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December 19, 2006

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Reveille and Hyperbole:

Longview Solutions, a leading provider of performance management software, announced  that is has been recognized in the Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites, 2006 authored by Nigel Rayner and published on December 1, 2006. According to Gartner, "visionaries have a strong vision for delivering a CPM suite. They are distinguished by the openness and flexibility of their application architectures, and they offer depth of functionality in the areas they address, but they may have gaps relative to broader functionality requirements. A visionary vendor is a market "thought leader" and innovator; however, it may have yet to achieve sufficient scale, or there may be concerns about its capability to grow and provide consistent execution." Leads Africa into Web 2.0. -, As The Name Already Hints, Is A town For Africans in Technology Terms and Social Networking  Afriville ( is the reincarnation of an online community previously named Caramellounge. Along with the new change enters new management and a new team moving the project forward. Afriville aims to hold the light and lead the way for Africa to foyer into the recent booming Web 2.0, market. The students behind the project Folabi Ogunkoya and Lawrence Bassey-Oden have lead the site from strength to strength.

PeopleScout, the country's leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has won the coveted 2006 RASBIC Award for the "Most Informative Recruiting and Staffing Industry Resource." By utilizing a blend of customized web-based technologies and live recruiters The annual Recruiting & Staffing Best In Class Award (RASBIC), now in its third year of honoring companies with the most innovative practices in workforce management and planning, was presented to PeopleScout by HR IQ, a division of the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC). Judges for the award include a prestigious list of recruiting & staffing experts and leaders who evaluate the effectiveness of world-class recruiting and staffing professionals and programs. The RASBIC award follows PeopleScout's recognition by HRO Today magazine this year as one of the top providers of RPO Services, with the presentation of the magazine's "RPO Baker's Dozen" and "Buyer's Choice" designation. PeopleScout was honored for its unique approach to helping companies attract and retain great people, adopt and scale recruitment practices, and increase their speed to market. Simply put, PeopleScout allows an organization to hire quality people faster.

Taleo Corporation (TLEO), the leading provider of on demand talent management solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2006 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software authored by James Holincheck and published on November 28, 2006.

Northgate Information Solutions plc, a leading supplier of software applications and outsourcing solutions to the human resources, public sector and corporate markets, announced the acquisition of Link HR Systems, which will be integrated into Northgate HR, the specialist HR & Payroll division.

ICS Computing announced the launch of a new HR outsource consultancy service to complement its HR and Payroll offerings and provide full service outsourced HR to clients across all sectors.

HPM Bootcamp, a nationwide series of three-day, intensive training sessions geared toward corporate leaders in search of a hands-on approach to implementing health and productivity management (HPM) strategies, has joined forces with the World Congress 2nd Annual Health & Human Capital Management (HHCM) Congress as part of a professional affiliation to benefit employers across the nation.

Deck Chairs:
Vurv (formerly Recruitmax), a global leader in technology and services for building great workforces, announced the creation of two new senior management positions. Michael Gibson has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Samantha Hanson has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources. With more than 30 years of combined senior management experience with global enterprise organizations, including leadership roles at Dell and Best Buy, Gibson and Hanson bring seasoned global sales and human resources expertise to address the company's rapid worldwide expansion. ...Anise D. Wiley-Little, assistant vice president and chief diversity officer for Allstate Insurance Company, was one of twelve business leaders recognized with a CareerFOCUS Eagle Award from The National Eagle Leadership Institute (NELI) and CareerFOCUS Magazine at a gala on November 17 in Kansas City. The award recognizes African-American and Latino professionals who excel in both business and community leadership and whose records of performance uphold the highest standards of dignity, integrity, and honor.

You Should Know:
How newspaper CEOs kept the news from leaking
A FORMER editor of this newspaper, Graham Perkin, once said that the hallmark of an important news story was that it has its roots in the past and a stake in the future.  For the media, few stories have deeper roots or drive larger stakes than this week's friendly takeover by Fairfax Media of Rural Press to create the biggest print and online media company in Australasia. (The Age)

Maths skill shortage hitting industry
THE competitiveness of Australian industry has been undermined by a "decimation" of university mathematics departments, a report by the Australian Academy of Science has found. Urgent measures are needed to tackle the skills shortage, which has compromised the country's ability to win contracts in drug research, mining and manufacturing, the report found. (The Age)

