the world's leading provider of mailing and delivery
services, offering some of the most affordable postage rates in the world. The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 46 percent of the world's mail volume -- some 212 billion letters, advertisements, periodicals and packages a year -- and serves ten million customers each day at its 37,000 retail locations
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October 16-18, 2006
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