SuccessFactors, the leading global supplier of on-demand,
Web-based performance and talent management solutions, today announced the
company's featured participation in an upcoming HR.com sponsored webinar
Importance of Integrating Learning and Performance Management Solutions."
Scheduled on August 15, 2006 at 11:30am PST, the webinar will outline the
benefits of integrating an organization's Learning functions with the
Performance and Talent Management process.
a leader in integrated recruiting software and services, announces its
partnerships with several leading career websites, highlighting the savings in
time and money its Job Distribution services provide customers. HireAbility now
automatically cross-posts all of its members' jobs to hundreds of other popular
career sites, greatly increasing the visibility of the jobs posted to
HireAbility. Job distribution makes it easier and faster for clients to fill
jobs by ensuring that more candidates can access their postings.
and the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP announced plans for a program designed to
provide free adult computer and business administration skills training to the
community. "The objective of the program is to provide an academic as well as a
comfortable learning environment for students of all ages," said Jerry Ann
Hamilton, president of the Milwaukee NAACP branch. "Manpower's online
university, the Global Learning Center, is an effective tool that can bridge the
gap between education and employment in the minority community."
Spherion Corporation (NYSE:SFN), a leader in recruiting and
staffing services, has officially entered the Blogosphere with its interactive
blog for the career-minded called
The Big Time(TM), which was recently launched.
The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), a global
industry organization that promotes consistent and reliable Web services
interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages,
today announced that it will sponsor a one-day event called "Architecting for
Interoperability" on October 16, 2006. This is the industry's only event
exclusively dedicated to Web services standards and interoperability, and it is
the inaugural event in the WS-I Summit Series educational program. The practical
program was designed by Web services architects for Web services architects and
will feature a keynote presentation by Daniel Sholler, research director and
vice president at Gartner. The event will take place on Monday, October 16, 2006
at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. More information can be
a key tool for HR managers and recruiters to gauge the popularity of online
recruiting websites, recently ranked jobsinthemoney.com and
eFinancialCareers.com at the #1 and #2 spots for niche finance recruiting.
jobsinthemoney.com and eFinancialCareers.com also rank #2 and #3 overall among
all niche career sites in popularity and traffic, sitting behind only Dice.com.
Empagio, Inc., a unit of
HALO Technology Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: HALO), today announced the release of
Empagio 6.0, the latest advancement of its industry-leading, web-based human
resources, payroll and benefits administration platform. Empagio 6.0 offers
enhanced employee self-service (ESS) and manager self-service (MSS) tools, as
well as improved functionality to manage complex HR and payroll rules.
You Should Know:
China: China lets foreigners control HR consulting firms
Global human resources consulting firms expect to control their Chinese joint
ventures after Beijing recently relaxed restrictions on foreign investment in
the sector, government officials said on Friday. Foreign headhunters, such
as U.S. firm Manpower Inc. (MAN.N: Quote, Profile, Research), are now allowed to
control joint ventures with stakes of up to 70 percent if they agree to register
the companies in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China's financial hub, an
official at the city's human resources authority said. (Reuters)
Beijing faces software outsourcing boom
The software outsourcing business of China's capital city Beijing will grow at
an annual combined rate of 40% in the next couple of years, reaching US$842
million by 2008, according to newly released market research. The Research
Report of Beijing's Software and Information Service Outsourcing Industry says
large outsourcing enterprises with more than 10,000 employees and sales volume
exceeding US$100 million will emerge by then. (AsiaTimes)
Global: Outsource SEO vs In-house SEO
SEO is becoming increasingly important to all who look to do business and use
the Internet as a marketing tool. It is the path in which your market finds your
offering. It has become almost a necessity for businesses to incorporate SEO in
to their marketing plan. Many companies struggle with the decision on whether to
hire a firm or conduct their SEO in-house. Unfortunately many companies
lack the knowledge about SEO and assume it will be cheaper for them in the long
run to hire someone "in-house". For some companies this may be efficient while
others the overlooking the hiring of a professional firm to SEO can be costly.
It is as critical to your business' health as if you were to feel that you could
heal a fatal disease yourself because you have access to the Internet and books
instead of going to a highly trained physician. Now you laugh and say that would
be absurd, but is the growth of your company worth the risk. (Promotion
Generation Y is the
cohort of people born immediately after "Generation
X", though the term is itself controversial and is synonymous with several
alternative terms, listed below. Due to the history of the term, and its
relation to the earlier term "Generation X", a term specifically coined with
reference to Americans and Canadians of certain birth years, the term Generation
Y is at times used to refer only to Americans or North Americans, but is also at
times extrapolated beyond North America to refer to similarly aged youth in the
Western World or
World, especially due to the increasingly overlapping cultural consumption of
this age group in western nations. (Wikipedia)
GDC Game Outsourcing Summit: 'When Does It Work?' In his featured lecture, 'When Does It Work? Where Does It Fail?' at the GDC
Focus On: Game Outsourcing Summit in Los Angeles earlier this week, Dhruva
Interactive CEO Rajesh Rao took the opportunity to address some of the major
advantages and pitfalls of game outsourcing. (Gamasutra)
Workplace Discrimination: Gender Identity or Expression
Transgender employees can present unique workplace challenges. Transitioning
employees – those who are moving outside the socially accepted standards of
dress, physiology and/or behavior of their birth gender – often cannot avoid
challenging community standards about what is gender-appropriate
self-identification, appearance or expression. Furthermore, little legal
protection exists for workplace gender non-conformity. (Human
Rights Campaign Foundation)
India: GOVERNEMENT PLANS TO AMEND EMIGRATION ACT,
The government plans to comprehensively amend the Emigration Act, 1983 to ensure
protection and welfare of Indian workers abroad. This information was given by
the Minister of Indian Affairs Shri Vayalar Ravi the Rajay Sabha today. He said
several other measures for the benefit of Indian workers abroad have been
undertaken by the Ministry, which includes streamlining of the emigration
process through E-governance, signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the
major labour importing countries and a publicity campaign to create awareness
amongst potential overseas workers on their rights and obligations. (Press
Offshoring to Drive Growth in Asia Pacific
Contact Center Outsourcing Market, Says Frost
Low labor cost, increasing competition, globalization, increased IP (Internet
Protocol) adoption, and improved network infrastructure is driving the contact
center outsourcing market in Asia Pacific, according to Frost and Sullivan. High
growth in both domestic and offshore outsourcing is expected in the coming
years. However, offshore outsourcing is expected to drive a majority of the
growth. (Frost &
Advice on personnel matters
The Evangelical Alliance has launched an online resource for HR and
personnel managers, at
www.eauk.org/hrnetwork.The web pages give advice on recruitment and selection, learning and
development, health and safety, data protection, and other issues that
affect anyone with HR/personnel responsibilities.The facility has developed from the Evangelical Alliance's HR
Network, set up for Christians working in HR and personnel.