Shipping firms fight over graduates

Graduates of maritime-related university programmes have become a hot commodity in Shanghai, home to the Chinese mainland's biggest port, as the city's booming shipping industry struggles to find enough qualified workers. Shipping companies were chasing after students with marine-related majors at a recruitment fair earlier this month at the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU). The fair lasted only an hour and a half, at which point most of the students who had attended had received job offers, though many of them will not graduate for another six months. Xie Yiwei, a marine engineering senior, said he had spent just a few minutes talking with the recruiter from Shanghai Jinjiang Shipping Corporation, and the next day he was notified that he had been hired. (China Daily)

Person of the Year? You
Time Magazine has tapped "You" as its Person of the Year. With so much bad news and so many bad actors on the world's stage this year, it appears that by default Time went with something soft and fuzzy. Indeed, the rise of UGC (User Generated Content, an awful phrase) and the concept of Web 2.0 (harnessing collective intelligence) are sparks of what will be looked upon in hindsight as a revolution, similar to the breakdown of cultural and some institutional barriers in the 1960's. But, surely Time could have made more of a statement about what terrible shape the world is and who is doing something about it in it's choice. How about the people behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? At minimum, the selection will create fodder to fill up the blogosphere with posts and celebrate YOU and the Internet, if that matters to you. (ZDNet)

Craigslist Flummoxes Financial Analysts
The Internet is on fire with controversy There's been some interesting discussion around Craigslist's appearance at a financial analyst conference, wherein Craigslist flummoxed the assembled pundits by saying that they don't have any plans to charge for listings (beyond the limited charges they already make). They don't plan to accept advertising support a la Google AdSense. They don't have any plans to maximize revenues. They just plan to keep doing what they're doing. Louis Hau, at, starts things going with a patronizing write-up of an interview with Jim Buckmaster, president and chief executive of "Craigslist President and Chief Executive Jim Buckmaster isn't nuts. He just sounds that way, particularly to anyone who thinks that the point of running a business is, you know, to make money."  (InfoWeek)

Online advertising continues phenomenal climb
Ad industry prognosticators agree: Online advertising remains the sweet spot for the media industry.

Four of the most-recognized ad industry prognosticators?three media agencies and an analyst?released advertising spending predictions for 2007 last Monday, and online was the clear winner. Media agency ZenithOptimedia predicted online ad spending will grow seven times faster than offline advertising in 2007. Global Internet ad spending is expected to grow 28.2%, while spending on other media will see 3.9% growth. ZenithOptimedia predicted Internet spending will overtake outdoor advertising this year and is poised to overtake radio spending in 2009. Two other forecasters came out with numbers similar to those ZenithOptimedia presented. WPP Group's GroupM, a London-based media agency, also predicted 28% ad spending growth online in 2007 in its "This Year Next Year Worldwide" report, while Merrill Lynch forecast 22.9% growth. Universal McCann's Robert J. Coen, senior VP-director of forecasting, said U.S., Internet spending will grow 15% next year. (B2BOnline)
Best Blog Awards
The best recruiting blog awards is happening for the second year and I thought I'd tell you all about it. Last year systematicHR was nominated (as it is this year) but I didn't bother telling anyone about it. I consider this to be an HR strategy, HR technology and business site that happens to cover talent acquisition as a subset of its topics, so being the best "recruiting blog" isn't that important to me (although I think we talk about talent acquisition and the strategy behind it as well as anybody out there). Instead, what I discovered last year was a great way to find out about other writers on the web who also contribute a great deal of value to the HR community. Vote if you like, or don't. But certainly go check out some of the other sites out there. (SystematicHR)

Mistakes Recruiters Make In Social Media
This is an excerpt from a speech I gave at the AACE Fall Conference.
There are a series of five mistakes we as recruiters make when we first try to tap into online communities. We'll cover those mistakes and then turn to best practices. The Top Five Mistakes:

  • The Impersonal Connection
  • Not Knowing the Lingo
  • Trying to Be Hip
  • The Disconnect
  • The OverReaction

(StL Recruiting)

Measuring Employer Brand Effectiveness
In employer brand executive briefings and workshops Brett has conducted with CEO's, HR Directors and their teams over the past year the most common questions asked are, "How do you measure whether your employer brand program is worth the investment?" and "What metrics should you use to track and report on progress?".  (PageUp)

