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Arbita, the leading provider
of global job advertising distribution solutions, is pleased to announce its
affiliation with the International
Association of Employment Web Sites or IAEWS. As a member of the IAEWS,
Arbita is committed to advancing the standards of the online recruitment
industry's practices in Web site operation, management and reporting.
"ENGAGING HEARTS AND MINDS," a conference
featuring outstanding results and best practices in employee retention and
engagement from leading organizations, will be held in Las Vegas, NV October
24th through 27th by Career Systems International. The conference is being held
in partnership with HR.com and will run concurrently with their fifth annual
"Employers of Excellence" conference. Attendees at the Career Systems
International conference will also be able to attend all workshops and keynote
speeches at the HR.com conference, including presentations by Lance Secretan,
Margaret Wheatley, Patrick Lencioni, Tony Schwartz, Steven Levitt, and seven
other well-known presenters. These joint events will be held at Las Vegas' brand
new Red Rock Casino and Spa.
has partnered with Naukri, India's largest
career Web site. Naukri receives more than 180 million page views per month,
maintains a database of 6.5 million registered users and has job postings from
over 20,000 corporations.
The Human Capital
Institute (HCI) announced the latest addition to its signature Innovation
Tours. The new program, sponsored by SuccessFactors will feature the theme
"Wasted Human Capital: Critical Issues in Performance Management." The tour
launches in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. in October. The keynote speaker
at tour events will be Jason Corsello, Research Director of Yankee Group's
Business & IT Decision Service. The San Francisco event will be held at the
Grand Hyatt San Francisco on October 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT. The
Washington, D.C. session takes place October 18 at the Key Marriott from 7:30
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.
provider of search technology, has raised $13 million in its Series B financing.
The financing was led by Granite Ventures, a leading early-stage technology
venture capital firm based in San Francisco, and also included participation
from Trovix's existing investors, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and 3i. Trovix
will leverage the infusion of capital to boost new product development and
market expansion efforts. With the close of this round, Trovix has raised $18.25
million since inception.
Launched four years ago and located at
HR Source Net is a media query service that sends your information request to
hundreds of human resources and benefits providers, plus top consulting firms,
industry thought leaders and HR professionals (and the list keeps growing).
developer of Web-based job-board solutions, has expanded its national network to
include CanWest's newspapers and primary job site, working.com. CanWest is
Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers. working.com's North American
Network aggregates job listings from local newspapers and related media sites
across the U.S. and Canada into a single database.
Dr. Gayle Porter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management at
the Rutgers University School of Business in Camden, NJ, gained extensive media
coverage recently with her prediction that employees will start suing companies
for grinding work schedules that compel them to remain tethered to their
Blackberries and cell phones 24/7. Dr. Porter argues that the relentless pace of
technology-enhanced work environments can create tech addicts who may eventually
blame their employers for destroying their personal lives (similar in nature to
the lawsuits against fast food chains for pitching unhealthy foods). She notes
the proliferation of terms such as "CrackBerry" to refer to the wireless
Blackberry device represent some acknowledgment, albeit lighthearted for now,
that many people are out of control with using these devices. See media coverage
of Dr. Porter's research in
Web-based candidate collection and matching system, has been unveiled in an
effort to give companies the ability to attract, collect, and sustain a private
talent network as a recruiting resource. Rather than focusing on the hiring
process, TalentPen gives employers the tools for improving the quality of the
Vurv announced a record second quarter with a 57% increase in recurring revenues for
the quarter ended July 31st, 2006. This is the 35th consecutive quarter the
company has increased revenue over the same quarter of the prior year.
CreditLearningCenter.com., the nation's first consumer website to provide
audio and video learning resources to help keep consumers informed on matters
related to personal credit, credit monitoring, and identity theft, has been
officially launched. The site also features a wealth of free step-by-step help
guides, a Consumer Help Center, a Credit Resource Center, a Credit Action
Center, and other resources to assist consumers.
reported first quarter fee revenues of $152.8 million for the period ending July
31, 2006, an increase of 25 percent from revenues of $122.2 million for the same
period a year ago.
Last week Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads, returned to the New Orleans area to
investigate employment issues. Last year, a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina,
Gerry hit the road in a Winnebago to tour the area and get a first-hand
perspective on how people and various organizations were handling jobs. This
year's trip was an opportunity to see what has happened in the past 12 months.
