Reveille and Hyperbole: Monster(R), the leading global online careers and
recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MNST),
announced it has added six companies to its roster of HR Alliance Program
members and expanded the program's scope to include two new categories. New
Premier members include: APS - SmartSearch Online, HRsmart and MrTed. New
Certified members include: JobAps, KBACE and Propellum (a Zycus division).
Through its Certified members, Monster moves into the job wrapping and applicant
tracking system (ATS) consultant categories. Today's announcement brings the HR
Alliance Program's total membership to 18 organizations.
The need for a reliable means of outsourcing services from
freelancers has given birth to a new web site that brings employers and
freelancers together for outsourcing of projects. Servlance.com
facilitates the outsourcing of projects from freelancers by companies from all
areas of the world through an online service that offers language translation,
multiple currencies, and an escrow service that insures projects are
satisfactorily completed. "Access to global talent is no longer limited to the
large multi national corporations. Individual business owners can now seek
global talent, or talent they could otherwise not afford on a full time basis",
said Catherine Matthew, co-founder of
The team at 925staff is proud of the 21 years of experience in
the recruitment industry and has launched a new and exciting product in the form
of a job board by the name of 925staff.co.uk.
The new site has been launched to capitalise on the success of the internet and
is primarily focused around the 9 to 5 office jobs and is open to all and
numerous industries. Using internet technology the site will service all office
vacancies ranging from secretarial to marketing researchers and planners.
AdMonsters, a privately held professional association for
online ad operations professionals worldwide, announced the launch of its
job listing site. The AdMonsters Ad
Operations Job Board was created in direct response to the growing need
expressed by its members and the ad operations community at large for a job
board focused specifically on ad operations. The board is open to both members
and non-members who may post and view the listings.
announced its selection as ‘one of the most innovative technologies in the
southeast region' by the Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC). Market10 is the
only online recruiting solution awarded by SEVC and was selected as one of 25
companies to present from hundreds of new innovative companies in the region.
Market10's Chairman & CEO, Rob McGovern, will showcase Market10 at the upcoming
SEVC. "The caliber of companies selected to present at the SEVC is quite
impressive and has greatly exceeded everyone's expectations involved in the
selection process," said Eric Gregg, SEVC Executive Director. "It's easy to see
why the southeast is leading the nation in technology innovation across a number
of industries. We are incredibly proud of all of the presenting companies
participating in this inaugural event."
The value of stock option grants at the largest U.S.
corporations fell significantly in 2005, as companies cut back on the number of
options granted and the number of employees receiving them, according to a
recent study by Watson Wyatt Worldwide,
a leading global consulting firm. As a result, employees can expect decreased
income from options in the future. In its survey of public data from 793
companies in the S&P Composite 1500, a stock index that includes companies of
various sizes in all sectors of the U.S. economy, Watson Wyatt estimated that
the total economic value (using the Black-Scholes formula) of stock options
granted to all employees declined 71 percent between 2001 and 2005, from $137
billion to $40 billion. This includes a 32 percent decline from 2004 to 2005.
The value of stock option grants per company likewise plunged 33 percent, from
$43 million in 2004 to $29 million in 2005, with the bulk of this reduction
below the executive level. Estimated Total Stock Option Grant Value for S&P
Composite 1500 in billions of dollars
Deck Chairs: Alberto Ibarguen, president and chief executive
officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will become chairman of
the Newseum Jan. 1, 2007, and four
nationally known people will join the Newseum board.The new trustees include
three media executives and a former director of the National Park Service:
* Gary L. Ginsberg, executive vice president, corporate affairs, News Corp.
* George B. Irish, president, Hearst Newspapers, and senior vice president,
* Robert Stanton, former director, National Park Service
* David Westin, president, ABC News
You Should Know:
Global: Coca-Cola and Fair
Employment Practices: It's the Real Thing
One of the outcomes of the settlement of a major race discrimination lawsuit
against Coca-Cola was that there would be careful monitoring of its HRM
practices. That monitoring effort led to annual reports, made publicly
available, regarding the fairness of the company's HRM practices. Now, Coca-Cola
has released what it says is the fifth and last of these reports. The report,
which is very extensive, reports on nine HR systems. (EASI)
Outsourcing With Confidence Looking for the next low-priced location for IT operations? Before sending
your work halfway around the world, consider these tips Call it the low-cost labor chase. Fed up with Bangalore's swiftly rising
costs, high turnover, and overstretched infrastructure, companies are looking to
send IT operations to other cities. Need some inexpensive tech support? Check
out Ho Chi Minh City. Want to develop a security system? Take a look at
Bucharest. But be warned. The labor may be cheap, but the risks can be high.