£60k cost of HR slip
A Blackpool accident management company has been ordered to pay the maximum
award of nearly £60,000 for unfairly dismissing an employee. Auto
Indemnity (UK) Limited, based at Blackpool Business Park, off Squires Gate Lane,
has to pay £57,920 to former IT manager, John McDonald, 57. An Employment
Tribunal, held in Manchester in March, heard that the company had failed to
follow correct statutory procedure' and had committed a technical breach'
following a change in the law. (Citizen)
HUMAN RESOURCES: Get HR guide in your pocket
PETERBOROUGH recruitment company Randstad UK has launched a new edition of
Workpocket, the essential all-in-one guide to employment and human resources
issues in the UK. In its fourth year, the Workpocket provides HR and business
professionals working in organisations of all sizes with the information they
need to manage their workforce effective (Peterborough)
IT professionals are dissatisfied with their jobs
A recent survey of IT professionals commissioned by online learning provider,
SkillSoft, suggests that 75 per cent of IT professionals are dissatisfied and
consider changing jobs. The reasons are put down to lack of recognition, in
addition to poor salary and lack of training.Of the respondents who currently
work as IT managers, 50 per cent had already registered with a recruitment
agency or were about to do so. Non-managerial IT personnel were in a greater
rush to bigger and better things; 62 per cent kept their CVs in a constant state
of readiness. IT workers across the board reported actively looking for jobs
while at work. Extreme dissatisfaction among non-managerial IT staff comes down
to poor salary (30 per cent), boredom (23 per cent), lack of opportunity to use
their skills (18 per cent), and lack of proper training (14 per cent). (PingWales)
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Deep Release: HODES GLOBAL STUDY
REVEALS LACK OF FORMAL METRICS TO SUPPORT GROWING INTEREST IN EMPLOYER
BRANDING HR Leaders From 25 Countries Share Perspectives and Practices
According to a recent global research initiative conducted by the
Bernard Hodes Global Network, 62% of respondents formally support employer brand initiatives
while only 24% have metrics in place to measure these efforts.
The Bernard Hodes Global Network (http://www.hodes.com/globalnetwork/index.asp)
utilized both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to assess the state of
employer branding globally. The survey, offered in four languages, produced 20
one-on-one interviews and 487 online surveys among HR leaders in 25 countries.
"The study reveals that a key driver for employer brand
development is the need to acquire talent in a competitive global market," said
Alan V. Schwartz, president and CEO of Bernard Hodes Group. "We look forward to
helping our HR partners develop their employer brand and meet their talent needs
as well as define metrics to illustrate the value that these initiatives bring
to their company's bottom line."
Other key facts reported:
The most frequently named key expectations of employer
branding were "ease in attracting candidates" (84%) and "recognition as
employer of choice" (82%).
Research methodologies are undertaken in support of
employer brand efforts as illustrated by 76% of respondents reporting they
actively conduct employee studies.
79% of respondents reported HR as one of the key
stakeholders in the management of the employer brand.
94% of respondents used their corporate Web site more
than other brand channels such as printed materials (72%) to promote
Another key fact repeatedly mentioned in the research was the
importance of both an internal and external component to employer branding. In
the Netherlands, Jo Pieters, global vice president recruitment, Philips supports
this concept: "Each and every employee should act as an ambassador of your brand
and that requires a strong and recognized internal and external employee value
The need for a more encompassing view of employer branding was
also expressed by research study team leader Annette Browdy, senior vice
president and director of marketing communications at Bernard Hodes Group. "We
believe these results will provide our HR partners insight as well as
inspiration to take more of a holistic approach to their employer brand building
The report also offers suggestions on approaching the employer
branding process. These recommendations found in the final section of the
report, "Next Steps" by
D. Mark Hornung, senior vice president, branding, Bernard Hodes Group, are based
on Hodes' exclusive 360 degree employer brand methodology.
About the Bernard Hodes Global Network
The Bernard Hodes Global Network was formally established in 1994—the first ever
network within the industry. Today, its operations cover five continents, with
80 offices in 31 countries. The Network has been built by ensuring "best in
class" capability that reflects the market dynamics in each territory. Both
locally and globally, the Network offers customers expertise in: resourcing
strategy development; recruitment communications; employer branding; e-cruitment
and online media. The Network is the international ‘arm' of U.S.-based
Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com). Bernard Hodes Group is part of
Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE - OMC), (www.omnicomgroup.com) a leading global marketing and
corporate communications company.