Notes Crispin, "I wanted to get past the usual "year-after" sturm and drang and
focus on the ground where people are just trying to get-a-job and where
employers need capable workers. I'm looking for good conversation from people
who've lived it (this last year) at the center and have both a personal
perspective on employment and the ability to tell their own story." He found
some great stories and posted daily updates on his blog: CareerXroads
Simply Hired, the world's largest search engine
for jobs, today announced a new blog targeted at the employment market, with
content for both job seekers and the folks who want to hire them. The blog
is located at:
http://blog.simplyhired.com/. The newly polished Simply Hired blog
will feature industry notables such as Jeff Hunter, who won the 2005 "Blog
of the Year" from Recruiting.com for his blog
Talentism and Simply Hired investor, Guy Kawasaki, who writes a popular
technology blog ranked in the Technorati-100. Kawasaki's blog has featured
career topics such as,
Everything You Wanted to Know About Getting a Job in Silicon Valley But
Didn't Know Who to Ask. Kawasaki will be expanding on these themes and
offering other types of job search advice on Simply Hired's blog. Other key
contributors will include Simply Hired chief executive officer, Gautam
Godhwani and Simply Hired vice president of marketing, Phil Carpenter.
HR.com, the world's largest online community
for HR professionals, is thrilled to announce that it has expanded its online
learning efforts to include more educational webcasts and podcasts. Beginning
October 1st, HR.com will launch a comprehensive new webcast series that will
deliver award winning content to their audience of global HR professionals and
business leaders. In addition, 450 archived webcasts, their transcriptions and
their podcasts will be made available to all registered members of HR.com.
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Market10™, the revolutionary online job
marketplace that combines extensive matching technology with The 10 Dimensions
of a Good Job Fit(SM), announced Todd Forest, a 16-year marketing
veteran and the former AOL Vice President of Media Networks, has joined Market10
as its Chief Marketing Officer. In this capacity Todd is driving Market10's
brand awareness and user experience, as well as extending its nationwide
availability to employers and passive job seekers...
S. Lynn Erwin has been named as vice president human resources of
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
Workscape, experts in outsourced
benefits administration and compensation solutions, today announced that
William (Bill) Topper has joined the company in the role of vice president
of operations for Outsourced Benefits Administration (OBA). In this
capacity, Topper will be responsible for delivering all technology, business
process outsourcing and communications solutions to its North American OBA
clients from its Marlborough, Mass. and Boise, Idaho facilities....William
D. Green, currently serving as chief executive officer, has been elected as
chairman of Accenture Ltd... Heidrick
& Struggles International has hired Karen Choy-Xavier in its Singapore
office as a partner in the industrial and technology practices. Ms. Choy-Xavier
will focus on building relationships with Southeast Asia-based businesses and on
the placement of chief information officers with companies operating throughout
the region....Taleo has added
entrepreneur and finance veteran Patrick Gross to its board of directors. He is
currently chairman of The Lovell Group, an investment and advisory firm he
founded in 2002 to work with private venture-funded technology companies on a
range of business, management and financial strategies. ....
Bucking the Veteran Unemployment Trend, Military Career Expo Offers
Over 1,000 Former Military Personnel to Attend, Interview, Find Jobs at
Southeast Regional Hiring Event Sept. 22nd in Atlanta
One of the biggest worries for a military veteran is whether he or she will
return to the United States and have a civilian job waiting for them.
250,000 military veterans returning to civilian life annually, that's a whole
lot of worry.
In recent US Department of Labor data, 29 percent of military veterans told
authorities that jobs weren't available in their place of residence and another
16 percent indicated that the employers they've interviewed with don't
understand how the skills acquired in the military translate to the civilian
Enter MilitaryStars. The Sarasota, FL-based company, the nation's largest
military career expo and hiring event business, hosts regional hiring events
throughout the US to connect the nation's military veterans with civilian
employers requiring high quality, committed and hard-working employees. It does
so regionally to offer veterans jobs close to where they live, and it works
diligently to combat the knowledge gap between veterans' acquired skills and
what employers know and recognize on a veteran's resume.
