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John Sumser presents the interbiznet Bugler

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November 2, 2006
Lean Staffing III
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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Towers Perrin, a global professional services firm, announced that Towers Perrin has become a global underwriter of HCI, helping to bring the latest human capital education, metrics, and tools to leading corporations.

Interchange Corporation ( INCX) announced the company will change its name to Corporation effective November 2, 2006. The Company's ticker symbol will also be changed to LOCM on the same date. The name change is intended to align the company's corporate identity with that of its leading local search engine, " has far more mindshare with our customers, partners and users than Interchange," said Heath Clarke, chairman and CEO.  "With the majority of our revenues now coming from local search, it makes sense for us to focus on building our brand with our business partners, users and the investment community.", the leading Internet-based job board for professionals with U.S. government security clearances, announced the results of its most recent Security Clearance Jobs Salary Survey. According to the study, security-cleared professionals earn an average of $67,429, an increase of 2 percent from the first quarter of 2006. Additionally, these professionals are earning an average of 24 percent more than their non-security-cleared counterparts.
Key findings of the survey include:
-- Salaries for the lowest level Department of Defense-issued clearance, Confidential, had the greatest gain this quarter, with the average salary rising 13.5 percent to $52,000
-- The average salary in the Washington D.C. metro area declined nearly ten percent since the first quarter to $73,428
-- Security cleared professionals in Iraq continue to be rewarded with higher than average pay, as salaries rose 6.4 percent to $98,387 this quarter
-- Security-cleared women narrowed the salary gender gap by 3.75 percent since the first quarter, but they still earn approximately 12 percent less than their male counterparts
-- IT management positions top the list of highest paying job titles with security-cleared IT executives earning $111,578 and security-cleared project managers earning $99,322

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How to get a job at Microsoft
Applied for a job at Microsoft? There's a 20 percent chance that you're it
Microsoft is currently looking to fill 50 positions in Australia, so if you've ever wanted a piece of one of the IT industry's biggest pies, now would be a good time to strike. Liz Tay speaks with Fiona Hathaway, Recruitment Manager for Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, about the company's arduous recruitment process, and finds out a surprising statistic: one in five candidates interviewed for a position at Microsoft make it into the company. (Computerworld)

Baby-boomer biz moves online
Tim Driver is working to attract $3 million to $5 million in funding to grow his 12-person company's website that launched little more than five months ago and is already attracting 150,000 unique visitors each month -- along with increased interest from advertisers. Driver, a 40-year-old tech executive with a successful track record of tenures at Internet-based businesses such as and AOL Inc., said is aimed at the growing number of 50-and-older workers in search of second careers and the companies that want to hire them. (Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology)

Concern over job chances
The number of unemployed all over the world in the 15-24 age group has risen nearly 15 per cent over the past decade, while south Asia accounts for a 10 per cent increase, a new ILO report said. The latest report on unemployment said while the number of the young unemployed increased from 74 million to 85 million between 1995 and 2005, nearly 300 million youths, which was approximately 25 per cent of their total population, lived below $2-per-day-poverty line. (The Telegraph)

Monster launches EU job board with MSN
Monster has teamed up with MSN, the internet portal, to provide job boards in 1- countries across Europe. "Joining forces with MSN will enable us to reach an even broader audience both from a job seeker and customer point of view," says Peter Dolphin, CEO of Monster Worldwide Europe. (Recruiter)

IPO...Info Edge fixes price band between Rs290-Rs320

Info Edge (India) Ltd, a leading provider of online recruitment and matrimonial classifieds and related services in India, proposes to enter the capital market on 30th October 2006 with an IPO of 5,323,851 equity shares of Rs10 each through 100% book building process. The price band has been fixed at Rs290 to Rs320 per equity share. The issue closes on 2nd November 2006. (India Infoline News Service) Partners NowPos to Launch World's First Voice Resume Suite for BPOs, the fastest growing e-recruitment portal in India, has entered into a strategic partnership with NowPos Online Services Pvt. Ltd., ("NowPos" – short for Now Possible), a niche premier Voice Technologies Products Company based in Hyderabad, to launch the world's first voice resume and BPO online voice screening mechanism service. The service is exclusively targeted at the BPO Industry in its first phase. vailable as a seamless service on, potential and existing BPO employees can now "speak and record" their resumes, including answering a few typical questions and read a randomly system-chosen paragraph as part of their online resume. The entire technology of this voice suite resides on portal and has been developed by NowPos. (NowPOs)