Top cos turn training schools
It surely must be one of the greatest ironies facing the country. A nation of over a billion cannot find enough people to run its businesses now bursting at the seams with growth. "The issue is not one of employment, it is one of unemployability" says a leading HR consultant. Which is why, in Mumbai, accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) is chasing graduates to join its tax academy. The academy promises to train them as tax associates and offers jobs to successful students. In Chennai, India's largest software company TCS will soon launch its own academy to train 2,000 science graduates. They will be absorbed into the company later this year. Fresh graduates will earn a stipend during the training period. (Times News Network)

Deloitte announces initiative to recruit 50 new graduates directly from China
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has launched an innovative recruitment campaign to attract up to 50 graduates a year directly from Chinese universities. John Connolly, Deloitte's Chief Executive and Senior Partner, commented: "China presents a massive opportunity and a challenge for us in the UK. This recruitment programme will help forge stronger links with China and clients will benefit from a cadre of qualified advisors that have direct experience of both the UK and China." (OnRec)

Career Opportunities
"Get Your Next Job by Referral"

If you have been interviewed for even a few jobs, you must realize that the process is biased against you in many ways. Everything is designed to make the process easier and more successful for your future employer rather than for you. Despite your needs as an employee, the process is designed to grind through the list of candidates and spit out a, hopefully, qualified employee. If you want to survive this process and find the job, and the career, you deserve, you need to move beyond the traditional strategies of cover letter and résumé. You need to find ways to circumvent the process and develop an advantage over the other candidates. (Computor)

Deep Release:
Unique Medical Career Site Offers More Than Just A Simple Job Search goes way beyond the benefits of a typical career board by providing a single resource to professionals who are continually and increasingly barraged with information. features more than 170 medical job categories and is host to biotechnology jobs, healthcare jobs, pharmaceutical jobs, medical journals, articles, medical books, news feeds, drug database, medical dictionaries and forums. It also offers easy access to an industry calendar of medical meetings and conferences, licensing and education information and other timely topics.

"BioHealthRx will provide a single resource for professionals who work in today's fast-paced and ever-changing medical industry," states Jeri Lyskowinski, CEO/President of BioHealthRx. "I have worked in the medical industry for the past six years and have seen the time constraints placed on physicians, nurses, pharmacists, biologists and others who live with continuing labor shortages and a workload that seems to increase daily. Medical professionals don't have time to search multiple resources when they need information at a moment's notice."

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that by the year 2014, there will be more than 3.6 million healthcare positions available. That is a 27.3-percent higher job growth rate than the expected 14-percent rate of all other industries combined. "It's a big number and we need to be prepared by providing useful services for not only the clinical and research employees, but also the employers to help keep up retention rates and lower turnover." Lyskowinski adds. "The medical industry is by far the premier industry in which to work. Advances in technology and research are announced daily by some of the brightest minds in the world."

BioHealthRx selected HRsmart to host the career site because of the enhanced functionality they were able to provide such as applicant tracking technology. The embedded and streamlined ATS will allow recruiters and hiring managers to manage their applicant and candidate workflow leading to cost-savings from more accurate and efficient hires. Employers will be able to add a video to "sell" their company to potential job seekers, in addition to job posting/template creation, screening questionnaires, resume searching and a recruiter desktop with a calendar, quick view of applicants and more.

A wide range of companies is targeted for the web site, including large pharmaceuticals, hospitals and biotechnology companies, as well as those which participate in drug research and development, CROs—companies that manufacturers coatings for pills—and medical supply houses.

Job postings are competitively priced and can be purchased in packages or subscription-based. With the subscription-based package, an entire medical facility can post unlimited job openings either monthly or annually for one low, flat fee and it includes full access to the resume database.

About BioHealthRx
Founded by CEO and President Jeri Lyskowinski, is a career site and resource center for the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It was founded with a desire to provide a single-resource for the busy medical professional. BioHealthRx features top medical jobs with access to the freshest resumes, a salary wizard, books, medical journals, articles and more. BioHealthRx donates a portion of its revenues to highly ethical foundations and charities across the country to enhance the experience of industry professionals and the people they serve.

About HRsmart

Founded in 1994, HRsmart provides a fully hosted, network-delivered suite of talent management software solutions including applicant tracking, online recruiting, performance management, learning management, career development, succession planning, employee referral and job distribution.

HRsmart supports a wide range of clients including, but not limited to, the medical, retail, manufacturing, financial, government, hospitality, petrochemical and telecommunications industries.

Many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, commercial public career boards and recruiting firms, turn to HRsmart for their talent management needs.

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