"What we're seeing right now is a disconnect," said MilitaryStars President
Todd Hecht. "Employers throughout the country need good employees. Returning
veterans need quality jobs. In much the same way as the DOL stats indicate,
veterans are having a tough time showing prospective employers their skills and
backgrounds. With our hiring events and face-to-face interaction between
veterans and attending employers, MilitaryStars is bucking this trend, and with
the cost to hire an employee reaching over $6,000 per individual for most
companies, MilitaryStars is offering employers the ability to hire as many
veterans as they want for one low price.
"What we need, however, is for more employers to realize that veterans are
suffering an unemployment gap, and not only is this unfair to the veterans, it's
not smart for business: veterans have skill sets and experiences that few other
employable demographics can claim. They've faced obstacles few civilians have,
and they're returning to a work culture that's favoring other candidates over
them, even with their unsurpassed military training and experience."
Bringing that experience to the interview tables of the region's
military-friendly companies in Atlanta on Friday, September 22nd from noon to
5pm will be hundreds of military veterans from throughout the Southeast Region.
Employers, ranging from Halliburton to Waste Management, from construction firm
Penhall Company to retail giant Sears Holdings Corporation, will all be looking
to acquire the talent that military experience yields.
To attend the military-exclusive hiring event, military job seekers are
encouraged to register online at
Employers interested in deploying military talent to their business while as the
same time easing the unemployment disparity between military veterans and
civilian counterparts should call 800 775 1415.
About MilitaryStars: The nation's largest military career expo company,
veteran-owned MilitaryStars furthers its mission to assist transitioning
military and veterans in finding civilian jobs via regional career expos
throughout the United States. All services are entirely FREE to military
veterans. Please visit
where candidates and employers alike will find post-military employment
resources and services, or call (800) 775-1415 for further assistance and
Ethan Grefe, Corporate Communications
Personality Assessment & Matching Avoids Interview
Pitfalls by Assessing Applicants' Cultural Fit
The personality assessment methods used by TalentPen, a web-based candidate
collection and matching system, were recently featured in Inc. magazine. The
August issue presented "The New Science of Hiring," a cover article comparing
modern scientific hiring options to older hit-and-miss tactics. Inc. writer
Stephanie Clifford considered personality assessment as a key new alternative to
traditional job interviews.
"A typical interview -- unstructured, rambling, unfocused -- tells the
interviewer almost nothing about job candidates," the article notes, "other than
how they seem during a couple of meetings in a conference room."
"Unfortunately, as the recent Inc. story notes, typical interviews rarely dig
into the kinds of personality qualities that matter most once the candidate
joins your team," explains Michael Sproul, CEO of eBullpen, the developer of
TalentPen. "For instance, what are these people like late at night and under
pressure? Do they work well within a team, or do they prefer working alone?"
TalentPen's talent collector and people-matching system uses personality
profiling, not resumes, to build a candidate database for employers. Candidates
don't apply for a specific job; rather, they create profiles that are added to
expandable talent pools. The system signals a shift in philosophy for both
employers and job seekers, and enables active recruiting
– rather than processing
"TalentPen assesses a candidate's personality before they reach the
interview, or even the applicant stage," Sproul adds. "Managers often complain
that a candidate's personality did not match their resume, or even their phone
interview. TalentPen can scientifically avoid these time-consuming and costly
Unlike job boards such as monster.com, TalentPen collects candidate profiles
and develops private talent networks for companies based on well they match
their corporate culture. In effect, TalentPen takes care of the all-important
first interview before a position is even available.
The system also creates a branded employment site for customers -- then
attracts people to the customer's site, allows them to enter a profile, search
jobs and enter the talent pool.
About eBullpen, LLC
Based in Pleasant Prairie, WI, eBullpen, LLC helps employers and job seekers
alike find better employment matches by putting personality matching up front in
the candidate sourcing process. eBullpen created the TalentPen candidate
collection and matching system to give employers an edge in talent acquisition
and the tools for improving the hire -- not just the hiring process. TalentPen
allows employers to incorporate eBullpen's proven assessment techniques and
technologies into their existing career site or ATS. With either system, the end
result is a streamlined hiring process and a faster placement of qualified
candidates who fit a company's culture.
For more information, visit
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September 19-21, 2006
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
San Diego, CA
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
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
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
Annual Corporate University Week
Design, Deliver & Evaluate Effective Training
November 13-16, 2006
Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando FL.
Bangalore HR Summit 2006
December 15 & 16, 2006
Leela Palace, Airport Road, Bangalore-1,India
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