Reveille and Hyperbole: Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer care, human resources, and billing services, announced that it has signed a 6-year contract to provide human resources business process outsourcing (HR BPO) services to support the Asia Pacific region of the InterContinental Hotels Group. Convergys service centers in Bangalore, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Dalian, China, will provide HR data administration and payroll services for IHG corporate and reservations center employees in the Asia Pacific region.
Sage Software announced the availability of Sage Accpac HRMS, a new human resource management system (HRMS) for Sage Accpac ERP (enterprise resource planning) and Sage Pro ERP users that is based on the company's market-leading Sage Abra HRMS.
Jobster, the online recruiting service that simplifies the process of making successful career matches for both jobseekers and employers, released its November employment search trends data. According to Jobster's latest employment trends report, both "Medical" and "Photography" were also among the fastest growing job searches on the Internet during November. In addition, the fastest growing market was Portland, Oregon, which recorded a 19 percent increase in overall search frequency.
Deck Chairs: Westaff announces the addition of Jeffrey Elias, Ph.D., Westaff's new senior vice president of Human Resources; Carla Zafereo, the Company's new vice president of Market Development;
Michael Sheridan, vice president of the Atlantic Region;
Karin Somogyi, vice president of Westaff's Southwest Region;
Anthony Trombetta, vice president of Westaff's Southeast Region.
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Air crashes, worst sources of brain drain
VICE-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Professor Kayode Makinde, has expressed serious concern over incessant air crashes in Nigeria, capable of depleting the intellectual manpower of our nation.
Reacting to the ill-fated ADC plane crash on Sunday 29th October, 2006 in which nearly 100 lives were lost, he said: "This is the worst source of brain drain and horrific manpower loss to the nation when one considers the calibre of people who prematurely die in these incessant but avoidable air crashes. When intellectuals strive to acquire knowledge and attain a high level of productivity, there is great anticipation that such people will contribute their quota to national development."
He added: ''But intellectuals who die in air crashes as we are experiencing these days, are gone for ever and will never be useful to either their families or the nation."
(Emmanuel Edukugho of Vanguard)
St. Louis Competes in Survival Battle to Keep Young Alive
Unlike other U.S. cities, St. Louis will not introduce any new programs to slow the defection of college-educated young adults to other cities, said Ed Rhode, spokesman for St. Louis mayor Francis Slay.
Rather, the city, recently named the most dangerous in the nation by Morgan Quitno Press, is sponsoring an initiative to slow the defection of college-educated young adults to the afterlife.
"Local members of this desirable demographic are less concerned with trendy sushi bars and multiculturalism than with basic survival," said Rhode, speaking at a press conference at the Pin-Up Bowl, from behind a bulletproof Plexiglas plate. "St. Louis suffers from 'brain drain' — too many of our best and brightest's craniums are penetrated by bullets or rusty iron pipes."
(River Front Times)
Economist says brain drain afflicts Hoosiers
MUNCIE, Ind. - A Ball State University economist is offering his thoughts on the future of Indiana's economy in 2007.
Professor Patrick Barkey directs the Miller College of Business' economic and policy studies. He expects the number of jobs in Indiana to increase next year, but at a slower rate than other states.
The economist said Indiana must shift its economic focus from manufacturing goods to providing profitable services.
Celebrity Sighting: Simply Hired Gets Cozy with The New York Post and MySpace
Start-up Starlet Romances Post with Job Search, MySpace with Resumes
Simply Hired (http://www.simplyhired.com/), the world's largest search engine for jobs, this morning divulged the latest dish on its budding relationship with The New York Post and MySpace. So what's the story? Simply Hired coyly revealed that not only has it brought its job search capabilities to nypost.com, the Web edition of the country's 5th largest newspaper, it has also launched Resume Post, its resume syndication service, on MySpace Jobs.
Beyond Page 6: Simply Hired Gets Serious with New York Post
Bold and provocative, The New York Post makes an ideal partner for Simply Hired. With more than 2.7 million unique visitors each month, nypost.com has an active careers section -- NYP @Work. By integrating Simply Hired's job search within NYP @Work, nypost.com now offers its readers easy access to more than 5 million jobs.
"We have readers nationwide, and with Simply Hired, we can now offer nypost.com fans an outrageous selection of interesting jobs," said Michelle D'Almeida, vice president of classified advertising for The New York Post. "From litigation lawyer to water ski instructor, from ice fishing guide to pole dancer, you can now find almost any job imaginable on nypost.com."