Companies that shift work to developing countries have to be prepared to deal
with language and cultural differences, potential political instability, and
possibly even the theft of valuable intellectual property. Here's a guide for
going global. (Business
UK: AUDREY ON THE BEAT
A FORMER Glenrothes policewoman has been charged with getting the best possible
boys - and girls - in blue.
Audrey Laird has become Fife Constabulary's first diversity officer and her
background has made her tailor-made for the job.
When she joined the force in 1995, women officers had to wear skirts, were given
smaller batons than their male colleagues and even carried handbags. (Fife
Totaljobs.com welcomes 14 million online jobseekers
Totaljobs.com has revitalised its UK recruitment website following 18 months'
extensive research into Great Britain's working population. The research
revealed huge growth in the online jobseeking community up from 8.7m in 2000 to
14m in 2006; meaning that 70% of the UK working population are jobseeking
online. The independent findings dispelled many online myths showing that
drivers, secretaries and part-time workers are just as likely to look online as
retail and project managers. (OnRec)
Canary Wharf's Best Kept Secret Canary Wharf is London's premier business district, and with its 97 acres of
business and residential sites, Canary Wharf has firmly established itself as
the ‘New City" With a large number of prestigious banking and financial
institutions already making their presence known in the area, Canary Wharf
continues to attract the attention of leading institutions and a growing number
of hedge funds, even being labelled by some as the ‘Wall Street of London'. (OnRec)
US: CNO Promotes Top
Recruiters of the Year
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen meritoriously promoted two Enlisted
Recruiters of the Year from Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) to the
next pay grade on Dec. 12 in a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Chief
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Brian Davison (Navy Recruiter of the Year,
Active Component) from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Denver was promoted from
first class petty officer to chief petty officer, while Navy Counselor 1st Class
Francisco Freeman (Reserve Component) from NRD Jacksonville was promoted from
second class petty officer to first class petty officer. "You represent the best
of the best," said Mullen. (Navy
IT Employment Resumes Climb in November; Tight Supply Hampers Even Greater
After the first pullback in IT
Employment in more than a year in October, IT employment resumed its climb in
November. According to the National Association of Computer Consultant
Businesses (NACCB), there were 3,674,300 IT workers, an increase of 0.14%, or
5,300, from the previous month. IT employment is up more than 132,000, or almost
4%, since November 2005.
"While near 4% year-over-year growth in IT employment is impressive performance,
this statistic alone does not fully convey the strength in demand for IT
professionals. Unemployment rates in many IT occupations are among the lowest
unemployment rates in the labor force---effectively achieving in many cases
'Full Employment.' I have no doubt that if there were more IT professionals
available in high-demand skillsets, overall IT employment would post even
stronger gains," said Mark Roberts, CEO of NACCB.
The tight supply of IT professionals in many skillsets is also
being reflected in the strong demand for the services of IT staffing and
solutions companies. When demand for IT talent is high, it often outstrips the
ability of companies to recruit the necessary IT skillsets or staff projects
through their internal resources. Companies will turn to IT services firms to
either supplement their own staff or outsource entire projects. For complete IT
Employment Index please visit: http://www.naccb.org/employment-index/index.cfm.
Technical note: NACCB's IT Employment Index is the first
specific measurement of IT employment. This unique measurement of total IT
employment is created monthly by studying the ongoing staffing patterns of a
dozen IT and computer related occupations in 16 industries and industry sectors
employing significant numbers of IT workers including the manufacturing,
wholesale and retail trade, financial, information services, business and
professional services, and education and health industries. The monthly IT
Employment Index is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which is
subject to monthly revisions, and therefore, the Index is revised accordingly.
The IT Employment Index is also subject to annual revisions and was most
recently benchmarked in May 2006.
NACCB is the only organization solely devoted to representing
IT Staffing and Solutions firms and their employees who are creating a new
paradigm for the flexible workforce driving the 21st Century economy. These
firms provide IT staff augmentation, IT solutions, IT project management, and IT
consulting services to America's businesses. NACCB represents over 350 IT
services companies serving as the industry voice for public policy. NACCB also
supports member companies in efficiently delivering high quality services to
their clients. NACCB is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.