Poland opens job market to EU workers

Poland opens its job market to workers from all EU states as well as from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
The Polish Labour Ministry said that the plan involves opening the market without any transition period to all the EU states including those which apply labour restrictions on workers from Poland. The Polish job market will also be open to Bulgarians and Romanians after the two states become EU members on January 1st next year. (Radio Polonia)

Saudi Arabia:, Nesma Internet enter into strategic alliance, the premier recruitment site in the Arab world, and Nesma Internet, the largest web service provider in Saudi Arabia, confirmed their partnership - a move that will facilitate more people in the Kingdom to access world-class online recruitment services. (

South Africa:
Job hunting will never be the same again
Now you can make money while you look for a job. A new South African social-networking website,, was launched this week and will be turning the recruitment business on its head. Social-networking websites have changed the way people communicate over the internet, providing platforms for people to collaborate and share information online in previously unavailable ways. (Mail and Guardian)

Recruiters Face New Challenges With Their Search Marketing Strategy
Recruitment search marketing specialists SiteVisibility have published a white paper titled ‘Recruiter Search Marketing Strategy'. The paper examines the key challenges and opportunities that both recruiters and job board owners are likely to face when developing their search marketing strategy in the Web 2.0 era. The UK recruitment sector leads the market in terms of online ad spend with over £102 million pounds spent in the first half of 2006 (compared to £94 million in the first half of 2005). Of that £102m, Pay-Per-Click advertising (PPC) (also known as ‘Paid Search') accounted for 58% of all money spent on online advertising. However, this growth in PPC advertising is also driving up the cost per click (CPC) for competitive job related search phrases, which means that search engine optimisation (the process of improving your website's position in the natural or free results) is increasingly becoming a key part of the recruiters' online marketing mix. (Onrec)

EXCLUSIVE: Optimism among recruiters grows
The increasing rate of unemployment across the UK has failed to dampen the optimism of recruitment firms, with the latest figures revealing a growing market and widespread expansion plans. A new report has found the vast majority of recruiters plan to grow their business in the next 12 months and are largely confident about the immediate future of the sector as a whole. (Recruiter)

Something new is happening in the world of online recruitment…
A pioneering and unique web site has just been launched into the recruitment market, catering exclusively for vacancies. is a brand new concept founded by experienced recruiter Grant Paskins and designed and developed by web partners HotLizard, the experts in online recruitment. With hundreds of job boards in the UK having an emphasis on candidates, is the only site serving the vacancy side of the recruitment process. (Onrec)

Wotservicejob launched is a newly launched job board for the UK contract service sector. The website covers the waste management and recycling, building services, washroom, cleaning, courier services, facilities services, interior plants and landscaping, linen, garment and floor care rental, pest control and security. (Recruiter)

Scientists leaving over new job limits

Nearly 40 percent of the scientists conducting hands-on research at the National Institutes of Health say they are looking for other jobs or are considering doing so to escape new ethics rules that have curtailed their opportunity to earn outside income. Most scientists say the ethics crackdown is too severe, and nearly three-quarters of them believe it will hinder the government's ability to attract and keep medical researchers, according to a survey commissioned by the government's premier medical research agency. The tightened rules were put in place last year after NIH found dozens of scientists had run afoul of existing restrictions on private consulting deals that had enriched them with money from drug and biotechnology companies. (Associated Press)

Fair allowed 450 job seekers to shake hands with 26 employers
Held at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Bolingbrook, the event was fourth in a string of job fairs Suburban Chicago Newspapers began sponsoring a year ago.
A fair was held in June at the same location, and two took place in October and February in Aurora. The company hosts the job fairs as a community service and as a way to partner with clients, said Ed Hochevar, recruitment advertising sales manager. (Beacon News)