Moving in with MySpace
Simply Hired began its affair with MySpace in June with the launch of MySpace Jobs. Simply Hired and MySpace have now taken their relationship further still by making Simply Hired's Resume Post available on MySpace jobs. With Resume Post, job seekers can post their resume to six different job boards at once, including Monster, CareerBuilder, Job.com, GettingHired, Net- Temps and Beyond.com.
"MySpace is all about providing a platform and tools that empower people to more efficiently live their lives on the web, and our partnership with Simply Hired makes that possible," said Shawn Gold, senior vice president of marketing for MySpace. "Resume Post makes it easy for the MySpace community to connect with a variety of different companies as they hunt for the perfect job. Why visit multiple sites to post your resume when you can post to six at once, for free, on MySpace Jobs?"
About Simply Hired, Inc.
With more than 5 million job listings and counting, Simply Hired is the world's largest search engine for jobs. We search thousands of sources, including large and small job boards, newspaper and classified listings, and company websites. Our mission is to help people find their ideal jobs in the simplest way possible.
Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites 2005" by Time Magazine, declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week and celebrated as one of "50 Best New Websites" by PC World.
Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.
Recruiting Older Workers for Competitive AdvantageReport outlines how tapping the older worker talent pool can fill skills gap
Taleo, the leading provider of on demand talent management solutions and The Age and
Employment Network (TAEN) are calling on companies to change their approach to recruitment to
capitalise on the ageing workforce in the UK. "Tapping into the older worker talent pool" is a
joint white paper that highlights the opportunity for companies to address the looming skills
crisis by recruiting older workers, and provides step by step advice on how companies can
execute this strategy.
"Tapping into the older worker talent pool" explains the demographic trends in the UK with an
ageing workforce that is causing a general shortage of skills. Despite these trends and the
recent UK Age Regulations, many organisations retain significant biases and misconceptions about
recruiting older workers. Practical recruitment strategies that take advantage of the growing
talent pool of older workers will therefore be increasingly critical in creating a competitive
workforce in the UK. Central to these strategies are the philosophy of skills based recruiting
and the use of e-recruitment technology to promote wide access to job roles, and implement a
compliant, skills based recruiting process.
Specific advice from TAEN and Taleo Research includes:
Consider where you are advertising your job opportunities
Word your job opportunities carefully
Capture candidate data on compliant, electronic application forms
Drive the selection process based on skills
Consider re-skilling or up-skilling new or existing employees
According to Taleo Research Vice President, Alice Snell, "The message is loud and clear for organisations that are looking ahead and developing their recruitment strategies. Retaining the traditional preference for recruiting only from younger age groups will lead to a weaker workforce than competitors who tap into the older worker talent pool. Organisations can gain a significant advantage from adopting a skills-based approach to recruiting that creates a level playing field for older workers. E-Recruitment technology is a powerful tool in implementing this approach because solutions such as Taleo's have compliant skills-based matching of candidates to roles as a fundamental design principle. "
Patrick Grattan, chief executive of TAEN adds "The recruitment profession has the opportunity to play a crucial role in response to an ageing work force. At present too much of the focus is on age. It should be on skills and experience regardless of age. Internet-based recruitment can spotlight competencies required for the job, whereas a classic CV, with its chronological recital of past job history, encourages assumptions about age and working life. ‘Tapping into the older worker talent pool' is a valuable guide for businesses looking to change their recruitment practices to welcome older workers. "
About Taleo Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) delivers on demand talent management solutions that
enable organizations of all sizes, around the world, to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for
improved business performance. More than 720 organizations use Taleo to recruit and retain top talent with 750,
000 users processing 50 million candidates from 100 countries. Requiring no capital investment, software as a
service and on demand delivery offer 99.9% availability and 100% accountability. For more information visit
About The Age and Employment Network (TAEN)
TAEN is a membership organisation whose members are drawn from across the labour market. They include public,
private and voluntary sector employers and organisations, government agencies, business and regional agencies,
trades unions, law firms, employment and career guidance service providers, research and training bodies,
professional institutes and educational institutions.
For further information please contact:
Michelle Adair / Lorna Thompson
Octopus Communications for Taleo Corporation
+44 (0)845 370 0655
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