Career Women Freezing Eggs As 'Insurance'
According to a research, more and more career women are freezing their eggs as they look it as a 'insurance' for having children in future. The research involved interviews of more than 20 women at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York who had chosen to freeze their eggs for future use. (All Headline News)

Not Enough Hirable Candidates Part 5
Here we go again. Not enough hirable candidates - can you believe it? I've posted about this subject four times already, you can find them in the navigation menu if you navigate by Tag. (Objective Management)

Corporate Hypocrisy
For those of you keeping track, I seem to have given up on my old plan to pursue "lifetime student status" in favor of "I want money, a lot of it, and right now." In other words, grad school applications seem more difficult and much less rewarding than dropping résumés and chatting with recruiters. However, I've been spending a great deal of time polishing the ol' résumé, tailoring cover letters, and crafting thank you letters just like the people in career services say we're supposed to. We're supposed to look professional. Otherwise kiss high incomes and fancy cars goodbye and say hello to welfare, crack, and being a babydaddy (again, just quoting career services here). (Nobrainer's Think Tank)

New Tools Emerge For Frazzled Recruiters
The Web seems like a corporate recruiter's dream come true. Post a help-wanted ad on some job boards, and candidates email you their resumes . Or you can quickly peruse resumes that are already there, looking for a good match. The reality is much less ideal. Because posting a resume is so easy, recruiters often end up with hundreds of applicants for an open position. So, very often, it takes longer than ever to fill jobs. Now companies are trying out new tools that promise to do a better job of matching candidates with the right position. Some companies use services that analyze online resumes and rank them by how well they meet job requirements. Other companies are turning to social-networking sites to locate "passive" job-seekers -- those who might be willing to jump to a new position but aren't actively looking. (Wall Street Journal Online)

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Deep Release:
ERC Dataplus Announces Version of Its Workforce Management Solution Tailored for Hospitality Industry

ERC Dataplus, a leading Human Resource Technology company, introduced the Selectech® Workforce Management: Hospitality. In addition to the functionality found in other talent or applicant management systems, ERC's Selectech® Workforce Management: Hospitality has been specially configured for hotels and hotel property management companies.

Included in the standard implementation are the following:

Pre-populated, editable industry- specific libraries

o Over 200 job descriptions

o Over 300 pre-qualification questions

o New hire forms (NDA, W-4, W-5, I-9, etc.)

• Employment application templates with "release" clauses

• Communication templates

Pay Per Applicant job postings on

EEO and OFCC Reports, Location-specific and rollup reports

The following are optional add-ons:

• Job-specific assessments

• On-boarding steps (integration with background screening, HRIS)

• FirstWord® New Hire and LastWord® Exit Surveys

• Development Planning and Performance Management

Interactive Interviewer Training

Additionally, hotels and hotel management companies can take advantage of ERC's newly announced Pay Per ApplicantSM Automated Job Posting Alliance With This new program represents a major cost breakthrough for hospitality companies using job boards to bring candidates to employers. All postings are free, with the only cost being for results (applicants) delivered to the employer's Selectech® Workforce Management system.

Paul Rathblott, ERC's CEO, stated, "After a number of hotel and property management client implementations, it became obvious to us that there were enough common requirements among participants in this industry segment to justify developing a tailored offering. As such, we have configured our standard Selectech product to address these common elements, but, at the same time, still offer the flexibility to configure the system for a specific hotel location, brand or property management company."

If you're interested in a demonstration and explanation of the benefits of Selectech® Workforce Management: Hospitality, you can email Chrissy Elmblad at or call (203) 325-8772 x 10.

About ERC Dataplus

ERC delivers client-centric, state-of-the-art Internet and Interactive Voice (IVR) solutions for recruiting and employee surveys, and through ARGOS Assessment Company, multirater assessments. Its applications are modular in design to allow companies to select what they need; when they need it.

Clients benefit from dedicated and experienced project and account management teams to help clients translate their expectations into realities, and have a more efficient and effective process.

Leading financial service companies, call centers, retail, hospitality companies, and Fortune 1000 companies look to ERC for quality, innovation, service, and high Return on Investment.

To learn more about ERC and its portfolio of cost effective staffing solutions visit or call 1-888-ERC-CORP (372-2677).


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